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The Dalles, Oregon

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Welcome to The Dalles ...

The Dalles is located in Wasco County<1> and is the County Seat for Wasco County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, The Dalles has a population of 15,668 people<2> (see below for details).

The Dalles was established in 1849.

The Dalles is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The Dalles lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for The Dalles: (541) & (458)<4>

Websites for The Dalles ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, The Dalles had an population of 15,668 people. This is an increase of 15.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, The Dalles had a population of 13,620 people (or 54.02% of the total population of Wasco County). This makes The Dalles the county's most populous community.

The population of The Dalles represents 0.36% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,620 people, the population of The Dalles increased 9.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,464 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for The Dalles.

Communities Also Named The Dalles ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named The Dalles - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for The Dalles.

Communities near The Dalles ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near The Dalles.

  • Hood River [Hood River County]
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    • Hood River [Hood River County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of The Dalles
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,793 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hood River<6>
  • White Salmon [Klickitat County]
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    • White Salmon [Klickitat County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of The Dalles
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,723 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Salmon<6>
  • Bingen [Klickitat County]
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    • Bingen [Klickitat County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of The Dalles
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 748 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bingen<6>
  • Dufur [Wasco County]
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    • Dufur [Wasco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of The Dalles
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dufur<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mosier [Wasco County]
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      • Mosier [Wasco County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of The Dalles
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mosier<6>
    • Ortley [Wasco County] - Historic
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      • Ortley [Wasco County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of The Dalles
    • Rowena [Wasco County]
    • Boyd [Wasco County] - Historic
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      • Boyd [Wasco County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of The Dalles
    • Fairbanks [Wasco County]
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      • Fairbanks [Wasco County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of The Dalles
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    • Lyle [Klickitat County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around The Dalles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for The Dalles.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of The Dalles. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around The Dalles.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around The Dalles. See our Newspapers Page for The Dalles.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for The Dalles ...

Looking for more information about The Dalles? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for The Dalles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for The Dalles.

Adding The Dalles to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of The Dalles in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for The Dalles was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for The Dalles on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Wasco, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for The Dalles.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around The Dalles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Dalles) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for The Dalles. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from The DallesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Dalles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5956, Longitude: -121.1810    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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