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Shaniko is a city in Wasco County, in the City of The Dalles metro area.
The community was named for settler August Scherneckau
The latitude of Shaniko is 45.003N. The longitude is -120.751W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,343 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26.
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18% of Shaniko residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shaniko ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shaniko was $15,617, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Shaniko residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Wasco County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shaniko political report.
The average commute time for Shaniko workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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