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The Dalles, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of The Dalles had a population of 15,382 as of July 1, 2016. The Dalles ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for The Dalles is located at latitude 45.5966 and longitude -121.1527 in Wasco County. The formal boundaries for the City of The Dalles (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Wasco County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 253 feet.

The City of The Dalles (GNIS ID: 2412059) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of The Dalles is located within The Dalles Division of Wasco County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with The Dalles population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for The Dalles: City of The Dalles, City of the Dalles, Dalles, Dalles City, Rockfort Camp, Wascopum, Win-quatt.

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The Dalles, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,382
Population in Households 14,909
Population in Familes 11,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 473
Population Density1 2,343
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 6,076
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,833
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,437 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,638 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 492 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $191,559
Average Home Value $214,703


Median Household Income $41,808
Average Household Income $57,407
Per Capita Income $23,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.47%
Households 0.32% 0.38%
Families 0.25% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

The Dalles, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares The Dalles to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 45 88th
Population Density1 # 103 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 68 82nd
Median Household Income # 251 34th
Per Capita Income # 238 37th

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