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Deschutes County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2019: 197,692 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 115,367 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,707
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,453
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 32,967
Renter-occupied apartments: 21,930 (it was 12,628 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

38%

Land area: 3018 sq. mi.

Water area: 36.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Deschutes County: 99.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%), Educational, health and social services (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Deschutes County, OR (2019)
    • 171,029148.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,32414.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,4803.0%Two or more races
    • 2,7622.4%Asian alone
    • 2,6772.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 9570.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3470.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1160.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years
Males: 98,322  (49.7%)
Females: 99,370  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Deschutes County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,643 ($41,847 in 1999)
This county:

$71,643
Oregon:

$67,058

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,239 (lower quartile is $936, upper quartile is $1,726)
This county:

$1239
State:

$1063


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $413,500 (it was $140,700 in 2000)
Deschutes:

$413,500
Oregon:

$354,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $304,600 - $607,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $489,384
Here:

$489,384
State:

$422,890

Townhouses or other attached units: $605,886
Here:

$605,886
State:

$360,411

In 2-unit structures: $247,467
Here:

$247,467
State:

$298,318

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $362,084
Here:

$362,084
State:

$326,793

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $380,667
Here:

$380,667
State:

$386,775

Mobile homes: $167,750
Here:

$167,750
State:

$144,252

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $48,946
Here:

$48,946
State:

$59,096

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,745
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $535

Institutionalized population: 615

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 78
  • Burglaries: 345
  • Thefts: 880
  • Auto thefts: 116

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 350
  • Thefts: 872
  • Auto thefts: 108
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1483 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 1998: 1657 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 1999: 1845 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2000: 1897 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2001: 2063 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2002: 2206 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2003: 2317 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2004: 3196 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2005: 3893 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2006: 3073 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2007: 1574 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2008: 668 buildings, average cost: $262,600
  • 2009: 348 buildings, average cost: $277,100
  • 2010: 365 buildings, average cost: $231,800
  • 2011: 457 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2012: 741 buildings, average cost: $261,900
  • 2013: 1204 buildings, average cost: $263,300
  • 2014: 1274 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 1550 buildings, average cost: $262,000
  • 2016: 1817 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2017: 1777 buildings, average cost: $263,600
  • 2018: 1818 buildings, average cost: $263,300
  • 2019: 1488 buildings, average cost: $260,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Deschutes, OR residents
Average permit cost in Deschutes, OR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,994 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,046 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Deschutes, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Deschutes, OR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Deschutes, OR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
Deschutes County:

9.7%
Oregon:

11.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents, 10.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.7% for American Indian residents, 6.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.1% for other race residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.0 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 44.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 23.3 years old, American Indian residents: 52.3 years old, Asian residents: 23.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.0 years old, Other race residents: 44.1 years old)

Area name: Bend, OR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Deschutes County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $985 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bend, Sisters-Millican, Redmond, La Pine, Tumalo, Deschutes River Woods, Three Rivers, Eagle Crest, Terrebonne, Sunriver.

Deschutes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Deschutes County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 3.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Oregon:

5.5%

Unemployment by year in Deschutes, OR
County total employment by year in Deschutes, OR
County average yearly wages by year in Deschutes, OR

Current college students: 4,761
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,105 (63.7% naturalized citizens)

Deschutes County:

4.6%
Whole state:

9.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4932010 or later
  • 1,6622000 to 2009
  • 1,8851990 to 1999
  • 5751980 to 1989
  • 3821970 to 1979
  • 1,036Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.2%

Deschutes County marital status for males Deschutes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 70,978
  • One, attached: 4,304
  • Two: 1,249
  • 3 or 4: 3,422
  • 5 to 9: 2,788
  • 10 to 19: 1,564
  • 20 to 49: 840
  • 50 or more: 1,607
  • Mobile homes: 5,850
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 179

Housing units in Deschutes County with a mortgage: 35,773 (595 second mortgage, 3,658 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,357

Here:

66.0% with mortgage
State:

66.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Deschutes County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,32997
Catholic11,6435
Other6,39429
Mainline Protestant4,92214
Orthodox261
None117,419-
Deschutes County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Deschutes County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Deschutes County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 192
This county:

12.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Deschutes County:

5.8%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Deschutes County:

