Wasco County OR Information


Wasco County Subdivisions

Wasco County OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 25,545
Population in Households 24,804
Population in Familes 19,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 741
Population Density1 11
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 10,199
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 6,592
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,410 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,789 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,552 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $162,737
Average Home Value $215,624


Median Household Income $43,407
Average Household Income $53,395
Per Capita Income $21,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.38%
Households 0.39% 0.43%
Families 0.19% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wasco County OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasco County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 42nd
Population Density1 # 25 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 9 78th
Median Household Income # 15 61st
Per Capita Income # 24 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.