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

2,716

Population
Growth Rate

2.49%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

55.100

Housing & Income

Households

1,043

Total Housing Units

1,133


Owner Occupied

626

Renter Occupied

417

Vacant

90

Median Home Value

$101,932


Average Home Value

$115,176

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

2.49%


Per Capita Income

2.04%

Income Projection

Median Household

$40,070 $42,415


Average Household

$53,791 $59,527


Per Capita

$20,853 $23,064

Workforce

Total Businesses

69

Total Employed

648

Workers 16+

1,165

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

2

Employed

9

Manufacturing

Businesses

2

Employed

24

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

2

Employed

19

Some
High School

83

Graduated
High School

492

Associates
Degree

153

Bachelor's
Degree

248

Graduate
Degree

72

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

899

Non-Resident Commuters

71

Drive Alone

1,027

Carpooled

64

Public

0

Work At Home

15


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