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Odell, Oregon
Census-designated place (CDP)
Odell with the Mount Hood Railroad
Odell with the Mount Hood Railroad
Location of Odell, Oregon
Location of Odell, Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Hood River
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,255
 • Density 923.2/sq mi (356.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97044
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-54550
GNIS feature ID 1147153

Odell is an unincorporated community in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Odell 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. Odell was named for an early pioneer, William Odell, a native of Tennessee by way of California, who settled in the area in 1861. The population was 1,849 at the 2000 census, and 2,255 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Odell has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,849 people, 573 households, and 468 families residing in this unincorporated community. The population density was 923.2 people per square mile (357.0/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 296.6 per square mile (114.7/km²). The racial makeup of this unincorporated community is 66.47% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 29.58% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.02% of the population.

There were 573 households out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.51.

In this unincorporated community the population is spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in this unincorporated community is $36,991, and the median income for a family was $37,065. Males had a median income of $30,300 versus $16,983 for females. The per capita income for this unincorporated community is $18,023. About 11.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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