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About The Dalles

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Population: 12,300
Zip Code: 97058
County: Wasco

White: (85.0%)
Hispanic: (10.5%)
Two or more races: (1.6%)
Asian: (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: (0.6%)
Black: (0.3%)
Other: (0.09%)

Average Daytime Highs: January 41F, May 73F, July-August 87F, November 50F.
Humidity: Very Low
Precipitation: Low
Snowfall: December/January but doesn't stick around long except for the higher elevations.

Other Pertinent Information: (Listed Alphabetically)

Area Code: 541

Best Known For: Cherries

Cost of Living Index: 86.1 (United States Avg = 100)

Elevation: 300 Feet

Incorporated: 1850

Land Area: 256.2 Sq. Miles

Lattitude: 45.59 N

Longitutde: 121.23 W

Median Home Value: $195,805 (2009)

Median Household Income: $41,351 (2009)

Median Real Estate Taxes: $1,454 (As of 2000)

Median Resident Age: 39.3

Population Density: 76 per square mile (low)

Unemployment: 9.7% (2011)

Notes of Interest: Dry climate makes for great place to live for those with allergies. TONS of sunshine, even when it's freezing cold outside.

History of The Dalles
Cool Things in The Dalles

"For the Tourist"

Restaurants in The Dalles - We list all of the tasty places to eat in town as well as where you can find Wifi Hotspots! All offer e-coupons which you can redeemed by showing on your mobile device when it's time to pay the bill!

Lodging - Whether you're looking for a hotel, motel, campground, rv park, vacation rental or bed and breakfast, we've got you covered! We list pet friendly establishments as well!

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Camping - Detailed list of campgrounds where you can pitch a tent and enjoy the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!

Cycling - List of popular routes where you can get on your bike, start pedaling and nail down a good workout!

Hiking - List of all the cool hikes you can take including popular walking trails.

Fishing - Bait that hook, cast out and reel in a big one at one of the many fishing holes on our list! We also note establishments where you can obtain a daily or seasonal fishing license.

Hunting - Few realize that this city has some of the best hunting in the state. We reveal all the great places to lock and load including where you can pick up a license!

Lakes - Whether you're going for a swim or looking to catch tonight's dinner, The Dalles has you covered!

Rivers - The MIGHTY COLUMBIA dominates this town's list of rivers. List includes boat ramps!


Historic Sites