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Grants Pass, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Grants Pass had a population of 36,119 as of July 1, 2017. Grants Pass ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grants Pass is located at latitude 42.4341 and longitude -123.3332 in Josephine County. 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. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Grants Pass (GNIS ID: 2410647) 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 Grants Pass is located within Grants Pass Division of Josephine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grants Pass 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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Grants Pass, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,119
Daytime Population: Workers 23,177
Daytime Population: Residents 22,068
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,245
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 35,146
Population in Familes 26,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 973
Population Density2 3,319
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $40,944
Average Household Income $57,258
Per Capita Income $24,526


Total Housing Units 16,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,536 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,373 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,290 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $233,048
Average Home Value $266,098


Total Households 14,910
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 8,968
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 0.62% 0.69%
Households 0.57% 0.65%
Families 0.42% 0.54%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Grants Pass, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grants Pass 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 62 84th
Diversity Index # 151 61st
Median Household Income # 272 28th
Per Capita Income # 205 46th

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