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

1,804

Population
Growth Rate

0.37%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

20.200

Housing & Income

Households

825

Total Housing Units

920


Owner Occupied

563

Renter Occupied

262

Vacant

95

Median Home Value

$147,200


Average Home Value

$213,741

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.41%


Per Capita Income

3.24%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,896 $54,807


Average Household

$63,078 $73,959


Per Capita

$28,454 $33,378

Workforce

Total Businesses

187

Total Employed

1,489

Workers 16+

966

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

4

Employed

77

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

38

Construction

Businesses

6

Employed

26

Manufacturing

Businesses

5

Employed

21

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

3

Employed

7

Some
High School

84

Graduated
High School

300

Associates
Degree

143

Bachelor's
Degree

200

Graduate
Degree

180

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

938

Non-Resident Commuters

28

Drive Alone

702

Carpooled

92

Public

5

Work At Home

53


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