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The City of Grants Pass had a population of 38,250 as of July 1, 2021. 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 42.439 and longitude -123.3284 in Josephine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grants Pass 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 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.

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Grants Pass, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 38,250 (100%)
Population in Households 37,250 (97.4%)
Population in Families 28,031 (73.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,000 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 3,321
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $46,732
Average Household Income $61,668
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $25,931
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 17,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,202 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,749 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,191 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $274,162
Average Home Value $328,461
Housing Affordability Index3 99


Total Households 15,951
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 9,538
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.62% 0.69%
Households 0.68% 0.74%
Families 0.49% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
Owner Occupied HU   1.13%

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, 2021 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 # 16 96th
Population Density # 65 83rd
Median Household Income # 308 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 139 37th
Per Capita Income # 283 25th
Diversity Index # 155 59th

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