Canyon 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

659

Population
Growth Rate

0.24%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

26.300

Housing & Income

Households

310

Total Housing Units

329


Owner Occupied

229

Renter Occupied

81

Vacant

19

Median Home Value

$230,556


Average Home Value

$307,969

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.82%

Income Projection

Median Household

$49,535 $55,266


Average Household

$64,640 $74,046


Per Capita

$29,763 $34,198

Workforce

Total Businesses

55

Total Employed

505

Workers 16+

355

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

21

Employed

171

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

160

2022 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

82

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

21

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

19

2022 Gas Stations - Businesses

N

Businesses

2

Employed

13

Some
High School

39

Graduated
High School

176

Associates
Degree

27

Bachelor's
Degree

66

Graduate
Degree

45

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

353

Non-Resident Commuters

2

Drive Alone

272

Carpooled

32

Public

0

Work At Home

25