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Wamic, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Wamic Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Wasco County at latitude 45.2256 and longitude -121.2927. Wasco County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,676 feet.

The formal official name is the Wamic Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wamic, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Wamic indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Wamic Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 86
Population in Households 84
Population in Familes 64
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $192,969


Median Household Income $42,322
Average Household Income $48,072
Per Capita Income $22,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.23%
Households 0.53% 0.44%
Families 2.81% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Wamic, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wamic to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 358 5th
Population Density1 # 354 6th
Diversity Index2 # 285 24th
Median Household Income # 224 41st
Per Capita Income # 195 49th

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