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Wallowa, Oregon

Wallowa is a city located in Wallowa County, Oregon. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 869.

Geography Wallowa is located at 45°34'17" North, 117°31'55" West (45.571398, -117.532065)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 869 people, 350 households, and 248 families residing in the city. The population density is 550.0/km² (1,414.7/mi²). There are 396 housing units at an average density of 250.6/km² (644.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.51% White, 0.12% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.73% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 350 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% are married couples living together, 10.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% are non-families. 26.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,603, and the median income for a family is $31,964. Males have a median income of $30,313 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,203. 22.0% of the population and 19.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.1% are under the age of 18 and 13.6% are 65 or older.

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