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Welcome to Dufur ...

The city of Dufur is located in Wasco County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dufur has a population of 635 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Dufur, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated February 10, 1893.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Dufur: Named after Andrew Dufur and his brother Enonch Dufur.

Dufur is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dufur: (541) & (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Dufur: 97021<5>

Websites for Dufur ...

Official Website: www.cityofdufur.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dufur had an population of 635 people. This is an increase of 5.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dufur had a population of 604 people. This makes Dufur the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Dufur represents 0.02% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 185th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 604 people, the population of Dufur increased 2.72% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 588 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dufur.

Communities near Dufur ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dufur.

  • The Dalles [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Dalles
    • The Dalles [Wasco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Dufur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,581 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Dalles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Dalles<7>
  • City of The Dalles [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City of The Dalles
    • City of The Dalles [Wasco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Dufur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City of The Dalles came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City of The Dalles
  • Maupin [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maupin
    • Maupin [Wasco County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Dufur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maupin have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maupin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maupin<7>
  • Moro [Sherman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
    • Moro [Sherman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Dufur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grass Valley [Sherman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
      • Grass Valley [Sherman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Dufur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<7>
    • Rice [Wasco County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Wasco County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Dufur
    • Kingsley [Wasco County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
      • Kingsley [Wasco County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Dufur
    • Friend [Wasco County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friend
      • Friend [Wasco County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Dufur
    • Dallesport [Klickitat County]
    • Chenoweth [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenoweth
      • Chenoweth [Wasco County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Dufur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenoweth have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenoweth

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dufur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dufur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dufur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dufur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dufur. See our Newspapers Page for Dufur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dufur ...

Looking for more information about Dufur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dufur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dufur.

Adding Dufur to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dufur in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dufur was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dufur on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dufur on our Genealogy Page.

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About Wasco County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dufur: www.cityofdufur.org/

The official website for Wasco County: www.co.wasco.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Wasco, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dufur.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dufur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dufur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dufur or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dufur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dufur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DufurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dufur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4542, Longitude: -121.1278    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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