Wasco, Oregon

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Not to be confused with Wasco County, Oregon.
Wasco, Oregon
City
Aerial view of Wasco
Aerial view of Wasco
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 45°35′31″N 120°41′54″W / 45.59194°N 120.69833°W / 45.59194; -120.69833Coordinates: 45°35′31″N 120°41′54″W / 45.59194°N 120.69833°W / 45.59194; -120.69833
Country United States
State Oregon
County Sherman
Incorporated 1901
Government
 • Mayor Carol MacKenzie
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,281 ft (390.4 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 410
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 402
 • Density 410.0/sq mi (158.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97065
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-78950[4]
GNIS feature ID 1128684[5]
Website www.wascooregon.com
The agricultural and wind power industries are prominent around Wasco.

Wasco is a city in Sherman County, Oregon, United States. The population was 410 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wasco has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

Climate data for Wasco
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
71
(22)
79
(26)
91
(33)
100
(38)
105
(41)
113
(45)
105
(41)
101
(38)
87
(31)
76
(24)
65
(18)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C) 37.1
(2.8)
43.3
(6.3)
53.8
(12.1)
62.6
(17)
70.3
(21.3)
76.8
(24.9)
86.4
(30.2)
85
(29)
75.9
(24.4)
64
(18)
48.2
(9)
40.4
(4.7)
62
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 24.2
(−4.3)
28.3
(−2.1)
33.4
(0.8)
37.4
(3)
42.8
(6)
49.1
(9.5)
54.6
(12.6)
53.7
(12.1)
47.1
(8.4)
39.7
(4.3)
32.2
(0.1)
28
(−2)
39.2
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −20
(−29)
−21
(−29)
14
(−10)
18
(−8)
12
(−11)
32
(0)
33
(1)
37
(3)
25
(−4)
11
(−12)
6
(−14)
−28
(−33)
−28
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.84
(46.7)
1.22
(31)
0.97
(24.6)
0.75
(19)
0.71
(18)
0.62
(15.7)
0.21
(5.3)
0.29
(7.4)
0.54
(13.7)
0.96
(24.4)
1.73
(43.9)
1.87
(47.5)
11.7
(297)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 6.2
(15.7)
2.9
(7.4)
0.8
(2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
1.4
(3.6)
3.8
(9.7)
15.1
(38.4)
Average precipitation days 10 9 8 6 5 4 2 2 4 6 10 10 76
Source: [7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 322
1910 386 19.9%
1920 701 81.6%
1930 400 −42.9%
1940 303 −24.2%
1950 305 0.7%
1960 348 14.1%
1970 412 18.4%
1980 415 0.7%
1990 374 −9.9%
2000 381 1.9%
2010 410 7.6%
Est. 2015 389 [8] −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 410 people, 182 households, and 111 families residing in the city. The population density was 410.0 inhabitants per square mile (158.3/km2). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 208.0 per square mile (80.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 182 households of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 50.2 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 381 people, 168 households, and 110 families residing in the city. The population density was 394.5 people per square mile (151.7/km²). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 202.9 per square mile (78.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.23% White, 2.36% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

There were 168 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,917, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,917. About 7.0% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Wasco, Oregon
  7. ^ "WASCO, OR (359068)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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