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About Hood River

Welcome to our "About Hood River" page where you'll find a brief overview on the city. Got questions? Email us at

Population: 6,945
Zip Code: 97031
County: Hood River

White: (68.9%)
Hispanic: (27.9%)
Asian: (1.8%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: (0.3%)
Black: (0.6%)
Other: (0.3%)

Average Daytime Highs: January 41F, May 69F, July-August 82F, November 49F.
Humidity: 67% (Average)
Precipitation: Medium
Snowfall: January but doesn't stick around long except for the higher elevations.

Other Pertinent Information: (Listed Alphabetically)

Area Code: 541

Best Known For: Windsurfing

Cost of Living Index: 92.7 (United States Avg = 100)

Elevation: 400 Feet

Incorporated: 1895

Land Area: 2.9 Sq. Miles

Lattitude: 45.71 N

Longitutde: 121.52 W

Median Home Value: $325,914 (2009)

Median Household Income: $46,605 (2009)

Median Real Estate Taxes: $1,924 (As of 2009)

Median Resident Age: 33.5

Population Density: TBA

Unemployment: 8.8% (2011)

Notes of Interest: One of the best windsurfing locations in the world.

History of Hood River
Cool Things in Hood River

"For the Tourist"

Restaurants in Hood River - We list all of the tasty places to eat in town as well as where you can find Wifi Hotspots! All listed establishments offer e-coupons which you can redeemed by showing on your mobile device when it's time to pay the bill!

Lodging - List of hotels, motels, campgrounds, rv parks, vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts. We list pet friendly establishments too!

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Camping - List of all the best places to camp out in Hood River!

Cycling - List of popular bike routes in town.

Hiking - Reviews of hikes (including pictures) for both the novice and experienced hiker!

Fishing - List of popular fishing holes in Hood River.

Hunting - H.R. isn't known for it's hunting opportunities, but some do indeed exist!

Lakes - While the town is named after a river, it does have some nearby lakes that you swim/fish!

Rivers - Notation of all the city's rivers along with pictures!


Historic Sites