City of The Dalles, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 12,113.
Males: 5,892  (48.6%)
Females: 6,221  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip codes: 97058.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,208 (it was $35,430 in 2000)
City of The Dalles:

$42,208
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,603 (it was $17,511 in 2000)

City of The Dalles city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,629 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
City of The Dalles:

$167,629
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $214,093; Detached houses: $221,315; Townhouses or other attached units: $300,604; In 2-unit structures: $242,216; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $101,877; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,078; Mobile homes: $131,579; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $93,130
City of The Dalles races chart
  • White alone - 10,271 (84.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,276 (10.5%)
  • Two or more races - 211 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 137 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 117 (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 90 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 45 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.07%)

Races in City of The Dalles detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in City of The Dalles: 251.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.8%), English (13.9%), Irish (12.2%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (5.7%), French (5.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 5.26 square miles.

Population density: 2,303 people per square mile   (low).

City of The Dalles,OR real estate house value index trend

City of The Dalles, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in City of The Dalles:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in City of The Dalles city:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

831 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:  6.8%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

City of The Dalles city:  1.4% ($1,449)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
City of The Dalles satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (61.2 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (70.8 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (810.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Dallesport, WA (1.4 miles ), The Dalles, OR (1.5 miles ), Chenoweth, OR (1.6 miles ), Rowena, OR (2.5 miles) , Lyle, WA (2.9 miles ), Dufur, OR (3.3 miles ), Wishram, WA (3.4 miles ), Mosier, OR (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 45.60 N, Longitude: 121.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,763 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,735 (70.7%)

City of The Dalles household income distribution City of The Dalles home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in City of The Dalles: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in City of The Dalles, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

City of The Dalles-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 180% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 130.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from City of The Dalles center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 130.7 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 398.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 404.3 miles away from City of The Dalles center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 347.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wasco County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
City of The Dalles topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near City of The Dalles:

  • VISITING HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; THE DALLES, OR)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; THE DALLES, OR)
  • MID-COLUMBIA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; THE DALLES, OR)
  • THE DALLES HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; THE DALLES, OR)
  • OREGON VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; THE DALLES, OR)

Amtrak stations near City of The Dalles:

  • 1 miles: THE DALLES (201 E. FEDERAL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: WISHRAM (WEST END OF RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 miles: BINGEN-WHITE SALMON (BINGEN, FOOT OF WALNUT ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to City of The Dalles:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 60 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 71 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 71 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clark College (about 72 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 73 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Portland State University (about 73 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • University of Portland (about 75 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)

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Notable locations in City of The Dalles: The Dalles Transportation Network (A), Port of the Dalles (B), The Dalles Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), The Dalles Substation (D), Lewis and Clark Memorial (E), Port of The Dalles Marina Boat Ramp (F), American Red Cross Columbia River District The Dalles Office (G), Original Wasco County Courthouse Museum (H), Old St Peter's Landmark (I), North Central Public Health District Department Office (J), Mid - Columbia Fire and Rescue (K), The Dalles - Wasco County Library (L), Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles Theater Building (M), The Dalles Public Works (N), The Dalles Municipal Court (O), The Dalles Civic Auditorium (P), The Dalles City Hall (Q), Mid - Columbia Fire and Rescue Station 2 (R), Department of Motor Vehicles The Dalles (S), Fort Dalles Museum / Anderson Homestead (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in City of The Dalles include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Dalles Evangelical Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pioneer Cemetery (1), Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (2), Masonic Cemetery (3), Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (4), Saint Peters Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sorosis Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Mill Creek (A), Threemile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in City of The Dalles include: Sorosis Park (1), Seufert County Park (2), Thompson Park (3), Howe Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wasco County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 49.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 7.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

12.4%
Whole state:

11.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.0%

People in group quarters in City of The Dalles in 2000:

  • 180 people in nursing homes
  • 131 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

City of The Dalles compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

City of The Dalles travel time to work - commute City of The Dalles mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for City of The Dalles city (based on Wasco County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.95%
Here: 35.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents33.2%11.6%8.7%6.5%5.7%
Congregations9.7%6.5%6.5%3.2%9.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.1%4.8%4.4%4.1%15.9%
Congregations9.7%3.2%3.2%3.2%45.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Wasco County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Wasco County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Wasco County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

11.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Wasco County:

29.2%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

14.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 15$45,581$36,4650$0
Police - Other 2$4,655$27,9301$200
Police Protection - Officers 18$64,646$43,0970$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,634$38,5360$0
Other Government Administration 6$22,827$45,6540$0
Financial Administration 3$9,707$38,8280$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$3,962
Local Libraries 5$12,852$30,8451$1,019
Water Supply 17$48,346$34,1270$0
Sewerage 4$11,937$35,8110$0
Airports 1$3,779$45,3480$0
Totals for Government 74$233,964$37,9404$5,181

6.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Oregon average:

7.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hood River County, OR  0.99% ($33,291 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.57% ($33,060)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.45% ($32,949)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Oregon average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.58% ($32,255 average AGI)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.58% ($32,941)
to Hood River County, OR  0.56% ($41,347)

Strongest AM radio stations in City of The Dalles:

  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KACI (1300 AM; 1 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in City of The Dalles:

  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205EG (88.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K274AU (102.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around City of The Dalles:

  • K61BX (Channel 61; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • K64BK (Channel 64; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K69AH (Channel 69; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K59EK (Channel 59; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K66AH (Channel 66; THE DALLES, ETC., OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K51EH (Channel 51; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KRHP-LP (Channel 14; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: ROBERT H. PETTITT)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 210 meters (689ft)
Total costs: $6,507,000
Total average daily traffic: 307,991
Total average daily truck traffic: 65,466

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for City of The Dalles, OR

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CRATES, 200 River Rd (Lat: 45.632333 Lon: -121.206972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQKU246
    Assigned Frequencies: 19555.0 MHz, 19645.0 MHz, 19640.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2009, Expiration Date: 09/14/2019, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • THE DALLES, Uprr Yard Office (Lat: 45.598056 Lon: -121.171389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 14.9 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQLZ217
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • CGCC, 400 East Scenic Drive (Lat: 45.590972 Lon: -121.189972), Type: Building, Structure height: 17 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQQV514
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Scott Dollarhyde
    Registrant: Gorge Networks, 616 Industrial St, Suite 401, Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: (541) 490-6903, Fax: (541) 386-9223, Email:
  • PO05WO321, 425 East 7th Street (Lat: 45.598500 Lon: -121.182306), Type: Bant, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQRB878
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2013, Expiration Date: 04/11/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

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