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Hood River, OR

Hood River leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
7,688
Hood River Population7
$
51,765
Median Income6
3.3
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

The population of Hood River that is 55 years and older grew by 26.0% since 2010, which is the city's fastest growing segment.

Age

38.2
Median Age7
11.8
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Hood River residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 15.1% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 32.5%

Race

76
%
Oregon Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Hood River is at a low risk for natural disasters. The most common disasters are volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes.

Weather

42
%
Chance of Rain10
48
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature34

 

Housing

The average home value in Hood River increased by 69% since 2010 which is 26% higher than the national average and 11% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,100
Monthly Average12
47
%
Renters35

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Hood River is a very high tax location with no sales tax and property tax 9% lower than the national average, but income tax 109% higher than the national average.

Other

1.01
%
Property Tax22
0.0
%
Sales Tax21
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax22

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)36

 

Employment

Hood River has a very high employment rate of 97% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Diamond Fruit Growers and Maritime Services

Income

11.3
%
<$25,0006
14.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Hood River leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results37

Representatives

Mayor27 Kate McBride
Democratic
House of Representative27 Greg Walden
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Providence Portland Medical Center, is 53.8 miles from the center of Hood River, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Portland VA Medical Center - Vancouver Campus, is 53.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, OHSU Hospital-Knight Cancer Institute, is 58.2 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In Oregon, 41.4% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 51.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#1 2019 Best Small Cities by Thrillist30
 

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