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The City of Grand Junction had a population of 62,021 as of July 1, 2016. Grand Junction ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Junction is located at latitude 39.0891 and longitude -108.5675 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,593 feet.

The City of Grand Junction (GNIS ID: 2410631) 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 Grand Junction is located within Grand Junction Division of Mesa County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Junction: Ute.

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


Total Population 62,021
Population in Households 58,540
Population in Familes 43,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,481
Population Density1 1,593
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 25,370
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 14,817
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,274 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,096 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,026 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $269,573
Average Home Value $302,296


Median Household Income $49,919
Average Household Income $67,551
Per Capita Income $29,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.41%
Households 0.49% 0.38%
Families 0.39% 0.37%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Grand Junction, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Junction 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 # 17 97th
Population Density1 # 110 76th
Diversity Index2 # 169 63rd
Median Household Income # 271 41st
Per Capita Income # 204 56th

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