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Wasco County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2019: 26,686 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 23,791 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,969
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,465
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,432
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,597 (it was 2,969 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

38%

Land area: 2381 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wasco County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.1%), Educational, health and social services (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Wasco County, OR (2019)
    • 19,68882.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,01721.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8293.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6992.9%Two or more races
    • 2551.1%Asian alone
    • 1280.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 790.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years
Males: 13,393  (50.2%)
Females: 13,293  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Wasco County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,689 ($35,959 in 1999)
This county:

$56,689
Oregon:

$67,058

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $841 (lower quartile is $597, upper quartile is $1,020)
This county:

$841
State:

$1063


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $241,814 (it was $100,900 in 2000)
Wasco:

$241,814
Oregon:

$354,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $182,230 - $327,015

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $344,158
Here:

$344,158
State:

$422,890

Townhouses or other attached units: $211,935
Here:

$211,935
State:

$360,411

In 2-unit structures: $267,534
Here:

$267,534
State:

$298,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,978
Here:

$203,978
State:

$386,775

Mobile homes: $147,415
Here:

$147,415
State:

$144,252

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,028
Here:

$1,028
State:

$59,096

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,393
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $484

Institutionalized population: 421

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 157
  • Auto thefts: 37

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 69
  • Thefts: 173
  • Auto thefts: 13
Wasco County, OR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Wasco, OR residents
Average permit cost in Wasco, OR
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,564 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,296 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Wasco, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wasco, OR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wasco, OR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%
Wasco County:

10.0%
Oregon:

11.4%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 67.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.8% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.2 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 42.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.8 years old, Black residents: 36.5 years old, American Indian residents: 29.7 years old, Asian residents: 34.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.5 years old, Other race residents: 29.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wasco County is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $841 a month.

Cities in this county include: The Dalles, City of The Dalles, Chenoweth, Dufur, Pine Hollow, Maupin, Mosier, Tygh Valley, Pine Grove, Rowena.

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

2018 air pollution in Wasco County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Campbell County, South Dakota , Fallon County, Montana , Idaho County, Idaho , Outagamie County, Wisconsin , Spink County, South Dakota , Renville County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Oregon:

5.5%

Unemployment by year in Wasco, OR
County total employment by year in Wasco, OR
County average yearly wages by year in Wasco, OR

Current college students: 777
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,112 (24.7% naturalized citizens)

Wasco County:

7.9%
Whole state:

9.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4132010 or later
  • 5962000 to 2009
  • 5111990 to 1999
  • 4421980 to 1989
  • 2251970 to 1979
  • 256Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

Wasco County marital status for males Wasco County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,834
  • One, attached: 347
  • Two: 221
  • 3 or 4: 445
  • 5 to 9: 238
  • 10 to 19: 337
  • 20 to 49: 190
  • 50 or more: 274
  • Mobile homes: 1,883
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Wasco County with a mortgage: 3,827 (29 second mortgage, 210 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,781

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

66.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wasco County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1923
Evangelical Protestant2,69820
Mainline Protestant1,2059
Other1,1656
Orthodox501
None14,903-
Wasco County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Wasco County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This 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.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

11.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wasco County:

7.9%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Wasco County:

29.2%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Wasco County:

Average size of farms: 2020 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,340
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $326.82
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $82,535
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.48%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,336
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
All wheat for grain: 73719 harvested acres
Vegetables: 132 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9,396 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wasco County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 1485% 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 144.3 miles away from Wasco County 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 136.0 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 385.5 miles away from Wasco County center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 387.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Wildfires And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 7, 2020 - November 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4562, Natural disaster type: Fire, Wind
  • Oregon Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4499-OR: March 28, 2020, FEMA Id: 4499, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oregon Microwave Fire, Incident Period: August 28, 2009 to September 01, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 2829, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1683: February 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1683, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Sheldon Ridge Fire, Incident Period: July 25, 2002 to August 01, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 26, 2002, FEMA Id: 2452, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Flash Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 1995 to July 09, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1061: August 03, 1995, FEMA Id: 1061, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood
  • Oregon Drought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3039: April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wasco County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wasco

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,794 (77.0%)
  • Carpooled: 941 (8.2%)
  • Bus: 10 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 183 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 49 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 530 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 927 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (74%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Denmark (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (1%)
  • Liberia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wasco County


  • American (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wasco County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 131 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 15 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 14 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Wasco County, Oregon in 2010:

  • 294 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 235 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 107 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,217.

