Place:Deschutes, Oregon, United States

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NameDeschutes
Alt namesDeschutessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.917°N 121.25°W
Located inOregon, United States     (1916 - )
See alsoCrook, Oregon, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Deschutes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 157,733. The county was created in 1916 out of part of Crook County and was named for the Deschutes River, which itself was named by French-Canadian trappers of the early 19th century. It is the political and economic hub of Central Oregon. The county seat is Bend.

Deschutes is the fastest-growing county in Oregon. For various statistical purposes, the U.S. federal government has defined Deschutes County as the Bend-Redmond Metropolitan Statistical Area. The metropolitan area is combined with Crook County (designated the Prineville Micropolitan Statistical Area) to form the federally defined Bend-Redmond-Prineville Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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French-Canadian fur trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company gave the name Riviere des Chutes (River of the Falls) to the Deschutes River, from which the county derived its name.

On December 13, 1916, Deschutes County was created from the southern part of Crook County. Bend has been the county seat since the county's formation. It was the last county in Oregon to be established.

The Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Company also operated within the Bend area processing Ponderosa pine trees.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1869 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1916 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1916 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1916 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 9,622
1930 14,749
1940 18,631
1950 21,812
1960 23,100
1970 30,442
1980 62,142
1990 74,958

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External links

www.deschutes.org/


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