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John Day, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of John Day had a population of 1,804 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.416 and longitude -118.953 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of John Day 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

John Day, OR Housing Affordability Index is 165
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

John Day, OR Wealth Index is 59
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,804 (100%)
Population in Households 1,770 (98.1%)
Population in Families 1,365 (75.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 34 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 837
Diversity Index2 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,896
Average Household Income $63,078
Per Capita Income $28,454
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 563 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $147,200
Housing Affordability Index3 165
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.37% 0.06%
Households 0.41% 0.05%
Families 1.32% -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

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, 2019 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 # 174 54th
Population Density # 218 43rd
Diversity Index # 327 14th
Median Household Income # 258 32nd
Per Capita Income # 181 52nd

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