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Encyclopedia > Redmond, Oregon
Redmond, Oregon
Motto: The Heart of Central Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°16′8″N 121°11′1″W / 44.26889, -121.18361
County Deschutes County
Incorporated 1916
Government
 - Mayor Alan Unger
Area
 - City 26.5 km²  (10.2 sq mi)
 - Land 26.5 km² (10.2 sq mi)
 - Water 0.0 km² (0.0 sq mi)
Elevation 937.9 m (3,077 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 23,500
 - Density 508.3/km² (1,316.7/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
Website: www.ci.redmond.or.us

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.[1] A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Deschutes County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Deschutes County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Bend is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

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History

A post office was established for Redmond August 29, 1915; the city was incorporated December 13, 1916. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Geography

Redmond is located at 44°16′8″N, 121°11′1″W (44.268978, -121.183487)GR1. It is 16 miles north of Bend on U.S. Highway 97. Bend is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... United States Highway 97 is a major north-south United States highway in the western United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.5 km² (10.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Because of its high elevation, Redmond's climate is considered high desert. Mojave Desert The Mojave or Mohave Desert occupies a significant portion of Southern California and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,481 people, 5,260 households, and 3,618 families residing in the city. The population density was 508.3/km² (1,316.7/mi²). There were 5,584 housing units at an average density of 210.5/km² (545.4/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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. Roberts Field (IATA: RDM, ICAO: KRDM), also known as Redmond Municipal Airport, is a public airport serving the towns of Redmond and Bend in central Oregon. ... Logo of the U.S. Forest Service. ... A smokejumper is a firefighter who parachutes into a remote area to combat wildfires. ... A wildfire, also known as a wildland fire, forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, peat fire (gambut in Indonesia), bushfire (in Australasia), or hill fire, is an uncontrolled fire that pops up fire often occurring in wildland areas, but which can also consume houses or agricultural resources. ...


In the first decade of the 21st century, Redmond has also become the home for many people who work in Bend, but cannot afford to live there.[citation needed] The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Redmond is also home to Eagle Crest Resort, which employs many youth and college students during the summer season.[citation needed] Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools. ...


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.


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 whose mild scent is always in the air.

Species Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. ... Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ...

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Redmond is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon.
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