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Overview

Introduction to Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon, in Hood River county, is 46 miles E of Gresham, Oregon and 57 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Hood River History

Hood River was named after the nearby Hood River. The first post office of the area was established on September 30, 1858. It was officially incorporated in July of 1895. It is the county seat of Hood River County, which was founded on June 23, 1908. The area was first settled in the 1850s.

Hood River and nearby Attractions

  • International Museum of Carousel Art
  • Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area
  • Hood River County Historical Museum
  • Koberg Beach State Recreation Site
  • Viento State Park
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Things To Do In Hood River

Waucoma Park, Eliot Park, Port Marina Park, Morrison Park, Jackson Park, Waucoma Park and Mann Park are all located in Hood River. The International Museum of Carousel Art and the Hood River County Historical Museum provide insight into the history of this area. The Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area, the Koberg Beach State Recreation Site and Viento State Park are nearby. Local celebrations include the Hood River Cherry Days, the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival, the Hood River Pear Celebration and the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest.

Hood River Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Hood River Higher Education

Portland Community College, Clackamas Community College and Mt. Hood Community College are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 7,412
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,740
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,952
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,923
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,675
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $950
Median House Value $328,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hood River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles E of Gresham, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Hood River
Standard Zip Codes 97031
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.705
Longitude -121.52

Hood River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOOD RIVER EXP STN
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Station DALLESPORT AP
Distance 18.2 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
Station GLENWOOD 2
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 43 to 79 F
Oct Temp 29 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dee (97031)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cascade Locks 1,052 $45,921
Mosier 476 $55,556
The Dalles 15,136 $48,442

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hood River Public Libraries

Library
Hood River County Library
502 STATE STREET
Hood River, Oregon
(541) 386-2535
Library Web Site

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Hood River Hospitals

PROVIDENCE HOOD RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
811 13TH STREET
(541) 386-3911
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hood River High Schools

HOOD RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
1220 INDIAN CREEK RD
541-386-4500
Serves 1,210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

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