According to the most recent Wasco County Oregon demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Wasco County shows it has a Population 2021 of 26,603 which is the second most of all the counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest population in the area is Clackamas County which depicts a population of 418,577 ( appreciably bigger). Figure 3 uses the Wasco County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Wasco County Oregon depicts an increase of 1,390 (6%).
The total Wasco County Oregon greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Wasco County depicts it has a Population Change of 5.5% which is less than most other counties in the metropolitan area.
Looking at the Wasco County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Wasco County Oregon shows it has 11 people per square mile which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The next higher when sorted by population density is Klickitat County 7.5% larger with population density of 12. The county with the highest population density in the area is Clackamas County which depicts a people per square mile of 224 ( substantially bigger). Figure 6 provides Wasco County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Wasco County shows it has a Median Age of 40.3 which is the second smallest as measured by overall median age of all people of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Gilliam County which shows an age of 53.2 (32.0% larger). Figure 9 shows the Wasco County Oregon Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Wasco County shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 19.4% which is the third most Hispanic Population of all other counties in the greater Wasco County region.
Wasco County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Wasco County households. Wasco County shows it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is in the mid point range of other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Jefferson County which shows an average family size of 3.3 (only about 4.7% larger).
Looking at Wasco County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Wasco County shows it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is the second smallest when sorted by percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Klickitat County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 82% (10.8% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Wasco County depicts it has a Birth Rate of 6.1% which is more than all other counties in the greater Wasco County region. Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 less than most other counties in the local area at 5% of the total. Second, it has in the middle range of other counties in the greater region in terms of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 30% of the total. Third, it has the second smallest when sorted by percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 of all the other counties in the greater region when ranked by percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 8% of the total. Also, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 56% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Wasco County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Wasco County depicts it has a Total Single People of 49% which is the third most percent single people of all other counties in the greater Wasco County region. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Gilliam County which depicts a percent single of 54% (9.1% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Wasco County is about the same size. Also, in comparison with the state of Oregon, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Wasco County is about the same size.
Wasco County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 35% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Sherman County with 57%. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 30% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Jefferson County with 50%. Third, it has the smallest proportion of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 15% of the total.
Wasco County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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