17.3%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Deschutes County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,857
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $367.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,834
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.65%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,540
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.35%
All wheat for grain: 547 harvested acres
Vegetables: 105 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Deschutes County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 2550% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 311.5 miles away from Deschutes County center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 250.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 232.0 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 423.7 miles away from Deschutes County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 265.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Wildfires And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 7, 2020 - November 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4562, Natural disaster type: Fire, Wind
  • Oregon Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4499-OR: March 28, 2020, FEMA Id: 4499, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 7, 2017 - January 10, 2017, FEMA Id: 4328, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Oregon GW Fire, Incident Period: September 02, 2007 to September 11, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 03, 2007, FEMA Id: 2727, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Black Crater Fire, Incident Period: July 27, 2006 to August 14, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 27, 2006, FEMA Id: 2659, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Booth Fire, Incident Period: August 20, 2003 to October 22, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 2493, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Cache Mountain Fire, Incident Period: July 28, 2002 to August 01, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 29, 2002, FEMA Id: 2455, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Deschutes County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Deschutes

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 68,584 (70.8%)
  • Carpooled: 10,945 (11.3%)
  • Bus: 653 (0.7%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 87 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 919 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 2,179 (2.2%)
  • Walked: 2,185 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 11,354 (11.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • England (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Deschutes County


  • German (13%)
  • American (11%)
  • European (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Deschutes County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 431 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 287 people in nursing homes
  • 186 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 117 people in other group homes
  • 79 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 73 people in halfway houses
  • 24 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Deschutes County, Oregon in 2010:

  • 353 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 322 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 199 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 110 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 64 people in college/university student housing
  • 44 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,247.

9.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($74,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.97%
Oregon average:

8.52%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Deschutes County:

0.03%
Oregon average:

0.05%

3.99% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($25,357 average AGI)
5.94% relocated from other states ($49,276 average AGI)
Deschutes County:

5.94%
Oregon average:

4.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  0.62% ($77,869 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  0.44% ($77,838)
from Lane County, OR  0.43% ($57,309)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.39% ($92,297)
from Marion County, OR  0.30% ($54,167)
from Jefferson County, OR  0.28% ($43,072)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.26% ($79,391)


6.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Oregon average:

7.23%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($221 average AGI)
Deschutes County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%

3.27% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($21,703 average AGI)
3.03% relocated to other states ($27,018 average AGI)
Deschutes County:

3.03%
Oregon average:

3.05%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Crook County, OR  0.44% ($44,588 average AGI)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.38% ($40,822)
to Jefferson County, OR  0.34% ($38,806)
to Lane County, OR  0.32% ($37,519)
to Washington County, OR  0.26% ($48,886)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.23% ($55,292)
to Marion County, OR  0.19% ($48,039)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Deschutes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Deschutes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Deschutes County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Deschutes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Deschutes County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Deschutes County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Deschutes County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Deschutes County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Deschutes County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,129 (20,265 aged, 2,864 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,627 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Deschutes County, Oregon in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,473)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,460)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,189)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,168)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,065)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,053)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (869)
  • Congestive heart failure (582)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (446)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (399)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,027
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 164
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,769

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,191
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 757
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 117

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 27.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 166.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 108.3
  • Poisoning - 40.5
  • Other - 17.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 197,692
  • Male householders: 39,379 (7,922 living alone), Female householders: 37,149 (11,549 living alone)
  • 40,393 spouses (40,075 opposite-sex spouses), 5,319 unmarried partners, (5,270 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 49,708 children (46,107 natural, 2,312 adopted, 1,289 stepchildren), 1,236 grandchildren, 3,090 brothers or sisters, 1,847 parents, 502 foster children, 5,472 other relatives, 12,254 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,343

Size of family households: 25,571 2-persons, 9,241 3-persons, 9,376 4-persons, 3,587 5-persons, 1,602 6-persons, 879 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,471 1-person, 5,044 2-persons, 1,138 3-persons, 543 4-persons, 76 5-persons.

23,708 married couples with children.
10,731 single-parent households (4,929 men, 5,802 women).

