Hood River County, OR

County

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2022 Population
23,965
0.209% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
2.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.57%
4.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,254
3.13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$492,500
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hood River County, OR had a population of 24k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $80,254. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hood River County, OR grew from 23,915 to 23,965, a 0.209% increase and its median household income grew from $77,815 to $80,254, a 3.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hood River County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.5%), White (Hispanic) (16.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.76%).

None of the households in Hood River County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.2% of the residents in Hood River County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hood River County, OR was $492,500, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Hood River County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hood River County, OR was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Diner at the Bridge of the Gods. Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Population & Diversity

Hood River County, OR is home to a population of 24k people, from which 88.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.4% of Hood River County, OR residents were born outside of the country (3.68k people).

In 2022, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15k people) in Hood River County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k White (Hispanic) and 2.41k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.2%
2022 Citizenship
88.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.2% of Hood River County, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hood River County, OR was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hood River County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15k ± 180
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.05k ± 714
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.41k ± 724
30.8%
Hispanic Population
7.39k people

In 2022, there were 3.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15k people) in Hood River County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k White (Hispanic) and 2.41k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.8% of the people in Hood River County, OR are hispanic (7.39k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hood River County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.68k people
15.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.74k people

As of 2022, 15.4% of Hood River County, OR residents (3.68k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hood River County, OR was 15.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    286 ± 99
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    271 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    90 ± 65

Hood River County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hood River County, OR employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in Hood River County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,148 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,916 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,340 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($117,228), Finance & Insurance ($113,464), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($106,250).

Occupations

12.9k
2022 Value
± 872
2.05%
1 Year growth
± 9.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hood River County, OR grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 12.6k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hood River County, OR, are Management Occupations (1,618 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,420 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,101 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hood River County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.9k
2022 Value
± 872
2.05%
1 Year growth
± 9.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hood River County, OR grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 12.6k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hood River County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,148 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,916 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,340 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hood River County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Hood River County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,250
Median earning men ± $3,716
$35,647
Median earning women ± $2,606

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($206,445), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($120,875), and Public Administration ($76,111).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($55,859), Public Administration ($47,891), and Wholesale Trade ($47,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 451
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 266
    Manufacturing
  3. 209
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hood River County, OR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 67% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hood River County, OR was $492,500 in 2022, which is 1.75 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $444,300 to $492,500, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Hood River County, OR is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hood River County, OR have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hood River County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$492,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,584
$6,170
Median Property Taxes
±$560

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hood River County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hood River County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.3% of the housing units in Hood River County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9501

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hood River County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,254
Median Household Income
± $5,597
9.04k
Number of Households
± 696

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.04k households in Hood River County, OR grew to $80,254 from the previous year's value of $77,815.

The following chart displays the households in Hood River County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hood River County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.6%)
  3. Carpooled (12.7%)

In 2022, 61.3% of workers in Hood River County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.6%) and those who carpooled to work (12.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hood River County, OR have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Hood River County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hood River County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hood River County, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hood River County, OR (1.56k out of 23.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hood River County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Hood River County, OR has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 0.243% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hood River County, OR see 468 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.09% decrease from the previous year (478 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 776 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 233 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

468 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hood River County, OR

Primary care physicians in Hood River County, OR see an average of 468 patients per year. This represents a 2.09% decrease from the previous year (478 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hood River County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.22%
Uninsured
41.3%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
0.243%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hood River County, OR grew by 0.0561% from 9.22% to 9.22%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Hood River County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in Hood River County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.8% in Hood River County, OR.

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