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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Wasco County is located in Oregon with a population of 25,687. In Wasco County, most residents own their homes. In Wasco County there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Wasco County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
25,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Wasco County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    532
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,433
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Wasco County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,510
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Wasco County

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