Wallowa County

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Wallowa County, Oregon

101 S River St Rm 100
Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone: (541) 426-4543
Fax: (541) 426-5901

On northeastern border of OR; organized Feb 11, 1887 from Union County. Name Origin: A Nez Perce word for the 'tripod' used to support netting to catch fish

Area (sq mi):: 3151.69 (land 3145.34; water 6.36) Population per square mile: 2.20
Population 2005: 7,014 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 4.60% Population 2000: 7,226 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 44.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,276; median household $32,129; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,891-$23,319
Unemployment (2004): 9.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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