Parkdale, Oregon

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Parkdale is an unincorporated community in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Parkdale as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. As of the 2000 census, the population was 266.

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History

Parkdale was founded by David Eccles and R. J. McIsaac in 1910 to serve as a terminus for the Mount Hood Railroad.

Geography

Parkdale is located at 45°31′1″N 121°35′49″W / 45.51694°N 121.59694°W / 45.51694; -121.59694 (45.516976, -121.596923)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Geology

The geology of Parkdale is dominated by the geology of Mount Hood, a nearby stratovolcano about 8 miles to the south of the town. A six-thousand year old [1] lava flow is named after the town. It flowed north from the Upper Hood River Valley.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 266 people, 88 households, and 68 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 419.1 people per square mile (163.0/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 145.0/sq mi (56.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 80.08% White, 4.51% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 11.65% from other races, and 3.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.31% of the population.

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