7.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.29% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($22,215 average AGI)
3.48% relocated from other states ($20,923 average AGI)
Wasco County:

3.48%
Oregon average:

4.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hood River County, OR  1.29% ($35,125 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.74% ($40,696)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.68% ($35,984)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.35% ($36,879)
from Washington County, OR  0.31% ($50,793)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.48% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($23,439 average AGI)
3.19% relocated to other states ($33,579 average AGI)
Wasco County:

3.19%
Oregon average:

3.05%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Klickitat County, WA  0.80% ($48,446 average AGI)
to Hood River County, OR  0.70% ($46,277)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.60% ($34,782)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.37% ($43,324)
to Washington County, OR  0.27% ($28,760)
to Clark County, WA  0.27% ($54,760)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Wasco County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Wasco County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wasco County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wasco County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wasco County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wasco County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wasco County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wasco County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wasco County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,656 (4,014 aged, 642 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,129 (20%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wasco County, Oregon in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (419)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (398)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (373)
  • Unspecified dementia (369)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (216)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (190)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (180)
  • Congestive heart failure (91)
  • Atrial fibrillation and flutter (40)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.22
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,588
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 207
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 62,884

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,127
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,310
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 188.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 133.4
  • Other - 54.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,686
  • Male householders: 5,691 (1,505 living alone), Female householders: 4,860 (1,541 living alone)
  • 4,888 spouses (4,875 opposite-sex spouses), 697 unmarried partners, (661 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,656 children (5,930 natural, 176 adopted, 551 stepchildren), 440 grandchildren, 369 brothers or sisters, 424 parents, 15 foster children, 675 other relatives, 796 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,175

Size of family households: 3,225 2-persons, 1,253 3-persons, 1,226 4-persons, 551 5-persons, 234 6-persons, 140 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,042 1-person, 729 2-persons, 122 3-persons, 9 4-persons.

3,780 married couples with children.
1,338 single-parent households (467 men, 871 women).

84.5% of residents of Wasco speak English at home.
13.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $167,838,000 ($7,091 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,069,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,413,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,666,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,850,000
Federal grants: $25,741,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,918,000 ($14,497,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,251,000 ($4,986,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $974,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,983,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,467,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,443
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,504
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +218
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -328
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wasco County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.18 millions of gallons per day (41% from ground, 59% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Wasco County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Wasco County, Oregon
  • 4142014 or later
  • 2232010 to 2013
  • 1,1172000 to 2009
  • 1,4241990 to 1999
  • 1,1341980 to 1989
  • 1,8781970 to 1979
  • 1,1181960 to 1969
  • 1,6631950 to 1959
  • 7061940 to 1949
  • 2,2121939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wasco County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wasco County, Oregon
  • 231 room
  • 642 rooms
  • 1533 rooms
  • 7924 rooms
  • 1,3545 rooms
  • 1,5386 rooms
  • 1,0087 rooms
  • 6228 rooms
  • 1,0479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
  • 2021 room
  • 3492 rooms
  • 6273 rooms
  • 7324 rooms
  • 8945 rooms
  • 5146 rooms
  • 3567 rooms
  • 858 rooms
  • 1559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wasco County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wasco County, Oregon
  • 23no bedroom
  • 1841 bedroom
  • 1,4312 bedrooms
  • 3,4813 bedrooms
  • 1,2294 bedrooms
  • 2525+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
  • 265no bedroom
  • 7091 bedroom
  • 1,5582 bedrooms
  • 9333 bedrooms
  • 3304 bedrooms
  • 1255+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wasco County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wasco County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wasco County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 178no vehicle
  • 1,3821 vehicle
  • 2,5602 vehicles
  • 1,5903 vehicles
  • 5164 vehicles
  • 4165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wasco County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wasco County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 542no vehicle
  • 1,5181 vehicle
  • 1,1212 vehicles
  • 4513 vehicles
  • 1984 vehicles
  • 1045+ vehicles

86.0% of Wasco County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Oregon.

