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Canyon City, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The Town of Canyon City had a population of 658 as of July 1, 2016. Canyon City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canyon City is located at latitude 44.393 and longitude -118.9495 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Canyon City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,173 feet.

The Town of Canyon City (GNIS ID: 2413162) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Canyon City is located within John Day Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canyon City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Canyon City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 658
Population in Households 645
Population in Familes 509
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 467
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 306
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $163,393
Average Home Value $204,976


Median Household Income $46,200
Average Household Income $55,056
Per Capita Income $25,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.05% -0.74%
Households -0.81% -0.6%
Families 0.0% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Canyon City, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canyon City to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 242 36th
Population Density1 # 261 31st
Diversity Index2 # 361 5th
Median Household Income # 189 50th
Per Capita Income # 166 56th

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