Wishram, Washington

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Wishram is a census-designated place (CDP) in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. The population was 213 at the 2000 census. The site of the historic Celilo Falls is nearby.

The community was originally named Fallbridge; it was changed to Wishram to honor the Wishram tribe of Native Americans.[citation needed] The nearby Dalles Dam was completed in 1957, and began filling Lake Celilo. The original fishing village near this location was inundated.



Wishram is located at 45°39′40″N 120°57′32″W / 45.66111°N 120.95889°W / 45.66111; -120.95889 (45.661198, -120.958788).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 213 people, 122 households, and 89 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 254.2 people per square mile (98.5/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 152.2/sq mi (59.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.10% White, 12.30% African American, 9.26% Native American, 3.09% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

There were 122 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.74.

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