Maupin, Oregon

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Maupin, Oregon
Maupin and the Deschutes River
Maupin and the Deschutes River
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°10′26″N 121°4′59″W / 45.17389°N 121.08306°W / 45.17389; -121.08306Coordinates: 45°10′26″N 121°4′59″W / 45.17389°N 121.08306°W / 45.17389; -121.08306[1]
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wasco
Incorporated 1922
 • Mayor Frank Kay
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land 1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 418
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 422
 • Density 298.6/sq mi (115.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97037
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-46500[5]
GNIS feature ID 1123848[6]
Old farm near Maupin with Mount Hood in the distance

Maupin is a city in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Located on the Deschutes River, much of the city's economy is related to the river through outdoor activities, such as fishing and rafting. The population was 418 at the 2010 census.


Maupin is named for Howard Maupin, a pioneer who had a farm and ferry at the town's location in the late 19th century. Originally named Hunts Ferry after the owner of a ferry on the Deschutes River, the name was changed to Maupin Ferry by town founder William H. Staats. The city's name was shortened to Maupin in about 1909.[7][8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.63 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[2] Road access is provided by U.S. Route 197, which crosses the Deschutes River in town at one of the few places the Deschutes can be crossed north of Madras.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). Being in the high desert, the nights cool down from the daytime heat.[citation needed] According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Maupin has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 198
1930 240 21.2%
1940 267 11.3%
1950 312 16.9%
1960 381 22.1%
1970 428 12.3%
1980 495 15.7%
1990 456 −7.9%
2000 411 −9.9%
2010 418 1.7%
Est. 2015 430 [10] 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 418 people, 199 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was about 299 inhabitants per square mile (115.4/km2). There were 274 housing units at an average density of about 196 per square mile (75.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 199 households of which about 20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, about 50% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3% had a male householder with no wife present, and about 43% were non-families. About 41% of all households were made up of individuals and about 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the city was about 56 years. About 15% of residents were under the age of 18; about 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and about 32% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was about 51% male and 49% female.


Maupin is served by the South Wasco County School District, a two-school district that comprises Maupin Grade School and South Wasco County Junior/Senior High School, both of which are in Maupin.[12]


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