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Overview

Introduction to Grants Pass, Oregon

Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine county, is 24 miles W of Medford, Oregon and 215 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

Grants Pass History

Grants Pass was first settled in the late 1840s. Hunters and trappers from the Hudson Bay Company passed through the city in the 1820s. It was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant after his capture of Vicksburg. The first post office of this area was established on March 22, 1865. It became the county seat of Josephine County in 1886 and was incorporated in 1887.

Grants Pass and nearby Attractions

  • Grants Pass Museum of Art
  • Illinois River Forks State Park
  • Oregon Caves
  • Siskiyou National Forest
  • Josephine County Historical Society Museum
  • Rogue River

Things To Do In Grants Pass

Grants Pass is home to many parks and open spaces. Some of these include the Westholm Park, Lawnridge Park, Tussing Park, George H Eckstein Park and Riverside Park. The Grants Pass Museum of Art and the Josephine County Historical Society Museum provide insight into the history of this area. The Illinois River Forks State Park, Oregon Caves and Siskiyou National Forest are also worth visiting. Local celebrations include the Asian Cultural Festival, Wild Rogue Balloon Festival and the Josephine County Fair.

Grants Pass Transportation

Rogue Valley International is the nearest major airport.

Grants Pass Higher Education

Rogue Community College and McCain Institute are the local institutions of higher education. Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology also offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,776
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+13,519
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$24,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,585
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,034

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,309
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$186,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
German18.6%
Irish13.5%
English11%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque4.1%
Norwegian3.2%
Swedish3.1%
Scottish3%
Polish1.8%
Portuguese1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Canadian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
African0.1%
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Grants Pass Almanac

CategoryValue
County Josephine County
Standard Zip Codes97526, 97527, 97543
P.O. Box Zip Codes97528
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-123.34

Grants Pass Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGRANTS PASS
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp36 to 66 F
Jul Temp50 to 89 F
Oct Temp37 to 70 F
Annual Precip31 inches
StationRUCH
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp36 to 66 F
Jul Temp49 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 72 F
Annual Precip25.7 inches
StationMEDFORD EXPERIMENT STN
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Central Point17,793$55,936
Glendale775$45,156
Gold Hill1,302$47,500
Jacksonville2,845$72,035
Rogue River2,472$43,750

Grants Pass Public Libraries

Josephine County Library System
200 NW C ST
Grants Pass, Oregon
(541) 476-0571

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Grants Pass Hospitals

Three Rivers Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
500 Sw Ramsey Avenue
(541) 472-7000
Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
500 Sw Ramsey Avenue

Grants Pass Public Schools

Fleming Middle School
6001 Monument Dr
ZIP: 97526
(541) 476-8284
Middle
Total Enrollment 382
Ft Vannoy Elementary School
5250 Upper River Rd
ZIP: 97526
(541) 479-4440
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Grants Pass High School
830 Ne 9th St
ZIP: 97526
(541) 474-5710
High
Total Enrollment 1780
Highland Elementary School
1845 Nw Highland Ave
ZIP: 97526
(541) 474-5765
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Lincoln Elementary School
1132 Ne 10th St
ZIP: 97526
(541) 474-5770
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Manzanita Elementary School
310 San Francisco St
ZIP: 97526
(541) 479-6433
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Newbridge High School
2001 Ne Spaulding
ZIP: 97526
(541) 471-2862
Other
Total Enrollment 81
North Middle School
1725 Nw Highland Ave
ZIP: 97526
(541) 474-5740
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
North Valley High School
6741 Monument Dr
ZIP: 97526
(541) 479-3388
High
Total Enrollment 562
Parkside Elementary
735 Sw Wagner Meadows Dr
ZIP: 97526
(541) 474-5777
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Riverside Elementary School
1200 Se Harvey Dr
ZIP: 97526
(541) 474-5780
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Allen Dale Elementary School
2320 Williams Hwy
ZIP: 97527
(541) 474-5760
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Fruitdale Elementary School
1560 Bill Baker Way
ZIP: 97527
(541) 476-2276
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Hidden Valley High School
651 Murphy Creek Rd
ZIP: 97527
(541) 862-2124
High
Total Enrollment 718
Lincoln Savage Middle School
8551 New Hope Rd
ZIP: 97527
(541) 862-2171
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
Madrona Elementary School
520 Detrick Dr
ZIP: 97527
(541) 476-6624
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Redwood Elementary School
3163 Leonard Rd
ZIP: 97527
(541) 474-5775
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
South Middle School
350 W Harbeck Rd
ZIP: 97527
(541) 474-5750
Middle
Total Enrollment 636
Woodland Charter School
301 Murphy Creek Rd
ZIP: 97527
(541) 846-4246
Primary
Total Enrollment 122

Grants Pass Private Schools

Brighton Academy
1121 Ne 7th St
ZIP: 97526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 152
Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School
2250 Nw Heidi Ln
ZIP: 97526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Inn Sight Alternative Education - East Campus
618 Se J St
ZIP: 97526
Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
St Anne Catholic School
1131 Ne 10th St
ZIP: 97526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Vineyard Christian School
275 Potts Way
ZIP: 97526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
New Hope Christian Schools
5961 New Hope Rd
ZIP: 97527
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 212
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