92.6% of residents of Deschutes speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $581,180,000 ($4,322 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $32,950,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $342,301,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $95,718,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $237,000
Federal grants: $77,485,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,557,000 ($2,392,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $50,881,000 ($5,385,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,164,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $66,839,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,242,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,122
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,124
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +486
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +22,869
Here:

+162 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Deschutes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 21.71 millions of gallons per day (70% from ground, 30% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • 7,8932014 or later
  • 2,5582010 to 2013
  • 26,0422000 to 2009
  • 20,8391990 to 1999
  • 11,5721980 to 1989
  • 14,9461970 to 1979
  • 3,3721960 to 1969
  • 1,1911950 to 1959
  • 1,0611940 to 1949
  • 3,3071939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • 2201 room
  • 1872 rooms
  • 1,3723 rooms
  • 6,1374 rooms
  • 13,1415 rooms
  • 11,6996 rooms
  • 8,9607 rooms
  • 5,0498 rooms
  • 7,3659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • 2971 room
  • 1,5232 rooms
  • 2,5983 rooms
  • 5,9374 rooms
  • 5,4485 rooms
  • 3,6926 rooms
  • 1,6357 rooms
  • 4948 rooms
  • 7749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • 220no bedroom
  • 8451 bedroom
  • 6,9392 bedrooms
  • 36,0383 bedrooms
  • 8,5404 bedrooms
  • 1,5485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon
  • 377no bedroom
  • 2,7941 bedroom
  • 6,9872 bedrooms
  • 9,9253 bedrooms
  • 2,1594 bedrooms
  • 1565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Deschutes County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Deschutes County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Deschutes County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,526no vehicle
  • 9,7741 vehicle
  • 23,0362 vehicles
  • 13,1983 vehicles
  • 4,3404 vehicles
  • 2,2565+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Deschutes County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Deschutes County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,381no vehicle
  • 7,8191 vehicle
  • 8,1932 vehicles
  • 2,9323 vehicles
  • 6234 vehicles
  • 4505+ vehicles

82.1% of Deschutes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Oregon.

Deschutes County:

82.1%
State average:

82.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 76,036
  • Other state: 109,449
  • Northeast: 9,573
  • Midwest: 19,182
  • South: 11,565
  • West: 69,129
Year householders moved into unit in Deschutes County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Deschutes County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.7%Electricity
  • 38.2%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Wood
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.3%Electricity
  • 29.1%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,253
Here:

7.2%
Oregon:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 347
Here:

3.4%
Oregon:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 514
Here:

7.3%
Oregon:

17.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Deschutes County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,033,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,010,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $23,209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,256,000
    Regular Highways: $2,926,000
    Police Protection: $142,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $43,301,000
    Police Protection: $28,886,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,435,000
    Regular Highways: $11,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,275,000
    General - Other: $7,019,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,278,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,807,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,293,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,732,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,855,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $437,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Health and Hospitals: $633,000
    General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $284,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,253,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $426,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $874,000
    Health and Hospitals: $824,000
    Highways: $537,000
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $316,180,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $311,940,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,611,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,666,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,945,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,887,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,965,000
    Rents: $2,241,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,554,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $67,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,698,000
    Regular Highways: $825,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $168,000
    Central Staff Services: $141,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $105,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $49,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,248,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,562,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,353,000
    Highways: $15,313,000
    Other: $12,505,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,651,000
    Public Welfare: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $69,792,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,957,000
    Other License: $1,653,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $88,832,000

Deschutes County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,033,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,010,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $23,209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,256,000
    Regular Highways: $2,926,000
    Police Protection: $142,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $43,301,000
    Police Protection: $28,886,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,435,000
    Regular Highways: $11,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,275,000
    General - Other: $7,019,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,278,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,807,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,293,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,732,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,855,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $437,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Health and Hospitals: $633,000
    General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $284,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,253,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $426,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $874,000
    Health and Hospitals: $824,000
    Highways: $537,000
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $316,180,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $311,940,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,611,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,666,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,945,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,887,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,965,000
    Rents: $2,241,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,554,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $67,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,698,000
    Regular Highways: $825,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $168,000
    Central Staff Services: $141,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $105,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $49,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,248,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,562,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,353,000
    Highways: $15,313,000
    Other: $12,505,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,651,000
    Public Welfare: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $69,792,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,957,000
    Other License: $1,653,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $88,832,000

