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

7,470

Population
Growth Rate

0.04%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

20.000

Housing & Income

Households

3,372

Total Housing Units

4,344


Owner Occupied

2,402

Renter Occupied

970

Vacant

972

Median Home Value

$174,223


Average Home Value

$287,188

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.06%


Per Capita Income

2.76%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,444 $52,807


Average Household

$62,985 $72,118


Per Capita

$28,447 $32,593

Workforce

Total Businesses

476

Total Employed

3,012

Workers 16+

2,961

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

47

Employed

248

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

6

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

50

Construction

Businesses

24

Employed

94

Manufacturing

Businesses

9

Employed

29

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

11

Employed

128

Some
High School

352

Graduated
High School

1,546

Associates
Degree

615

Bachelor's
Degree

732

Graduate
Degree

568

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

2,728

Non-Resident Commuters

189

Drive Alone

2,212

Carpooled

340

Public

7

Work At Home

199


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