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Wasco, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Wasco had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wasco is located at latitude 45.5917 and longitude -120.6975 in Sherman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wasco (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sherman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Wasco (GNIS ID: 2412186) 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 Wasco is located within Wasco Division of Sherman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wasco population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wasco: Spanish Hollow.

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Wasco, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 397
Daytime Population: Workers 134
Daytime Population: Residents 225
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 359
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 397
Population in Familes 311
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 395
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $40,354
Average Household Income $52,261
Per Capita Income $22,367


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $138,158
Average Home Value $186,712


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.44% -0.72%
Households -0.54% -0.81%
Families -0.12% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Wasco, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasco to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 278 27th
Population Density # 268 29th
Diversity Index # 164 57th
Median Household Income # 277 27th
Per Capita Income # 279 26th

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