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Canyon City is a town in Grant County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location in a canyon south of the John Day River

The latitude of Canyon City is 44.389N. The longitude is -118.949W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,173 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 611.


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Median household income
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$29,940
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canyon City demographic reports
Site of 1860s gold rush
Canyon City received national attention for fire which destroyed much of the community in 1937
Historic sites and museums: Grant County Historical Museum

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16% of Canyon City residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canyon City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canyon City was $14,404, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Canyon City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Canyon City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.


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Grant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canyon City political report.

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The average commute time for Canyon City workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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