Hines, Oregon

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Hines is a city in Harney County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,623 at the 2000 census.



A community named Herrick was formed just southwest of Burns when railroad promoter and sawmill operator Fred Herrick founded a lumber company there.[3] Edward Hines bought the railroad and lumber company from Mr. Herrick in 1928, and a post office named Hines was established in 1931 to serve the Edward Hines Lumber Company mill and surrounding community.[3] The mill has since changed hands at least two more times.[3]


Hines is located at 43°33′33″N 119°5′0″W / 43.55917°N 119.083333°W / 43.55917; -119.083333 (43.559163, -119.083441)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,623 people, 641 households, and 473 families residing in the city. The population density was 684.8 people per square mile (264.4/km²). There were 689 housing units at an average density of 290.7/sq mi (112.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.39% White, 0.12% African American, 2.71% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.

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