John Day

John Day is a city located about 2 miles north of Canyon City[6] in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. Routes 26 and 395. It is the second most populated city in Grant County. It is surrounded by the Strawberry Mountains to the south and the Blue Mountains to the east.

The first homestead staked in Grant County (what was then Wasco County), in 1862 by B. C. Trowbridge, was within the limits of the present city of John Day – a city that became incorporated in 1901. John Day benefited from the local gold rush and by 1887, the community was home to 1,000 Chinese immigrants who came to Oregon to work in the gold mines. The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum honors this history and was made a National Historic Landmark in 2005. Also of note is the paleontological importance of John Day and the surrounding area, as it contains some of the most important paleontological resources known.

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John Day

Population

Total Population

1,819

Population
Growth Rate

0.37%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

20.700

Housing & Income

Households

839

Total Housing Units

936


Owner Occupied

582

Renter Occupied

257

Vacant

97

Median Home Value

$153,926


Average Home Value

$213,511

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.49%


Per Capita Income

2.42%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,559 $52,567


Average Household

$67,265 $75,393


Per Capita

$30,753 $34,667

Workforce

Total Businesses

186

Total Employed

1,476

Workers 16+

969

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

306

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

24

Employed

195

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

18

Employed

178

2021 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

172

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

169

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

143

Some
High School

118

Graduated
High School

387

Associates
Degree

68

Bachelor's
Degree

176

Graduate
Degree

129

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

954

Non-Resident Commuters

15

Drive Alone

731

Carpooled

54

Public

0

Work At Home

67