Island City

Canyon City is the county seat of Grant County, and two miles south of John day. It is located along U.S. Route 395 and a mere 150 miles from Bend and 266 miles from Portland. Gold rush fever hit Oregon in the 1860s, and Canyon City, just south of John Day, felt the heat with around $3 to $5 million in gold extracted in the first three years of the gold rush. The remaining riches of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, the Malheur National Forest and the John Day River lure campers, hikers, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts to the city.

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Canyon City

Population

Total Population

708

Population
Growth Rate

0.06%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

17.800

Housing & Income

Households

329

Total Housing Units

370


Owner Occupied

237

Renter Occupied

92

Vacant

41

Median Home Value

$193,478


Average Home Value

$273,424

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.19%


Per Capita Income

1.84%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,992 $49,400


Average Household

$57,773 $63,082


Per Capita

$25,970 $28,446

Workforce

Total Businesses

51

Total Employed

494

Workers 16+

298

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

20

Employed

162

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

160

2021 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

82

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

20

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

19

2021 Gas Stations - Businesses

N

Businesses

2

Employed

13

Some
High School

46

Graduated
High School

182

Associates
Degree

26

Bachelor's
Degree

66

Graduate
Degree

44

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

295

Non-Resident Commuters

3

Drive Alone

260

Carpooled

18

Public

0

Work At Home

3