Wasco County is located in north-central Oregon. The County Seat is The Dalles and the largest city is The Dalles. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.wasco.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,515 and the 2010 census population was 25,213. The land area is 2,381.52 square miles and there are 10.6 persons per square mile.
91% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 16.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 4.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 85.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $181,600, there are 9,612 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,844, the median household income is $43,765, and 18.2% of the persons in Wasco County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,828. Retail sales (in $1000) were $381,866, and sales per capita were $16,089. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22%.
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