Grants Pass is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 37,088 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Grants Pass is the 15th largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grants Pass is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grants Pass is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grants Pass who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), sales jobs (10.55%), and healthcare (7.57%).
Also of interest is that Grants Pass has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.67 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Grants Pass are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.75% of adults in Grants Pass have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Grants Pass in 2010 was $20,348, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,392 for a family of four. However, Grants Pass contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Grants Pass is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grants Pass home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grants Pass residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Grants Pass include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Grants Pass is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.