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Wasco, OR

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About Wasco, OR

Wasco, OR is located in Sherman County in the state of Oregon.

The total City Population for Wasco is about 486 with about 174 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $152,391, which is roughly 38% lower than the Average Home Value of $247,189 for the state of Oregon, and roughly 19% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $47,167, which is roughly 12% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $53,414 for the state of Oregon, and roughly 18% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Wasco Population 486
Average Home Value $152,391
Median Household Income $47,167
Median Age 57.2
Unemployment Rate 2%
Politics 76.24% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.37
Male Population Estimate: 50.8%
Female Population Estimate: 49.2%
Median Age: 57.2
Male Median Age: 45.7
Female Median Age: 46.8

Racial Demographic Estimates



Sherman County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
Jeff Merkley
U.S. Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
Tina Kotek
State governor
Tina Kotek
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 76.24%
Democratic: 21.52%
Libertarian: 1.99%
Other: 0.17%
Green: 0.08%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Wasco specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Sherman County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Sherman County: About 57.8704 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Sherman County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 80% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Wasco is about 2%.

Oregon is ranked #1 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 85.68 out of 100.

1st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 67.34

The average living wage for the state of Oregon is $35.64/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Oregon a minimum wage score of 72.34 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $12.75/hr, which gives Oregon a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Oregon is $312.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 85.84 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Oregon does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Oregon does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Oregon does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Oregon does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Oregon does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
Oregon does provide some form of paid family leave.
Oregon does provide some form of paid sick leave.
Oregon does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
Oregon does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
Oregon does not provide split shift pay regulation.
Oregon does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Oregon does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Oregon does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
Oregon does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Oregon does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Oregon does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Oregon does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Oregon does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Oregon does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Oregon does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 97065
Latitude: 45.591700
Longitude: -120.697400
TimeZone: Pacific (GMT -08:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 1218.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 541, 458