Deschutes River

Deschutes River Woods, Oregon

Deschutes River Woods is a census-designated place and census tract in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, this unincorporated suburb of Bend had a population of 4,631.


Deschutes River Woods was originally planned as a hunting and trapping resort, but emerged as a suburb in the 1960s when the land was divided up into one- to five-acre parcels and re-zoned for family dwellings.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.

Deschutes River Woods shares boundaries with the Newberry National Volcanic Monument to the south, the Deschutes River to the west, Bend to the north and U.S. Route 97 to the east.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,631 people, 1,666 households, and 1,267 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 952.6 people per square mile (367.9/km²). There were 1,727 housing units at an average density of 355.2/sq mi (137.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.72% White, 0.26% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.26% of the population.

There were 1,666 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,717, and the median income for a family was $45,046. Males had a median income of $34,053 versus $22,368 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,934. About 6.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.


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