Tygh Valley, Oregon

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Tygh Valley, Oregon
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Tygh Valley, Oregon
Location of Tygh Valley, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°14′48″N 121°10′13″W / 45.24667°N 121.17028°W / 45.24667; -121.17028Coordinates: 45°14′48″N 121°10′13″W / 45.24667°N 121.17028°W / 45.24667; -121.17028
Country United States
State Oregon
County Wasco
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 224
 • Density 59.4/sq mi (22.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97063
Area code(s) 458 and 541
FIPS code 41-75500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1136854[2]

Tygh Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Wasco County, Oregon, United States.[3] The population was 224 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Tygh Valley is considered by some to be the beginning of the Barlow Road because many wagon trains crossed the Deschutes River at Sherars Bridge and proceeded west bypassing The Dalles. However, the National Park Service treats the first tollgate site at Gate Creek on the White River as the beginning of the Barlow Road.[4]

Geography[edit]

Tygh Valley is located at 45°14′48″N 121°10′13″W / 45.24667°N 121.17028°W / 45.24667; -121.17028 (45.246747, -121.170213).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land. The community is located 1,142 feet (348 m) above sea level.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tygh Valley, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21)
73
(23)
80
(27)
90
(32)
103
(39)
106
(41)
110
(43)
109
(43)
103
(39)
92
(33)
75
(24)
67
(19)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 41
(5)
47
(8)
56
(13)
63
(17)
71
(22)
78
(26)
86
(30)
86
(30)
78
(26)
65
(18)
49
(9)
40
(4)
63
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 26
(−3)
29
(−2)
32
(0)
36
(2)
40
(4)
45
(7)
50
(10)
50
(10)
45
(7)
37
(3)
32
(0)
27
(−3)
37
(3)
Record low °F (°C) −26
(−32)
−28
(−33)
5
(−15)
17
(−8)
21
(−6)
26
(−3)
33
(1)
32
(0)
24
(−4)
8
(−13)
−12
(−24)
−19
(−28)
−28
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (cm) 2.1
(5.3)
1.5
(3.8)
1.3
(3.2)
1.0
(2.4)
0.8
(2.1)
0.6
(1.5)
0.3
(0.8)
0.5
(1.1)
0.5
(1.4)
0.9
(2.3)
1.8
(4.7)
2.0
(5.2)
13.4
(34.0)
Source: weather.com[6]
  • Annual Average High Temperatures: 86 °F (summer) 41 °F (winter)
  • Annual Average Low Temperatures 50 °F (summer) 26 °F (winter)
  • Highest Recorded Temperature: 110 °F (1928)
  • Lowest Recorded Temperature: -28 °F (1950)
  • Warmest Month: July
  • Coolest Month: January
  • Highest Precipitation: January
  • Annual Precipitation: 13.37 inches

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 224 people, 97 households, and 67 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 59.4 people per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 28.9 per square mile (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.09% White, 1.34% Native American, 2.23% Asian, and 1.34% from two or more races.

There were 97 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,167, and the median income for a family was $24,688. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $11,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,255. About 23.5% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.5% of those sixty five or over.

Transportation[edit]

US 197 North out of Tygh Valley heads up a gulch

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official Facebook page for Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree: Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree
Official Homepage for Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree: Tygh Valley Jamboree Homepage