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Gunnison, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Gunnison had a population of 6,258 as of July 1, 2017. Gunnison 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 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, 2017.

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Gunnison, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,258
Daytime Population: Workers 4,070
Daytime Population: Residents 2,405
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 5,449
Population in Familes 3,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 809
Population Density2 1,505
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $36,173
Average Household Income $46,605
Per Capita Income $19,500


Total Housing Units 2,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 941 (34.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,512 (55.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $243,935
Average Home Value $259,113


Total Households 2,453
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,057
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 0.9% 0.93%
Households 0.76% 0.99%
Families 0.84% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 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 # 100 78th
Population Density # 117 75th
Diversity Index # 151 67th
Median Household Income # 413 10th
Per Capita Income # 423 8th

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