Wasco County

Wasco County, Oregon

511 Washington St
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 506-2500
Fax: (541) 298-3607
www.co.wasco.or.us

On the central northern border of OR; organized Jan 11, 1854 (prior to statehood), from the original Champoeg district; it covered all of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, most of Idaho, and parts of MT and WY. Name Origin: For the Wasco or Wascopam Indian tribe of Chinookan linguistic stock; the name means 'cup' or 'bowl.'

Area (sq mi):: 2395.32 (land 2381.05; water 14.28) Population per square mile: 9.90
Population 2005: 23,593 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 9.70% Population 2000: 23,791 (White 83.90%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 9.30%; Asian 0.80%; Other 12.30%). Foreign born: 6.20%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,195; median household $35,959; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,663-$23,516
Unemployment (2004): 8.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • City of The Dalles (11,948)

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    Arianna Helgren had 18 kills and eight digs, and Abby Whipple added 17 kills, three aces and 13 digs to lead North Douglas (30-7) past South Wasco County 16-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 in the fourth-place match.
    Major organization : WASCO COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DIST.
    copei occur on the east side of the Oregon Cascades (Corkran and Thoms 1996), including Wasco County (Jones and Bury 2005).
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    More than 750 residents of Wasco County, Oregon, became seriously ill from the attack and as a result most of the area restaurants were wiped out financially.
    The Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh and his followers in Oregon attempted to affect voter turn-out in Wasco County where they were attempting to take over the local government of the small town of Antelope.
    The one bioterrorism incident that occurred in United States took place in September 1984, and involved the Rajneeshee, a religious cult, who had established a large commune in Wasco County, a rural area east of Portland, Oregon.
    But come May and June, when the giant salmonfly and golden stonefly hatches are in full bloom, dry-fly specialists from around the region are drawn like magnets to try their hands at the crimson, football-shaped trout so famous that the mascot of Wasco County High School here is the Redsides.
    The family requests that in lieu of sending flowers, tax-deductible donations can be made to the South Wasco County High School -- Belozer Project.
    Major organization : NORTH WASCO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.
    Oregon Employment Department labor economist Art Ayre provides this breakdown: Quarterly employment records show that Wasco County had 630 more jobs in 1998 than in 1997: 219 in service industries, especially health, recreation and amusement; 137 in agriculture; 82 in federal government; 68 in manufacturing, mostly in food processing; 58 in retail trade, primarily in eating and drinking places; and 30 in wholesale trade.