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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    Box 1234 The Dalles, Oregon Organization Name: Wasco County Prevention Coalition Email: debbyj@co.
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