Canyonville, Oregon

According to Ezinesports, Canyonville, Oregon is a small city in Douglas County located on Interstate 5, about 45 miles south of Eugene. With a population of just over 2,000 people, it is the smallest incorporated city in Oregon.

The city was founded in 1853 by pioneers who were drawn to the area for its natural beauty and abundant resources. They named it Canyonville after the canyon that runs through the area. It quickly became an important stop on the Oregon Trail as pioneers traveled through the region on their way to California and other points west. Over time, Canyonville grew into a thriving community with businesses, schools, churches, and other amenities that make up a typical small town.

Today, Canyonville is known for its stunning landscape and outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and snowmobiling. The city boasts several parks including City Park which has playgrounds and picnic areas as well as tennis courts and an indoor pool. There are also several lakes nearby offering excellent opportunities for swimming or boating.

According to Fashionissupreme, the economy of Canyonville is largely based on timber harvesting and wood products manufacturing. There are also several retail stores in town including grocery stores and restaurants that cater to locals and visitors alike. The local school district serves students from kindergarten through twelve grade at two elementary schools as well as one middle school and one high school.

Canyonville is served by two main highways – Interstate 5 which runs north-south along the western edge of town; and Highway 227 which runs east-west along the southern edge of town connecting it with neighboring towns such as Winston to the east; Roseburg to the south; Myrtle Creek to the north; Sutherlin to the northwest; Reedsport to the southwest; Drain to the southeast; Elkton to the northeast; Glendale to north-northeast; Riddle to south-southwest;and Scottsburg further south-southwest The nearest major airport is located approximately 25 miles away in Eugene while smaller airports can be found at Roseburg (19 miles) and Myrtle Creek (14 miles).

Overall, Canyonville is a great place for those looking for a peaceful small town lifestyle surrounded by beautiful scenery with plenty of outdoor activities nearby while still being close enough to larger cities such as Eugene if you need more amenities or attractions than what can be found locally.

Canyonville, Oregon

Population: 1,293. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,397 (+8.0% change)
Males: 622 (48.1%), Females: 671 (51.9%)

Douglas County

Zip code: 97417

Median resident age: 42.3 years
Median household income: $27,674
Median house value: $89,400

Races in Canyonville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • American Indian (5.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (15.1%), Irish (13.1%), German (12.8%), United States (12.5%), Italian (4.4%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Elevation: 785 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Canyonville

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canyonville city

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

2.5% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +142 (+12.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Canyonville:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Canyonville:

  • ROGUE VALLEY INTERNATIONAL – MEDFORD (about 49 miles; MEDFORD, OR; Abbreviation: MFR)
  • NORTH BEND MUNI (about 75 miles; NORTH BEND, OR; Abbreviation: OTH)
  • MAHLON SWEET FIELD (about 82 miles; EUGENE, OR; Abbreviation: EUG)

Other public-use airports nearest to Canyonville:

  • MYRTLE CREEK MUNICIPAL (about 4 miles; MYRTLE CREEK, OR; Abbreviation: 16S)
  • GEORGE FELT (about 21 miles; ROSEBURG, OR; Abbreviation: 5S1)
  • ROSEBURG REGIONAL (about 22 miles; ROSEBURG, OR; Abbreviation: RBG)

Amtrak station near Canyonville:

  • 20 miles: ROSEBURG (835 SE STEPHENS ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canyonville:

  • ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; GRANTS PASS, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; ASHLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,424)
  • LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; EUGENE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,853)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (about 78 miles; EUGENE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 16,239)
  • OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 107 miles; KLAMATH FALLS, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)
  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 113 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; Full-time enrollment: 15,404)
  • LINN-BENTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 118 miles; ALBANY, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,057)

Private high school in Canyonville:

  • CANYONVILLE BIBLE ACADEMY (Students: 123; Location: PO BOX 1100 250 E FIRST ST; Grades: 6 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Canyonville:

  • CANYONVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 124 N MAIN; Grades: KG – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Canyonville:

  • CANYONVILLE S D A SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: PO BOX 1155; Grades: 1 – 8)