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Welcome to Wasco ...
The location of Wasco has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wasco has a population of 417 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Wasco.
Wasco is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Wasco lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Wasco: (541) & (458)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wasco had an population of 417 people. This is an increase of 1.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.45% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wasco had a population of 410 people (or 23.23% of the total population of Sherman County). This makes Wasco the county's most populous community.
The population of Wasco represents 0.01% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 202nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 410 people, the population of Wasco increased 7.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 381 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wasco.
Communities Also Named Wasco ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wasco - they are located in California and Illinois.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wasco.
Communities near Wasco ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wasco.
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 Wasco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wasco.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wasco. 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 Wasco.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wasco. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wasco.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wasco ...
Looking for more information about Wasco? 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 Wasco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wasco.
Adding Wasco to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wasco 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 Wasco was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Wasco
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wasco on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Sherman County: www.sherman-county.com/
The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022