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The Dalles is a city in Wasco County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from French term for "flagstones," for the rocks along the river.

The latitude of The Dalles is 45.594N. The longitude is -121.177W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,873.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,430
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our The Dalles demographic reports
The Dalles is on the Columbia River.
Former and merged names include:
· Dalles
· Dalles City
· Wascopum
A Methodist mission was established here in 1838. A fort was built 11 years later to protect travelers on the Oregon Trail.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Historic The Dalles Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check The Dalles web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, Beavercreek Wilderness, Dalles Mountain Ranch, Mayer State Park, White River Falls State Park
Scenic roads: Columbia River Highway
Historic sites and museums: Fort Dalles Museum, Wasco County Historical Museum, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Rorick House, Wonderworks Children?s Museum
Colleges and universities: Columbia Gorge Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about The Dalles demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wasco County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97058 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of The Dalles residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the The Dalles ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in The Dalles was $17,511, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of The Dalles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in The Dalles include The Dalles Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in The Dalles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.


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Libraries in The Dalles include Dalles-Wasco County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in The Dalles include The Dalles Chronicle

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for The Dalles workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in The Dalles between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in The Dalles include Best Western River City Inn, Comfort Inn, Cousins Country Inn, Motel 6 the Dallas, Shilo Inn the Dalles, LLC, Super 8.

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