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Grass Valley, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Grass Valley had a population of 163 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Grass Valley is located at latitude 45.3591 and longitude -120.7842 in Sherman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grass Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sherman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,257 feet.

The City of Grass Valley (GNIS ID: 2410652) 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 Grass Valley is located within Moro Division of Sherman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grass Valley 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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Grass Valley, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 163
Population in Households 163
Population in Familes 127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 320
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $152,778
Average Home Value $231,383


Median Household Income $46,059
Average Household Income $61,985
Per Capita Income $27,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.25%
Households -0.22% 0.0%
Families -0.34% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Grass Valley, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grass Valley 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 # 335 12th
Population Density1 # 278 27th
Diversity Index2 # 281 26th
Median Household Income # 192 49th
Per Capita Income # 113 70th

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