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

1,782

Population
Growth Rate

0.26%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

20.300

Housing & Income

Households

807

Total Housing Units

913


Owner Occupied

556

Renter Occupied

251

Vacant

106

Median Home Value

$157,209


Average Home Value

$175,315

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.20%


Per Capita Income

3.16%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,587 $44,302


Average Household

$51,717 $60,585


Per Capita

$23,309 $27,236

Workforce

Total Businesses

191

Total Employed

1,559

Workers 16+

797

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

4

Employed

175

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

38

Construction

Businesses

6

Employed

26

Manufacturing

Businesses

4

Employed

19

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

5

Employed

7

Some
High School

100

Graduated
High School

299

Associates
Degree

143

Bachelor's
Degree

188

Graduate
Degree

188

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

759

Non-Resident Commuters

38

Drive Alone

592

Carpooled

73

Public

6

Work At Home

50


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