Grant County

In Grant County, you can find the communities of Canyon City, Dayville, Granite, John Day, Long Creek, Mt. Vernon, Prairie City, and Seneca. The State of Oregon is nearly as large as the entire country of France and embraces more land than England, Ireland and Scotland combined. Grant County itself is nearly the size of Connecticut. Its boundaries contain all the headwaters for the four forks of the John Day River. With such a vast abundance and diversity of natural resources — from the green rolling hills of the John Day River valleys to the timbered slopes of high alpine lakes and mountains — Grant County offers a lot of opportunities for residents, tourists and business owners. Fresh water helps to define Grant County with most of Grant County being drained by the four forks of the John Day River, all of which have their headwaters in the county. The John Day River system drains some 7,900 square miles. It is the third longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states and has more miles of federal ‘Wild and Scenic River’ designation than any other river in the United States and flows into the Columbia River.

Cities in Grant County include:

  • Burns
  • Canyon City
  • Dayville
  • Granite
  • John Day
  • Long Creek
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Prairie City
  • Seneca

Grant County

Population

Total Population

7,350

Population
Growth Rate

-0.16%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

20.000

Housing & Income

Households

3,287

Total Housing Units

4,344


Owner Occupied

2,363

Renter Occupied

924

Vacant

1,057

Median Home Value

$164,825


Average Home Value

$245,504

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.24%


Per Capita Income

2.97%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,139 $42,577


Average Household

$54,064 $62,813


Per Capita

$24,390 $28,229

Workforce

Total Businesses

471

Total Employed

3,090

Workers 16+

2,928

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

39

Employed

327

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

50

Construction

Businesses

24

Employed

71

Manufacturing

Businesses

8

Employed

26

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

14

Employed

128

Some
High School

419

Graduated
High School

1,488

Associates
Degree

595

Bachelor's
Degree

717

Graduate
Degree

619

Average Commute Time

18 min.



Resident Commuters

2,670

Non-Resident Commuters

206

Drive Alone

2,221

Carpooled

300

Public

8

Work At Home

224


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