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Wallowa, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Wallowa had a population of 801 as of July 1, 2017. Wallowa ranks in the lower 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 Wallowa is located at latitude 45.5704 and longitude -117.5286 in Wallowa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wallowa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wallowa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,936 feet.

The City of Wallowa (GNIS ID: 2412172) 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 Wallowa is located within Wallowa Division of Wallowa County.

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

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


Total Population 801
Daytime Population: Workers 316
Daytime Population: Residents 391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 796
Population in Familes 637
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,312
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $41,452
Average Household Income $50,339
Per Capita Income $22,041


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $155,952
Average Home Value $219,000


Total Households 351
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 227
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 -0.12% -0.08%
Households -0.04% 0.0%
Families 0.31% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Wallowa, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wallowa 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 # 228 40th
Population Density # 173 54th
Diversity Index # 358 6th
Median Household Income # 262 31st
Per Capita Income # 285 25th

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