Deschutes County, Oregon
Deschutes County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 157,733. The county seat is Bend. The county was created in 1916 out of part of Crook County and was named for the Deschutes River, which itself was named by French-Canadian trappers of the early 19th century. It is the political and economic hub of Central Oregon. Deschutes comprises the Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area. Deschutes is Oregon’s fastest-growing county.