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Time Zone: Deschutes County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bend is the Seat for Deschutes County.

Deschutes County was founded in 1916 and was created by taking area from CrookCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Deschutes had a population of 158,629 people. This is an increase of 37.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 115,367 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Deschutes represented 3.37% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 36 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010157,733+36.72%-0.56% since 2009
2009158,629+37.5%+0.57% since 2008
2008157,730+36.72%+2.82% since 2007
2000115,367The Last Census

More information can be found on the Deschutes County Census Page for Deschutes County.


Below are some of the communities located in Deschutes County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Deschutes County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bend   77,28952,02948.55% increase  
Redmond   24,55613,48182.2% increase  
Sisters   1,65595972.6% increase  

Websites for Deschutes County

Official Website:   www.co.deschutes.or.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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