Wasco County, Oregon

According to the 2000 Census, Wasco County, Oregon has a population of 23,791 people. Of those, 20,599 (87%) are White, 71 (309%) are Black, and 2,214 (9%) are Latino[1]. However, 131 (or 1% of the 23,791 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Wasco County a population of 23,660 with a demographic that is 87% White, 0% Black, and 9% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 23,791 131 23,660
White 20,599 97 20,502
Black 71 2 69
Latino 2,214 29 2,185


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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