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Welcome to John Day ...

The city of John Day is located in Grant County<1>.

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.

  • Prairie City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
    • Prairie City [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of John Day
    • 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 [Grant County]
  • Seneca [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
    • Seneca [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of John Day
    • 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 [Grant County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Galena [Grant County]
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      • Galena [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of John Day
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Long Creek [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
      • Long Creek [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of John Day
      • 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 [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susanville
      • Susanville [Grant County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of John Day
    • Bates [Grant County]
    • Austin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
      • Austin [Grant County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the northeast of John Day
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Dayville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayville
      • Dayville [Grant County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<6> to the west of John Day
      • 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 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.

Mentions & References for John Day

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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 John Day.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around John Day - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- John Day) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for John Day. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from John DayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in John Day. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4193, Longitude: -118.9519       In this case, the coordinates for John Day 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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