Tygh Valley, Oregon

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Tygh Valley, Oregon
—  CDP  —
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
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyWasco
Area
 • Total3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Land3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total224
 • Density59.4/sq mi (22.9/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code97063
Area code(s)458 and 541
FIPS code41-75500[1]
GNIS feature ID1136854[2]
 
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Tygh Valley, Oregon
—  CDP  —
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
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyWasco
Area
 • Total3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Land3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total224
 • Density59.4/sq mi (22.9/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code97063
Area code(s)458 and 541
FIPS code41-75500[1]
GNIS feature ID1136854[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.

Geography[edit source | 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)[4].

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]

History[edit source | 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.[5]

Demographics[edit source | 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.

Climate[edit source | edit]

Climate data for Tygh Valley, Oregon
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
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)
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]

Transportation[edit source | edit]

US 197 North out of Tygh Valley heads up a gulch

References[edit source | edit]

External links[edit source | edit]

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