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Welcome to Canyon City ...

The town of Canyon City is located in Grant County<1> and is the County Seat for Grant County.

The location of Canyon City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Canyon City has a population of 658 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Canyon City.

Canyon City is 3,160 feet [963 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Canyon City is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Canyon City lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Canyon City and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Telephone area codes for Canyon City: (541) & (458)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canyon City had an population of 658 people. This is a decrease of 6.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canyon City had a population of 703 people (which is 9.44% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Canyon City the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Canyon City represents 0.02% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 703 people, the population of Canyon City increased 5.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 669 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canyon City.

Communities Also Named Canyon City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Canyon City - they are located in Alaska, British Columbia, California, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas and Yukon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canyon City.

Communities near Canyon City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canyon City.

  • Prairie City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
    • Prairie City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<7>
  • Mount Vernon (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<7>
  • Seneca (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
    • Seneca lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<7>
  • Fox (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Galena (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the north of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
  • Long Creek (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
    • Long Creek lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the north of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Creek<7>
  • Susanville (23 miles [37 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susanville
    • Susanville was located 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the north of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
  • Bates (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
  • Austin (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
  • Dayville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayville
    • Dayville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<6> to the west of Canyon City and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canyon City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Canyon City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canyon City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Canyon City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canyon City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Canyon City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canyon City ...

Looking for more information about Canyon City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Canyon City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Canyon City.

Adding Canyon City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Canyon City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Canyon City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Canyon City on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Oregon (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Canyon City on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canyon City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canyon City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canyon City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canyon City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canyon CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canyon City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3930, Longitude: -118.9494       In this case, the coordinates for Canyon City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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