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Wasco is a city in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.
The community was named after Wasco County, OR
The latitude of Wasco is 35.594N. The longitude is -119.34W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 328 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,476.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wasco demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kern County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bakersfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93280 ZIP code.
4% of Wasco residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wasco ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wasco was $14,228, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Wasco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wasco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $835.
Libraries in Wasco include Wasco Branch Library ... View libraries
Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wasco political report.
The average commute time for Wasco workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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