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The 2000 Census showed that Wasco County had a population of 23,791 people. This represented 0.7% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 23rd most populous county (out of 36 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Wasco had a population of 24,149 people. This is an increase of 1.5% since the 2000 Census.

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
201025,213+5.98%+4.41% since 2009
200924,149+1.5%+1.38% since 2008
200823,820+0.12%+0.36% since 2007
200723,734-0.24%+0.81% since 2006
200623,543-1.04%+0.56% since 2005
200523,412-1.59% 
200423,400-1.64%-0.69% since 2003
200323,563-0.96%+0.32% since 2002
200223,487-1.28%-0.88% since 2001
200123,695-0.4%-0.4% since 2000
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200023,791The Last Census

Wasco County had 10,651 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Wasco County has a total area<3> of 2,395 square miles [6,203 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (14.28 square miles [36.98 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Wasco County had a population density of 9.99 people per square mile [3.86 people/km²], making it the state's 25th most densely populated county (out of 36 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Wasco County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Wasco and the state of Oregon.

Click here for the Wasco County QuickFact (QF-41065).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Wasco County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Wasco County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ClackamasQF-41005   W386,143338,39114.11%
GilliamQF-41021   E1,6451,915-14.1%
Hood RiverQF-41027   NW21,88320,4117.21%
JeffersonQF-41031   S19,95919,0095%
MarionQF-41047   W317,981284,83411.64%
ShermanQF-41055   NE1,7111,934-11.53%
WheelerQF-41069   SE1,3631,547-11.89%
Klickitat (WA)QF-53039   N20,55419,1617.27%

The Columbia River runs along the northern border of the county.

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Wasco County

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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wasco. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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