Grants Pass, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Grants Pass, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Grants Pass had a population of 35,006 as of July 1, 2015. Grants Pass ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grants Pass is located at latitude 42.4341 and longitude -123.3332 in Josephine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grants Pass (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Grants Pass 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.

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

City of Grants Pass, OR Boundary Map

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Grants Pass, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,006
Population in Households 34,037
Population in Familes 25,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 969
Population Density1 3,220
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,630
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 8,815
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,417 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,213 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,259 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $195,348
Average Home Value $237,739
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,700
Average Household Income $46,579
Per Capita Income $19,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.4%
Households 0.42% 0.46%
Families 0.25% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.

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Grants Pass, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grants Pass 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 # 16 96th
Population Density1 # 62 84th
Diversity Index2 # 153 59th
Median Household Income # 346 8th
Per Capita Income # 317 16th

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