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Grants Pass, OR is a small city located in south western Oregon near the junction of the Rogue and Applegate Rivers. It has a population of around 37,000 people. The cost of living in Grants Pass is slightly lower than the US average with rent for a two bedroom being $1,200 on average compared to $1,430 across the country. The local grocery cost index is also quite low at 100 compared to the US index of the same amount.
Local businesses in Grants Pass include Rogue Valley Growers & Packers, Rogue Community College, and Bear Creek Corporation. Transportation is provided by Josephine County public transit which runs throughout the county including to nearby towns like Williams and Merlin.

Grants Pass has an unemployment rate of 7.9%. The US average is 6.0%.

Grants Pass has seen the job market decrease by -2.5% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 43.5%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Grants Pass
- The Sales Tax Rate for Grants Pass is 0.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Grants Pass is 9.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Grants Pass
- The average income of a Grants Pass resident is $26,875 a year. The US average is $37,638 a year.
- The Median household income of a Grants Pass resident is $49,355 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

Income by Population Percent

  EconomyGrants Pass, OregonUnited States
  7.96
  -2.5%-6.2%
  43.5%33.5%
  0.0%6.2%
  9.0%4.6%
  $26,875$37,638
  $49,355$69,021
  $58,690$85,028
  Population by Occupation
  1.5%1.2%
  0.0%0.5%
  6.0%6.8%
  9.2%10.0%
  2.1%2.5%
  10.5%11.0%
  3.3%4.8%
  0.4%0.8%
  0.9%1.9%
  3.3%4.7%
  1.4%1.9%
  4.2%7.6%
  0.5%0.1%
  6.0%4.2%
  6.0%9.3%
  20.2%14.0%
  2.6%2.1%
  11.2%7.0%
  5.5%4.8%
  5.1%4.7%
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Just like any place, Grants Pass, Oregon has it's share of pros and cons. Pros:-Perfect location. The coast, the Redwoods, Crater Lake, the Oregon Caves, etc. are all  More

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I moved here bacause my wife wanted to be closer to my retired mother. Were it not for that GP would be in the rear view mirror. Grant Pass may be great if you are  More

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Beautiful town close to beaches, rivers, boat festival, trees, crystal clear water, parks, schools and teachers are the best! A great town to raise a family. Nice  More

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