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

7,527

Population
Growth Rate

0.10%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

20.300

Housing & Income

Households

3,430

Total Housing Units

4,432


Owner Occupied

2,480

Renter Occupied

950

Vacant

1,002

Median Home Value

$196,310


Average Home Value

$332,238

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.20%


Per Capita Income

2.31%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,120 $50,928


Average Household

$62,306 $69,573


Per Capita

$28,412 $31,848

Workforce

Total Businesses

452

Total Employed

3,096

Workers 16+

2,923

2021 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

44

Employed

486

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

62

Employed

441

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

32

Employed

398

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

307

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

55

Employed

305

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

38

Employed

244

Some
High School

438

Graduated
High School

1,824

Associates
Degree

404

Bachelor's
Degree

705

Graduate
Degree

454

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

2,816

Non-Resident Commuters

74

Drive Alone

2,179

Carpooled

203

Public

0

Work At Home

210