Dufur, Oregon

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Dufur is a city in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. The population was 588 at the 2000 census. It is a farming community, with wheat being an important crop, along with tree fruit and grapes.

Dufur was incorporated on February 10, 1893[4] and named after Andrew J. Dufur and his brother Enoch Burnham Dufur. In 1859 they began raising stock on 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land located where the city now stands.[citation needed]

On the second full weekend of August, Dufur holds its annual Threshing Bee, a harvest festival celebrating the local agricultural economy. The festival includes demonstrations of horse-drawn harvesting equipment, and a steam tractor that powers a belt-driven threshing machine.



Dufur is located at 45°27′12″N 121°7′38″W / 45.45333°N 121.12722°W / 45.45333; -121.12722 (45.453227, -121.127244)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 588 people, 244 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,007.5 people per square mile (391.4/km²). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 454.1/sq mi (176.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.45% White, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 244 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

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