Wasco County:

86.0%
State average:

82.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,311
  • Other state: 9,971
  • Northeast: 590
  • Midwest: 2,045
  • South: 1,217
  • West: 6,115
Year householders moved into unit in Wasco County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wasco County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.1%Electricity
  • 15.1%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.0%Electricity
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 7.0%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 370
Here:

14.9%
Oregon:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

3.8%
Oregon:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 145
Here:

18.1%
Oregon:

17.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wasco County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,799,000
    Other: $1,387,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,156,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $2,090,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,354,000
    Solid Waste Management: $896,000
    Health - Other: $874,000
    Central Staff Services: $739,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $419,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $333,000
    Transit Utilities: $276,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,037,000
    Highways: $1,179,000
    Other: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $477,000
    Other - Sewerage: $89,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $271,000
    Highways: $18,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,312,000
    Interest Earnings: $547,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Special Assessments: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $446,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Police Protection: $188,000
    General Public Building: $156,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,014,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $387,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,398,000
    Other: $2,312,000
    General Local Government Support: $860,000
    Health and Hospitals: $734,000
    Public Welfare: $479,000
    Transit Utilities: $277,000
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,530,000
    Other License: $406,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $85,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,450,000

Wasco County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,799,000
    Other: $1,387,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,156,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $2,090,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,354,000
    Solid Waste Management: $896,000
    Health - Other: $874,000
    Central Staff Services: $739,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $419,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $333,000
    Transit Utilities: $276,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,037,000
    Highways: $1,179,000
    Other: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $477,000
    Other - Sewerage: $89,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $271,000
    Highways: $18,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,312,000
    Interest Earnings: $547,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Special Assessments: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $446,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Police Protection: $188,000
    General Public Building: $156,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,014,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $387,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,398,000
    Other: $2,312,000
    General Local Government Support: $860,000
    Health and Hospitals: $734,000
    Public Welfare: $479,000
    Transit Utilities: $277,000
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,530,000
    Other License: $406,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $85,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,450,000

Wasco County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,799,000
    Other: $1,387,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,156,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $2,090,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,354,000
    Solid Waste Management: $896,000
    Health - Other: $874,000
    Central Staff Services: $739,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $419,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $333,000
    Transit Utilities: $276,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,037,000
    Highways: $1,179,000
    Other: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $477,000
    Other - Sewerage: $89,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $271,000
    Highways: $18,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,312,000
    Interest Earnings: $547,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Special Assessments: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $446,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Police Protection: $188,000
    General Public Building: $156,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,014,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $387,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,398,000
    Other: $2,312,000
    General Local Government Support: $860,000
    Health and Hospitals: $734,000
    Public Welfare: $479,000
    Transit Utilities: $277,000
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,530,000
    Other License: $406,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $85,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,450,000

Wasco County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,799,000
    Other: $1,387,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,156,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $2,090,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,354,000
    Solid Waste Management: $896,000
    Health - Other: $874,000
    Central Staff Services: $739,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $643,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $419,000
    General Public Buildings: $350,000
    Housing and Community Development: $333,000
    Transit Utilities: $276,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $202,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,037,000
    Highways: $1,179,000
    Other: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $477,000
    Other - Sewerage: $89,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $271,000
    Highways: $18,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,312,000
    Interest Earnings: $547,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Special Assessments: $9,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $446,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Police Protection: $188,000
    General Public Building: $156,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,014,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $168,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $387,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,398,000
    Other: $2,312,000
    General Local Government Support: $860,000
    Health and Hospitals: $734,000
    Public Welfare: $479,000
    Transit Utilities: $277,000
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,530,000
    Other License: $406,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $85,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,450,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 536
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 486
  • Number of recipients under 18: 77
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 364
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 224
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 230
Most common first names in Wasco County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17774.7 years
William14077.1 years
Robert13974.0 years
Mary13879.2 years
George11379.4 years
James10574.1 years
Charles9876.1 years
Helen7380.4 years
Richard6871.4 years
Dorothy6779.0 years
Most common last names in Wasco County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7276.9 years
Smith6975.6 years
Miller6277.0 years
Brown5477.1 years
Wilson4678.7 years
Davis4379.4 years
Anderson3877.3 years
Martin3779.2 years
Jones3677.9 years
Williams3578.8 years
Businesses in Wasco County, OR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike3
Burger King1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1Safeway1
Dennys1Sears1
FedEx3Staples1
Ford1Starbucks2
GNC1Subaru1
H&R Block1Subway1
Home Depot1Super 81
Honda1T-Mobile1
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
KFC1Toyota1
Kincaid1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul2
Kroger1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS4
Lane Furniture1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets5Walgreens1
Maurices1Wendy's1