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John Day, Oregon
Welcome to John Day ...
The location of John Day has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, John Day has a population of 1,664 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of John Day.
John Day is 3,070 feet [936 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of John Day is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: John Day lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from John Day, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).
Area codes for John Day: (541) & (458)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, John Day had an population of 1,664 people. This is a decrease of 4.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.62% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, John Day had a population of 1,744 people (or 23.43% of the total population of Grant County). This makes John Day the county's most populous community.
The population of John Day represents 0.05% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,744 people, the population of John Day decreased 4.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,821 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for John Day.
Communities near John Day ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near John Day.
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 John Day. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for John Day.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of John Day. 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 John Day.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around John Day. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for John Day.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for John Day ...
Looking for more information about John Day? 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 John Day, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for John Day.
Adding John Day to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of John Day 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 John Day was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found John Day on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Oregon (1949).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for John Day on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 18 Aug 2022