Gunnison, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Gunnison, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Gunnison had a population of 6,597 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Gunnison, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,597
Population in Households 5,677
Population in Familes 3,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 920
Population Density2 1,587
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $36,263
Average Household Income $46,351
Per Capita Income $19,085


Total Housing Units 2,837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,025 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,505 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $258,000
Average Home Value $259,521


Total Households 2,530
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,085
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.44% 1.23%
Households 1.05% 1.38%
Families 1.06% 1.35%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.02%

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, 2018 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 # 98 79th
Population Density # 114 75th
Diversity Index # 164 64th
Median Household Income # 405 12th
Per Capita Income # 429 7th

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