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Grants Pass, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Grants Pass is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Josephine County at latitude 42.4341 and longitude -123.3332. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 942 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Grants Pass, but most people and references simply refer to it as Grants Pass, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Grants Pass indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Grants Pass, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 34,772
Population in Households 33,760
Population in Familes 25,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,012
Population Density1 3,199
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 14,489
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 8,749
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,416 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,072 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,280 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $183,993
Average Home Value $219,600


Median Household Income $32,585
Average Household Income $42,008
Per Capita Income $17,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.32%
Households 0.29% 0.4%
Families 0.13% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 63 84th
Diversity Index2 # 154 59th
Median Household Income # 349 8th
Per Capita Income # 332 12th

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