Redmond, Oregon


Redmond, Oregon

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Redmond, Oregon
settlement_type = City
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motto = The Heart of Central Oregon


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map_caption = Location in Oregon


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Oregon
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Deschutes
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Alan Unger
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1916
area_magnitude =
area_total_sq_mi = 10.2
area_total_km2 = 26.5
area_land_sq_mi = 10.2
area_land_km2 = 26.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
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population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 23500
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population_density_km2 = 508.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1316.7
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 44 |latm = 16 |lats = 8 |latNS = N
longd = 121 |longm = 11 |longs = 1 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 937.9
elevation_ft = 3077
website = [http://www.ci.redmond.or.us www.ci.redmond.or.us]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 97756
area_code = 541
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 41-61200GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1125912GR|3
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Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is named for Frank T. Redmond, who settled near the present site of the town in 1905. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Redmond's 2006 population is 23,500. [http://www.pdx.edu/media/p/r/PRC_Certified_Cities_2006.pdf PSU:Population Research Center] ]

History

A post office was established for Redmond August 29 1915; the city was incorporated December 13 1916.

Geography

Redmond is located at coor dms|44|16|8|N|121|11|1|W|city (44.268978, -121.183487)GR|1. It is 16 miles north of Bend on U.S. Highway 97.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), all of it land.

Because of its high elevation, Redmond's climate is considered high desert.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,481 people, 5,260 households, and 3,618 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,316.7 people per square mile (508.3/km²). There were 5,584 housing units at an average density of 545.4/sq mi (210.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.72% White, 0.09% African American, 1.16% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 2.14% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.48% of the population.

There were 5,260 households, out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,701, and the median income for a family was $41,481. Males had a median income of $31,940 versus $23,508 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,286. About 6.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

A major employer is the Redmond Air Center, located at the Redmond Airport. This is a Forest Service smoke-jumping, firefighting and training installation.

PCC-Schlosser is one example of the growing manufacturing sector in Redmond, employing over 200 in the manufacture of Titanium castings for the aerospace and medical markets.Fact|date=September 2008

T-Mobile Inc. has a call center in Redmond which employs more than 700 employees. [ [http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/p2003/press_082903.shtml] ]

Natural history

Some of Redmond's landmark desert flora include:
*The Juniper tree, which dots the surrounding brush/desert.
*The Sagebrush, a medium high bush which is abundant in undeveloped areas.

References

External links

* [http://www.redmond.or.us/ City of Redmond web site]
* [http://www.redmondcofc.com/ Redmond Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://bluebook.state.or.us/local/cities/lr/redmond.htm Oregon Blue Book entry for Redmond]


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