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Time Zone: Wallowa County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Enterprise is the Seat for Wallowa County.

Wallowa County was founded in 1887 and was created by taking area from UnionCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wallowa had a population of 6,889 people. This is a decrease of 4.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,226 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wallowa represented 0.21% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 36 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,008-3.02%+1.73% since 2009
20096,889-4.66%+0.67% since 2008
20086,843-5.3%+0.31% since 2007
20076,822-5.59% 
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20007,226The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wallowa County Census Page for Wallowa County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Wallowa County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wallowa County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Enterprise   1,7581,8957.23% decrease  
Joseph   9671,0548.25% decrease  
Wallowa   7938698.75% decrease  
Lostine   2392639.13% decrease  

Websites for Wallowa County

Official Website:   www.co.wallowa.or.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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