Dufur, Oregon

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High Points

Dufur strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Dufur Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Dufur, Oregon

Comparing Dufur to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 5 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 5 10
Housing Recently Built 5 3
People Living Alone 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5

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Dufur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles E of Gresham, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Wasco
Standard Zip Codes 97021
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.453
Longitude -121.129

Dufur Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DUFUR
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 50 to 86 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
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Dufur Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 588 100%
Male 299 50.9%
Female 289 49.1%
Under 18 156 26.5%
18+ 432 73.5%
65+ 110 18.7%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 573 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.7%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 9 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.4%

Estimated Dufur Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 582
Growth -6
Growth % -1%

Dufur Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.1%
English 16.5%
US/American 12.2%
Irish 10.8%
Norwegian 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Italian 3.6%
Swedish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Polish 1.9%
Scottish 1.7%
Hungarian 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Welsh 1%
European 0.7%
Croatian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Serbian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dufur, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Friend (97021)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dufur 588 $41,667
Grass Valley 171 $31,250
Maupin 411 $38,854
Moro 337 $40,625
Mosier 410 $46,094
The Dalles 12,156 $43,041
Wasco 381 $39,375

Dufur Public Libraries

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Dufur, Oregon
(541) 467-2509
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Dufur High Schools (2004)

802 NE 5TH ST
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 267 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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