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Grand Junction, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Junction had a population of 65,904 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.0639 and longitude -108.5507 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Junction 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Junction: Ute.

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Grand Junction, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Grand Junction, CO Housing Affordability Index is 101
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Grand Junction, CO Wealth Index is 69
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 65,904
Population in Households 62,166
Population in Families 45,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,738
Population Density 1,674
Diversity Index1 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,267
Average Household Income $64,126
Per Capita Income $26,504
Wealth Index3 69

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,674 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,279 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,782 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $264,452
Housing Affordability Index2 101
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,953
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 15,674
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.12% 0.89%
Households 0.96% 0.91%
Families 0.85% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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, 2019 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 # 18 96th
Population Density # 109 76th
Diversity Index # 175 62nd
Median Household Income # 322 30th
Per Capita Income # 314 32nd

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