The Dalles, OR Profile: Facts & Data


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The Dalles, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of The Dalles had a population of 15,554 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 15,554
Population in Households 15,081
Population in Familes 11,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 473
Population Density2 2,369
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $44,206
Average Household Income $59,815
Per Capita Income $24,052


Total Housing Units 6,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,424 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,731 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 412 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $188,932
Average Home Value $211,277


Total Households 6,155
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,885
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.5% 0.63%
Households 0.4% 0.59%
Families 0.36% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2018 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 Density # 104 73rd
Diversity Index # 70 82nd
Median Household Income # 256 33rd
Per Capita Income # 268 29th

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