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"Rose Growing Capital of the World"

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.


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Median household income
Local
$28,997
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wasco demographic reports
Wasco is in the San Joaquin Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Dewey
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "Frailty"
· 1959 movie, "North by Northwest"
· 1993 movie, "Son-in-Law"
Historic sites and museums: Wasco Historical Society Museum

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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.

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4% of Wasco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wasco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $835.


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Libraries in Wasco include Wasco Branch Library ... View libraries

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Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wasco political report.

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The average commute time for Wasco workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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