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

The community of The Dalles is the Seat for Wasco County.

Wasco County was founded in 1854. Wasco was created by taking area from Clackamas, , and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 23,791 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wasco represented 0.7% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 23rd 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.

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
200023,791The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Dufur   5935880.85% increase  
Mosier   50241022.44% increase  
Maupin   4134110.49% increase  
Antelope   60591.69% increase  
Shaniko   --26 

Websites for Wasco County

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

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

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