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Welcome to Wasco ...

The city of Wasco is located in Sherman County<1>.

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.

  • Goldendale [Klickitat County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldendale
    • Goldendale [Klickitat County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Wasco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldendale<7>
  • Moro [Sherman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
    • Moro [Sherman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Wasco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<7>
  • Rufus [Sherman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rufus
    • Rufus [Sherman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Wasco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rufus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rufus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rufus<7>
  • Grass Valley [Sherman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
    • Grass Valley [Sherman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Wasco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Klondike [Sherman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klondike
      • Klondike [Sherman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Wasco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klondike
    • Sinks [Sherman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinks
      • Sinks [Sherman County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Wasco
    • De Moss Springs [Sherman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Moss Springs
      • De Moss Springs [Sherman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Wasco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Moss Springs
    • Gordon [Sherman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Sherman County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Wasco
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gordon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Biggs Junction [Sherman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggs Junction
      • Biggs Junction [Sherman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Wasco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggs Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggs Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biggs Junction<7>
    • Monkland [Sherman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkland
      • Monkland [Sherman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Wasco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkland

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Oregon

About Sherman County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wasco. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sherman County: www.sherman-county.com/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Sherman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wasco.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wasco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wasco) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wasco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WascoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wasco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5917, Longitude: -120.6974       In this case, the coordinates for Wasco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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