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John Day, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of John Day had a population of 1,722 as of July 1, 2015. John Day 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 John Day is located at latitude 44.4182 and longitude -118.9535 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of John Day (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,087 feet.

The City of John Day (GNIS ID: 2410144) 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 City of John Day is located within John Day Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with John Day population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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John Day, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,722
Population in Households 1,688
Population in Familes 1,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 920
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 788
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 529 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $99,044
Average Home Value $126,601


Median Household Income $35,694
Average Household Income $45,773
Per Capita Income $20,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.06%
Households -0.14% 0.03%
Families 1.48% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


John Day, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares John Day to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 168 56th
Population Density1 # 205 46th
Diversity Index2 # 313 17th
Median Household Income # 339 10th
Per Capita Income # 282 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.