Grand Junction, CO 81503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Junction, CO 81503

Acceptable Alternative
Grand Jct, CO 81503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 179
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,019
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 254
  • County: Mesa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.039, Longitude -108.497
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Grand Junction, CO 81503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,249
Daytime Population: Workers 2,266
Daytime Population: Residents 9,332
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 16,148
Population in Familes 13,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 973
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $53,803
Average Household Income $70,237
Per Capita Income $27,449


Total Housing Units 6,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,443 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,854 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $255,101
Average Home Value $291,655


Total Households 6,297
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,417
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.69%
Households 0.67% 0.63%
Families 0.6% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Grand Junction, CO 81503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81503 to the other 503 ZIP Codes in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 133 74th
Population Density # 113 78th
Diversity Index # 196 61st
Median Household Income # 267 47th
Per Capita Income # 312 38th

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