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Canyon City, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The Town of Canyon City had a population of 653 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Canyon City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 653
Daytime Population: Workers 515
Daytime Population: Residents 342
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 857
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 641
Population in Familes 505
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $45,439
Average Household Income $54,460
Per Capita Income $24,379


Total Housing Units 336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $154,839
Average Home Value $188,101


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.01% -0.68%
Households -1.06% -0.75%
Families -0.42% -0.85%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2017 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 # 244 36th
Population Density # 261 31st
Diversity Index # 359 5th
Median Household Income # 218 43rd
Per Capita Income # 214 44th

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