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Crook County Facts
Prineville is very near the geographic center of the state of Oregon. Located in a region of high desert, at first appearances the countryside might look dry and desolate. A closer look, however, and one finds golf courses, fishing opportunities, tall timbered forests, busy communities and happy people.
- Populations: Crook County - 22,775; City of Prineville 11,000
- County area: 2,991 square miles.
- 300 days of sunshine per year (average)
- 10.5 inches of moisture per year (average)
- Average day temperature: January, 31.8 degrees F; July, 64.5 degrees F.
- Frost-free days: 80-90
- Major industries: livestock, forest products, recreation, agriculture, manufacturing and wholesale trade
- Main crops: hay, alfalfa, mint, wheat and sugar beets.
- Average wage: $24,344
- Median household income: $34,700
- Elevations: Paulina 3,680; Post 3,348; Powell Butte 3,120; Prineville 2,868