Canyon City, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 669 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 335  (50.1%)
Females: 334  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97820, 97845.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,474 (it was $29,940 in 2000)
Canyon City:

$49,474
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,227 (it was $14,404 in 2000)

Canyon City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $151,851 (it was $81,800 in 2000)
Canyon City:

$151,851
OR:

$319,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,935; detached houses: $192,346; mobile homes: $79,152

Median gross rent in 2017: $583.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canyon City: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.6%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Canyon City, OR (2010)
    • 65593.2%White alone
    • 192.7%American Indian alone
    • 182.6%Hispanic
    • 91.3%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone

Races in Canyon City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (21.0%), American (17.2%), English (12.7%), Swedish (7.6%), Scottish (4.8%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3198 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 480 people per square mile   (low).

Canyon City, Oregon map

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,793 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,348 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (119.2 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (192.8 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (713.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

John Day, OR (1.4 miles ),
Mount Vernon, OR (2.9 miles ),
Prairie City, OR (3.6 miles ),
Seneca, OR (4.2 miles ),
Long Creek, OR (4.9 miles ),
Dayville, OR (5.4 miles),
Greenhorn, OR (5.6 miles),
Unity, OR (6.1 miles)

Latitude: 44.39 N, Longitude: 118.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Distribution of median household income in Canyon City, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Canyon City, OR in 2017
Canyon City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.6%
Oregon:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in Canyon City, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.9%)
  • Wood products (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (18.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.8%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Utilities (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (17.5%)
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Canyon City, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)

Average climate in Canyon City, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Canyon City, Oregon average temperatures Canyon City, Oregon average precipitation Canyon City, Oregon humidity Canyon City, Oregon wind speed Canyon City, Oregon snowfall Canyon City, Oregon sunshine Canyon City, Oregon clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 80.4. This is about average.

City:

80.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 10.4. This is worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Canyon City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 363% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 279.1 miles away from Canyon City center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 256.0 miles away from Canyon City center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 261.5 miles away from Canyon City center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 409.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 256.0 miles away from Canyon City center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 422.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canyon City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Canyon City:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canyon City:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 77 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 102 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 121 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 122 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 129 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 132 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 133 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)

Public elementary/middle school in Canyon City:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Canyon City: Old Humbolt Diggings (A), Museum of Horse Drawn Vehicles (B), Canyon City Volunteer Fire Department (C), Grant County Trial and Justice Courthouse (D), Canyon City Hall (E), Canyon City Public Works Department Office (F), Grant County Historical Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Andrews Cemetery (1), Canyon City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Canyon City Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Courts: Circuit Court - Extension Service-Oregon State University- Road Depart (323 South Humbolt Street), Circuit Court - Extension Service-Oregon State University- Planning Commis (200 South Canyon Boulevard), Grant County - Circuit Court- County Judge (Court House), Grant County - Circuit Court- District Attorney (Court House), Circuit Court - Emergency Management Coordinator (201 South Humbolt Street), Grant County - Extension Service-Oregon State University Agricultu- Circuit Court- County C (Court House), Circuit Court - Extension Service-Oregon State University- Surveyor (217 North Canyon City Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Joseph Poindexter - Judge.

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canyon City and their reported violations in the past:

CANYON CITY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 676, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.5%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.7%
Whole state:

8.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Canyon City:

Marital status in Canyon City, OR
  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Canyon City:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Oregon average:

11.2

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Canyon City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canyon City, OR (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant63415
Other4733
Catholic4054
Mainline Protestant3276
None5,606-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Grant County:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Canyon City:

51.2%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.5%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Canyon City:

28.8
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Canyon City:

8.2%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Canyon City:

35.8%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Canyon City:

57.7%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canyon City, OR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$2,908$17,4480$0
Streets and Highways 2$2,235$13,4100$0
Financial Administration 1$3,804$45,6480$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,508
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 3$324
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$8,947$21,4736$1,832

Canyon City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($191.33)
    Sewerage: $121,000 ($180.87)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($134.53)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($113.60)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($59.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($29.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($20.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($16.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $175,000 ($261.58)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($32.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,000 ($82.21)

Canyon City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $116,000 ($173.39)
    Other: $5,000 ($7.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($13.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $109,000 ($162.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $316,000 ($472.35)
    Highways: $86,000 ($128.55)
  • Tax - Property: $159,000 ($237.67)
    Other License: $29,000 ($43.35)

Canyon City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $276,000 ($412.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $245,000 ($366.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000 ($46.34)

Canyon City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $382,000 ($571.00)

6.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

6.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Canyon City:

  • KJDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canyon City:

  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K218BA (91.5 FM; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KGNR (91.9 FM; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K214AQ (90.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Canyon City:

  • K02PK (Channel 2; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K26FQ (Channel 26; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)

Canyon City fatal accident list:

Oct 2, 1986 09:31 AM, 0048, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.5mTotal length
  • $207,000Total costs
  • 2,678Total average daily traffic
  • 542Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,891Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Most common first names in Canyon City, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William974.7 years
James777.4 years
John775.8 years
Mary780.1 years
Charles675.3 years
Robert676.5 years
Harry570.6 years
George474.8 years
Howard379.3 years
Clifford365.4 years
Most common last names in Canyon City, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith770.6 years
Davis476.0 years
Williams480.2 years
Allen389.7 years
Martin378.6 years
Johnson387.0 years
Pierpont385.6 years
Pearce373.0 years
Patterson376.0 years
Edmunson378.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canyon City, OR
  • 46.5%Wood
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 20.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canyon City, OR
  • 58.0%Electricity
  • 22.2%Wood
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Canyon City compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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