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

1,798

Population
Growth Rate

0.30%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

21.200

Housing & Income

Households

830

Total Housing Units

917


Owner Occupied

571

Renter Occupied

258

Vacant

87

Median Home Value

$139,341


Average Home Value

$184,773

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.43%


Per Capita Income

1.83%

Income Projection

Median Household

$48,084 $52,046


Average Household

$63,138 $68,540


Per Capita

$28,758 $31,483

Workforce

Total Businesses

183

Total Employed

1,439

Workers 16+

1,014

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

270

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

18

Employed

269

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

167

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

15

Employed

156

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

147

2020 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

90

Some
High School

112

Graduated
High School

345

Associates
Degree

128

Bachelor's
Degree

180

Graduate
Degree

145

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

992

Non-Resident Commuters

22

Drive Alone

727

Carpooled

84

Public

7

Work At Home

66