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Gunnison, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Gunnison had a population of 6,088 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gunnison is located at latitude 38.5455 and longitude -106.9226 in Gunnison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gunnison (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gunnison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,703 feet.

The City of Gunnison (GNIS ID: 2410674) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gunnison is located within Gunnison Division of Gunnison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gunnison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 6,088
Population in Households 5,277
Population in Familes 2,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 811
Population Density1 1,465
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 2,389
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,033
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 925 (34.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,464 (54.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $242,045
Average Home Value $256,378


Median Household Income $36,570
Average Household Income $46,207
Per Capita Income $19,382
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.51%
Households 0.46% 0.61%
Families 0.6% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gunnison to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 100 78th
Population Density1 # 119 74th
Diversity Index2 # 153 67th
Median Household Income # 405 12th
Per Capita Income # 414 10th

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