Wallowa, Oregon

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Wallowa, Oregon

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High Points

Wallowa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Wallowa Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Wallowa Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Wallowa, Oregon

Comparing Wallowa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Racial Diversity 4 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 4 2
People Living Alone 3 4

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Wallowa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 89 miles SE of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 249 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Wallowa
Standard Zip Codes 97885
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.57
Longitude -117.527

Wallowa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 46 to 85 F
Oct Temp 30 to 63 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Station ELGIN
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 47 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 24.2 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 43 to 85 F
Oct Temp 29 to 64 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
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Wallowa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 869 100%
Male 438 50.4%
Female 431 49.6%
Under 18 259 29.8%
18+ 610 70.2%
65+ 164 18.9%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 3
White 830 95.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 15 1.7%
Mixed Race 18 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 3%

Estimated Wallowa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 824
Growth -45
Growth % -5.2%

Wallowa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 20%
German 18%
English 15.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
Irish 8%
Scottish 5.1%
Norwegian 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
Polish 2.1%
Dutch 1.8%
European 1.8%
French Canadian 1.6%
Swedish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1%
Russian 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wallowa 869 $31,964
Cove 594 $42,344
Elgin 1,654 $35,529
Enterprise 1,895 $39,338
Imbler 284 $42,500
Joseph 1,054 $36,250
Lostine 263 $35,536

Wallowa Public Libraries

Wallowa Public Library
201 N MAIN
Wallowa, Oregon
(541) 886-4265

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Wallowa High Schools (2004)

Serves 148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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