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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Grants Pass is a town in Oregon with a population of 36,687. Grants Pass is in Josephine County. Living in Grants Pass offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grants Pass there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and retirees live in Grants Pass and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Grants Pass are above average.
About Grants Pass...
Population
36,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Grants Pass Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    201
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    71.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    76.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    378.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,694.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    476
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Grants Pass

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,544
National
$55,322
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Grants Pass is a small town with little to do and high cost of living. Don't let this site fool you rent is averaging $900/1 bedroom. Real estate is higher also. Oregon cares little for schools and public safety. Our town has a large jail but only uses a small amount of the beds. Shopping and things to do are limited. Most travel to Medford for those. Lots to do outside if you don't mind rain 6-7 months a year and 3 months of hazardous air conditions due to the wildfires. 1/4 of Oregon's forest fires happen in our valley. Worst air quality in the country 6 years running due to those fires.
Positives: fun touristy festivals, lots of outdoor recreation and pretty scenery. Great place to visit during the late spring/early summer.
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Grants pass is a pretty small town in Oregon. It's very cute and still has a taste for old architecture which is gorgeous. Tons of cute little shops and boutiques around, and of course it is where Dutch Brothers coffee originated and it's delicious! Not a bad little town to live in or just to visit!
Grants Pass is a very small touristy town in Southern Oregon. There are many public schools and it seems like there are more students than any other in GP. There isn’t that much to do other than the movies and some small businesses that have little homemade toys and crafts in them. There isn’t much to do at night because most of the town shuts down before eight at night which doesn’t appeal to the teens to much. I wouldn’t say that GP is very safe because of all the the drug addicts and homeless people. Although there isn’t much to do it is very cheap to live here and the commute is less than 10 minutes at any given time. And there are always job opportunity’s at almost any store most of the year. Overall, Grants Pass is a small town that is cheap but there isn’t much to do at any given time.