Canyon City

Canyon City is the county seat of Grant County, and two miles south of John day. It is located along U.S. Route 395 and a mere 150 miles from Bend and 266 miles from Portland. Gold rush fever hit Oregon in the 1860s, and Canyon City, just south of John Day, felt the heat with around $3 to $5 million in gold extracted in the first three years of the gold rush. The remaining riches of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, the Malheur National Forest and the John Day River lure campers, hikers, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts to the city.

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Canyon City

Population

Total Population

2,894

Population
Growth Rate

2.88%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

56.000

Housing & Income

Households

1,115

Total Housing Units

1,212


Owner Occupied

673

Renter Occupied

442

Vacant

97

Median Home Value

$104,957


Average Home Value

$120,610

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

2.91%


Per Capita Income

1.65%

Income Projection

Median Household

$41,389 $43,513


Average Household

$54,734 $59,469


Per Capita

$21,319 $23,139

Workforce

Total Businesses

56

Total Employed

425

Workers 16+

1,117

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

90

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

80

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

61

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

54

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

51

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

36

Some
High School

156

Graduated
High School

592

Associates
Degree

128

Bachelor's
Degree

238

Graduate
Degree

96

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

828

Non-Resident Commuters

96

Drive Alone

1,007

Carpooled

55

Public

0

Work At Home

10