The Dalles, Oregon Population 2021

16,031
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The Dalles is a city located in Wasco County Oregon. It is also the county seat of Wasco County. With a 2020 population of 16,031, it is the 38th largest city in Oregon and the 2220th largest city in the United States . The Dalles is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 17.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,620 in 2010. The Dalles reached it's highest population of 16,031 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, The Dalles has a population density of 2,407 people per square mile.

The average household income in The Dalles is $61,990 with a poverty rate of 10.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $831 per month, and the median house value is $204,400. The median age in The Dalles is 39.6 years, 39.1 years for males, and 41 years for females.

The Dalles Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of The Dalles was:

  • White: 88.67%
  • Other race: 4.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
The current population of The Dalles, Oregon is 16,031 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,626.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,620.

The Dalles, Oregon Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202127,1822500.92%
202026,9322500.93%
201926,6822500.94%
201826,4321360.51%
201726,2965141.95%
201625,7823251.26%
201525,4571890.74%
201425,268-55-0.22%
201325,323-47-0.19%
201225,3701540.61%
201125,216-68-0.27%
201025,2840.00%

The Dalles Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,69788.67%
Some Other Race7064.57%
Two or More Races5393.49%
Asian1571.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1520.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1360.88%
Black or African American610.39%
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The Dalles Population by Race

The Dalles Population Pyramid $2021

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The Dalles Median Age

39.6


Total

39.1


Male

41


Female

The Dalles Adults

There are 11,867 adults, (3,192 of whom are seniors) in The Dalles.

The Dalles Age Dependency

78.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

The Dalles Sex Ratio

Female

7,886

51.05%

Male

7,562

48.95%

The Dalles Population by Age

The Dalles Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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The Dalles Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
All59.3%40.7%
Female51.8%48.2%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Male38%62%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

The Dalles Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3002.3759.3
Married2,7863.1874.8
Non Family2,5131.246.7
Female7093.0751.8
Male292338

3.05

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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The Dalles Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6175.80%
9th to 12th Grade8898.36%
High School Graduate3,03028.48%
Some College2,99828.18%
Associates Degree1,0219.60%
Bachelors Degree1,33412.54%
Graduate Degree7507.05%
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The Dalles Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

The Dalles Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,5407,7881,876
Hispanic1,460790105
Other Race36811614
2+ Races34028764
Asian1277612
Native American11210712
Islander818112
Black45459

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.97%.

The Dalles Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,932$40,825$26,366
Less Than 9th Grade$28,924$38,857$17,298
High School Graduate$32,656$34,935$24,141
Some College$33,707$37,261$27,986
Bachelors Degree$51,827$59,024$31,458
Graduate Degree$53,036$58,625$34,781

$33,932

Average Earnings

$40,825

Average Male

$26,366

Average Female

The Dalles Earnings by Educational Attainment

The Dalles Language by Age

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The Dalles Language

83.05% of The Dalles residents speak only English, while 16.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.86% of the population.

The Dalles Language

The Dalles Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,1811,20210.75%
Hispanic3,0012117.03%
Multiple49611923.99%
Islander13411082.09%
Other693284.04%
Black491122.45%
Native146106.85%

10.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.08%

Male Poverty Rate

12.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in The Dalles

The race most likely to be in poverty in The Dalles is Islander, with 82.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in The Dalles is Other, with 4.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.87%.

The Dalles Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.35%
High School8.78%
Some College8.51%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%

The Dalles Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.22%
Female Employed6.98%
Male Employed5.24%
Male Unemployed5.11%

The Dalles Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

The Dalles Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,678$61,990
Families$59,190$73,629
Married Families$68,565-
Non Families$33,057$40,344
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Income by Household Type

The Dalles Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

The Dalles Married by Age and Sex

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The Dalles Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

The Dalles Marital Status by Race

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The Dalles Marital Status

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1,435

Number of Veterans

1,323

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam656
Second Gulf War234
First Gulf War181
Korea150
World War II48

The Dalles Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74435
75+412
55 to 64287
35 to 54215
18 to 3486

The Dalles Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,31912.38%
2+ Races8019.85%
Hispanic603.23%
Islander1214.81%
Native American1210.71%
Asian64.72%
Black612.50%

The Dalles Veterans by Race

The Dalles Veterans by Education

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9.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

The Dalles Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

The Dalles Employment by Age

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The Dalles Employment by Race

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The Dalles Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.97%

Born in The Dalles

91.81%

Native Born

8.19%

Foreign Born

6.43%

Non Citizen

1.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.81% of The Dalles residents were born in the United States, with 51.97% having been born in Oregon. 6.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

The Dalles Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,0311350.85%
202015,8961350.86%
201915,7611350.86%
201815,626690.44%
201715,5572941.93%
201615,2631851.23%
201515,0781090.73%
201414,969-37-0.25%
201315,006-32-0.21%
201215,038890.60%
201114,949-42-0.28%
201014,9912,8352.12%
200012,1561,0960.95%
199011,0602400.22%
198010,8203970.37%
197010,423-70-0.07%
196010,4932,8173.18%
19507,6761,4102.05%
19406,2663830.63%
19305,883760.13%
19205,8079271.75%
19104,8801,3383.26%
19003,5425131.58%
18903,0297973.10%
18802,2321,2909.01%
18709420.00%

The Dalles Population by Year