Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights For Central Oregon

Northwest Area Foundation

Media Contact
Karl Stauber, president       
Phone: 651-225-3866
Address: 332 Minnesota Street, Suite 1201-E, St. Paul, MN 55101
Email address:
Web address:

Sample size

Survey Area
Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties in Central Oregon

Is your survey area urban, suburban, rural? 
Predominately small town and rural area, but including one city of 50,000 people


U.S. Census, 1999 estimates

White 91.2%
Black 0.2%
Asian 0.8%
Hispanic 5.0%
Other Native American 2.9%

U.S. Census, 1999 estimates

18-34              19.7%
35-54              31.3%
55-64              10.1%
65+                 13.2%

Center for Rocky Mountain West

Additional Information:

Deschutes County is experiencing greater in-migration than the other two counties, and tends to have a more affluent, more mobile, and slightly younger population as a result.