John Day

John Day is a city located about 2 miles north of Canyon City[6] in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. Routes 26 and 395. It is the second most populated city in Grant County. It is surrounded by the Strawberry Mountains to the south and the Blue Mountains to the east.

The first homestead staked in Grant County (what was then Wasco County), in 1862 by B. C. Trowbridge, was within the limits of the present city of John Day – a city that became incorporated in 1901. John Day benefited from the local gold rush and by 1887, the community was home to 1,000 Chinese immigrants who came to Oregon to work in the gold mines. The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum honors this history and was made a National Historic Landmark in 2005. Also of note is the paleontological importance of John Day and the surrounding area, as it contains some of the most important paleontological resources known.

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John Day

Population

Total Population

1,644

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

25.600

Housing & Income

Households

758

Total Housing Units

867


Owner Occupied

500

Renter Occupied

257

Vacant

109

Median Home Value

$142,347


Average Home Value

$221,066

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.05%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,634 $61,527


Average Household

$79,637 $92,272


Per Capita

$35,733 $41,530

Workforce

Total Businesses

207

Total Employed

1,595

Workers 16+

844

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

31

Employed

387

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

310

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

24

Employed

215

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

167

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

143

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

33

Employed

98

Some
High School

96

Graduated
High School

361

Associates
Degree

68

Bachelor's
Degree

173

Graduate
Degree

126

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

787

Non-Resident Commuters

57

Drive Alone

660

Carpooled

66

Public

0

Work At Home

51