Gunnison County CO Information


Gunnison County Subdivisions

Gunnison County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,778
Population in Households 14,845
Population in Familes 9,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 933
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 6,703
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,544
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,807 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,896 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,972 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $348,406
Average Home Value $408,123


Median Household Income $47,994
Average Household Income $65,644
Per Capita Income $28,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.54%
Households 0.45% 0.6%
Families 0.41% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gunnison County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gunnison County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 53rd
Population Density1 # 44 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 46 30th
Median Household Income # 31 53rd
Per Capita Income # 29 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.