Deschutes County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,033,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,010,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $23,209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,256,000
    Regular Highways: $2,926,000
    Police Protection: $142,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $43,301,000
    Police Protection: $28,886,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,435,000
    Regular Highways: $11,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,275,000
    General - Other: $7,019,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,278,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,807,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,293,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,732,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,855,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $437,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Health and Hospitals: $633,000
    General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $284,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,253,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $426,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $874,000
    Health and Hospitals: $824,000
    Highways: $537,000
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $316,180,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $311,940,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,611,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,666,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,945,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,887,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,965,000
    Rents: $2,241,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,554,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $67,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,698,000
    Regular Highways: $825,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $168,000
    Central Staff Services: $141,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $105,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $49,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,248,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,562,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,353,000
    Highways: $15,313,000
    Other: $12,505,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,651,000
    Public Welfare: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $69,792,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,957,000
    Other License: $1,653,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $88,832,000

Deschutes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,033,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,010,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $23,209,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,256,000
    Regular Highways: $2,926,000
    Police Protection: $142,000
    General - Other: $107,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $43,301,000
    Police Protection: $28,886,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,435,000
    Regular Highways: $11,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,275,000
    General - Other: $7,019,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,278,000
    Financial Administration: $6,199,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,807,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,293,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,732,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,855,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,209,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $437,000
    General Public Buildings: $252,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,861,000
    Health and Hospitals: $633,000
    General Local Government Support: $500,000
    Other: $284,000
    Public Welfare: $186,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,253,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $426,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $209,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $874,000
    Health and Hospitals: $824,000
    Highways: $537,000
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $316,180,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $311,940,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,611,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,666,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,945,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,887,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,965,000
    Rents: $2,241,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,554,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $67,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,698,000
    Regular Highways: $825,000
    General - Other: $364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $168,000
    Central Staff Services: $141,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $105,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $49,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,248,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,562,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,353,000
    Highways: $15,313,000
    Other: $12,505,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,651,000
    Public Welfare: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $69,792,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,957,000
    Other License: $1,653,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $88,832,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,427
  • Number of aged recipients: 102
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,325
  • Number of recipients under 18: 245
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 993
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 189
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 538
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 648
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED900$171,9661,359$239,5654,375$242,18498$175,5614$2,528,0001,379$246,377215$142,223
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED93$166,871108$233,361458$264,13110$37,3000$0129$255,91536$129,806
APPLICATIONS DENIED195$180,497253$244,8301,808$274,03961$142,8362$8,956,500408$270,468170$133,071
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN120$162,525196$218,1581,025$254,73735$191,2860$0223$258,50781$138,173
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$180,88945$199,444214$251,73812$238,0830$054$273,81524$123,042
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED89$219,56234$237,02919$214,053
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED42$287,95223$264,52211$298,364
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$249,0678$228,62511$285,909
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$237,3338$210,5002$209,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$255,6674$241,7501$160,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Deschutes, OR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Deschutes, OR - Value
Most common first names in Deschutes County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert51673.2 years
John50376.5 years
William47976.4 years
James37873.1 years
Mary36178.8 years
Charles30576.2 years
George25676.9 years
Dorothy25080.4 years
Helen23681.4 years
Donald21072.9 years
Most common last names in Deschutes County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23975.1 years
Johnson21375.3 years
Anderson13377.4 years
Wilson11974.8 years
Davis11976.8 years
Brown11875.2 years
Miller11276.5 years
Jones10676.1 years
Williams8774.6 years
Thompson8775.3 years
Businesses in Deschutes County, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5La Quinta1
AT&T3La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware4Lane Bryant1
Albertsons3Lane Furniture2
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's2Lowe's2
Arby's2Macy's1
Audi1Marriott2
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets9
BMW1Maurices1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's10
Barnes & Noble1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike7
Ben & Jerry's1Nissan1
Best Western4OfficeMax1
Blockbuster4Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental2Outback1
Burger King3Outback Steakhouse1
Carl\s Jr.3Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Panda Express1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K4Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske1
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos3
Curves1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen3Red Robin1
Days Inn1Rite Aid3
Decora Cabinetry1Rue211
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn1Sears2
Dressbarn1Sleep Inn2
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel4
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx26Starbucks12
Ford2Subaru1
GNC4Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile6
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill4Taco Bell4
H&R Block6Target1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Home Depot2Toyota1
Honda1Trader Joe's1
IZOD1True Value3
J. Jill1U-Haul8
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular6
Jack In The Box1UPS31
Jamba Juice2Vans1
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless4
Jones New York6Volkswagen1
KFC2Vons4
Kincaid4Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger4Whole Foods Market1

Deschutes County on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"