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Grants Pass is a city in Josephine County.

It is the county seat.

The community is believed named for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's capture of Vicksburg.

The latitude of Grants Pass is 42.439N. The longitude is -123.327W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,700.


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Median household income
Local
$29,197
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grants Pass demographic reports
Grants Pass is on the Rogue River.
Local landmarks include a statue of a 20-foot caveman, dressed in animal skin, clutching a club
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 52. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Independence Day"
· 1975 movie, "Rooster Cogburn"
Local festivals include:
  • Josephine County Fair - Aug. 14-18, 2007
  • Asian Cultural Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Wild Rogue Balloon Festival - June 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grants Pass web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Rogue Music Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Illinois River Forks State Park, Siskiyou National Forest, Rogue River
Grants Pass attractions: Oregon Caves
Historic sites and museums: Grants Pass Museum of Art, Josephine County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Rogue Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Grants Pass residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grants Pass ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grants Pass was $16,234, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Grants Pass residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grants Pass, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $861.


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Libraries in Grants Pass include Josephine County Library System ... View libraries

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TV stations in Grants Pass include KBLN.

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Josephine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grants Pass political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Grants Pass workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grants Pass between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Grants Pass include Best Western, Best Western Inn at the Rogue, Comfort Inn, Grants Pass Shilo Inn, Holiday Inn Express Grants Pass, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Motel 6, Riverside Inn, Sunset Inn, Super 8 ... More hotels.

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