Grass Valley, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grass Valley, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Grass Valley had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2017. Grass Valley 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 Grass Valley is located at latitude 45.3591 and longitude -120.7842 in Sherman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grass Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sherman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,257 feet.

The City of Grass Valley (GNIS ID: 2410652) 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 Grass Valley is located within Moro Division of Sherman County.

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


Total Population 159
Daytime Population: Workers 100
Daytime Population: Residents 71
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 171
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 159
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 312
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $46,052
Average Household Income $60,690
Per Capita Income $27,298


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $208,152


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 44
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 -0.43% -0.64%
Households -0.57% -0.86%
Families -0.91% -0.93%
Median Household Income   4.56%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

Grass Valley, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grass Valley 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 # 336 11th
Population Density # 279 26th
Diversity Index # 285 25th
Median Household Income # 212 44th
Per Capita Income # 136 64th

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