John Day, OR Profile: Facts & Data


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John Day, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of John Day had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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John Day, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,782
Population in Households 1,747
Population in Familes 1,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 827
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $38,587
Average Household Income $51,717
Per Capita Income $23,309


Total Housing Units 913 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 556 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $157,209
Average Home Value $175,315


Total Households 807
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 498
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% -0.06%
Households 0.2% -0.1%
Families 1.24% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

John Day, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares John Day to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 170 55th
Population Density # 219 42nd
Diversity Index # 323 15th
Median Household Income # 324 15th
Per Capita Income # 281 26th

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