Sherman County, Oregon

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Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The county is named for William Tecumseh Sherman, a Union general in the American Civil War. In 2000, its population was 1,934. The seat of the county is Moro. The largest city is Wasco.

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Economy

Sherman County is predominantly an agricultural county, its economy receiving some aid from ranching and tourism. Its farms primarily produce wheat and barley. It is also home to the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, the largest project of its kind in Oregon.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 831 square miles (2,153 km²), of which 823 square miles (2,132 km²) is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) (0.96%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,934 people, 797 households, and 545 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 935 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.59% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 4.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.5% were of German, 17.3% American, 11.7% English, 8.7% Irish and 5.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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