Canyon City, Oregon

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Canyon City, Oregon

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High Points

Canyon City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Canyon City Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Canyon City Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Canyon City Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 18% Canyon City Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Canyon City, Oregon

Comparing Canyon City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Racial Diversity 5 2
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 10
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Housing Recently Built 4 2

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Canyon City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 119 miles E of Bend, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 198 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 97820
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.389
Longitude -118.949

Canyon City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JOHN DAY
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 48 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 45 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
Station MONUMENT 2
Distance 37.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 34 to 65 F
Jul Temp 50 to 91 F
Oct Temp 32 to 69 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
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Canyon City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 669 100%
Male 334 49.9%
Female 335 50.1%
Under 18 192 28.7%
18+ 477 71.3%
65+ 88 13.2%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 2.94
White 606 90.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 2.8%
Other 14 2.1%
Mixed Race 29 4.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 4.6%

Estimated Canyon City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 595
Growth -74
Growth % -11.1%

Canyon City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 16.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
English 15.1%
Irish 12%
US/American 9.3%
Italian 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
British 2.5%
Swedish 2.5%
Belgian 1.4%
Basque 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Austrian 1%
Dutch 1%
European 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Barbadian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canyon City 669 $41,458
John Day 1,821 $34,327
Long Creek 228 $33,393
Mount Vernon 595 $32,083
Prairie City 1,080 $35,893
Seneca 223 $26,806
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