Deschutes County is located in central Oregon. The County Seat is Bend and the largest city is Bend. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.deschutes.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 170,388 and the 2010 census population was 157,733. The land area is 3,018.19 square miles and there are 52.3 persons per square mile.
94.8% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 7.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 93.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 31% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $249,500, there are 64,568 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,524, the median household income is $50,209, and 14.5% of the persons in Deschutes County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 21,423. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,809,059, and sales per capita were $18,311. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.2%.
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