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Time Zone: Grant County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Canyon City is the Seat for Grant County.

Grant County was founded in 1864. Grant was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grant had a population of 6,795 people. This is a decrease of 14.37% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,935 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grant represented 0.23% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 36 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,445-6.18%+9.57% since 2009
20096,795-14.37%-1.01% since 2008
20007,935The Last Census

More information can be found on the Grant County Census Page for Grant County.


Below are some of the communities located in Grant County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Grant County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
John Day   1,4831,82118.56% decrease  
Prairie City   8811,08018.43% decrease  
Canyon City   55366917.34% decrease  
Mount Vernon   47759519.83% decrease  
Long Creek   18322819.74% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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