Sisters (Oregon)

Deschutes County


Sisters is a city in Deschutes County in the U.S. state of Oregon and belongs to Bend ( Oregon) Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was recorded in the census 2000 959, but rose to 2008 in 1875.


Camp Polk was established in 1865 as a military outpost in response to the Indian wars with the Paiute. The name came from Polk County ( Oregon), the Heimatcounty the commander of the camp. The camp consisted of a few huts west of Squaw Creek, about 4.8 km north-east of the present town. In 1870 Samuel moved Hindeman in the field of also ran a post office. 1888, the post station of Camp Polk was moved to its present location and the name was changed in Sisters, similar to the nearby Three Sisters.


Through the southern half of the city Whychus Creek runs and west of the city, the Cascade Range and the Three Sisters extend.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in the town of 959 residents, 397 households, and 262 families. The population density was 663/km ². The racial the population was from 95.83 % White, 1.56% Native Americans, 0.42 % Asians, together; 0.83% were descended from two or more races. 4.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The average annual income was $ 35,000, and the median income for a family at $ 43,977. Males have a median income of $ 35,563, women $ 21,771. The per capita income was $ 17,847. 7.4 % of families and 10.4 % of the population were below the poverty line. 2.3% of those under age 18 and 10.7 % were 65 or older.


The four schools in the city of Sisters are managed by the Sisters School District.

  • Sisters Elementary School
  • Sisters Middle School
  • Sisters High School
  • Sisters High School Alternative Programs

Furthermore, there is in Sisters, the Sisters Christian Academy.

Sport and Leisure

A portion of the Deschutes National Forest is located within the city limits. Trails calling for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding lead from the city limits in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area.

Some ski areas are near the city.

The Sisters Rodeo is held annually since 1941.


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  • Oregon Route 242
  • Oregon Route 126
  • U.S. Route 20


The Sisters Eagle Air Airport is a public airport located 1.6 km north of the city and is used among other things as a basis for forest fire fighting.

Daughters and sons

  • Dan Fouts, former professional American football player
  • Chris Klug, snowboarders