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

7,132

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

54

Diversity Index

25.200

Housing & Income

Households

3,258

Total Housing Units

4,054


Owner Occupied

2,338

Renter Occupied

920

Vacant

796

Median Home Value

$214,154


Average Home Value

$319,493

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.17%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,160 $57,913


Average Household

$73,057 $85,220


Per Capita

$33,384 $39,023

Workforce

Total Businesses

492

Total Employed

3,234

Workers 16+

2,889

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

73

Employed

681

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

33

Employed

404

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

59

Employed

326

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

307

2022 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

44

Employed

307

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

39

Employed

238

Some
High School

374

Graduated
High School

1,782

Associates
Degree

425

Bachelor's
Degree

718

Graduate
Degree

464

Average Commute Time

19 min.



Resident Commuters

2,733

Non-Resident Commuters

146

Drive Alone

2,134

Carpooled

242

Public

0

Work At Home

217