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Wasco County, OR&

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Population
25,657
0.65% growth
Median Age
41.6
Median Household Income
$46,814
7.81% growth
Poverty Rate
14.5%
Number of Employees
11,117
1.93% growth
Median Property Value
$182,300
4.29% growth

About the photo: 3rd Wasco County Courthouse (1914), The Dalles OR

Economy

The economy of Wasco County, OR employs 11,117 people. The economy of Wasco County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Utilities, which employ respectively 8.19; 1.32; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wasco County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,027), Retail trade (1,611), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (1,208), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,905), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,548), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,827).

Median household income in Wasco County, OR is $46,814. Males in Wasco County, OR have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,611. The income inequality of Wasco County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wasco County, OR. In Wasco County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 78 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,111. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.

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Diversity

Wasco County, OR is home to a population of 25,657 people, from which 94.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wasco County, OR is composed of 19,499 White residents (76%), 4,289 Hispanic residents (16.7%), 921 Native residents (3.59%), 450 Two+ residents (1.75%), and 206 Asian residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Wasco County, OR are Spanish (2,990 speakers), Other Native North American (171 speakers), and Chinese (101 speakers), but compared to other places, Wasco County, OR has a relative high number of Other Native North American (171 speakers), Other Pacific Island (87 speakers), and Navajo (22 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Wasco County, OR awarded 240 degrees. The student population of Wasco County, OR is skewed towards females, with 57 male students and 183 female students. Most students in Wasco County, OR are White (183 and 76.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (46 and 19.2%), Unknown (5 and 2.08%), and Two or more races (3 and 1.25%). The largest universities in Wasco County, OR by number of graduates are Columbia Gorge Community College (240 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Wasco County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (73 and 30.4%), General Studies (53 and 22.1%), and Registered Nursing (16 and 6.67%). The median tuition costs in Wasco County, OR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wasco County, OR is $182,300, which is 0.89 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $174,800 to $182,300, a 4.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Wasco County, OR is 63.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wasco County, OR have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wasco County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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