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

7,439

Population
Growth Rate

-0.01%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

20.700

Housing & Income

Households

3,383

Total Housing Units

4,388


Owner Occupied

2,434

Renter Occupied

949

Vacant

1,005

Median Home Value

$178,395


Average Home Value

$274,897

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.09%


Per Capita Income

1.77%

Income Projection

Median Household

$48,060 $51,558


Average Household

$62,781 $68,333


Per Capita

$28,567 $31,183

Workforce

Total Businesses

461

Total Employed

2,991

Workers 16+

2,978

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

66

Employed

564

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

359

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

14

Employed

336

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

55

Employed

294

2020 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

44

Employed

246

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

36

Employed

222

Some
High School

471

Graduated
High School

1,564

Associates
Degree

583

Bachelor's
Degree

660

Graduate
Degree

507

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

2,801

Non-Resident Commuters

135

Drive Alone

2,249

Carpooled

238

Public

7

Work At Home

202