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The City of Grand Junction had a population of 62,539 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Junction: Ute.

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


Total Population 62,539
Daytime Population: Workers 51,076
Daytime Population: Residents 33,902
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 84,978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 59,281
Population in Familes 43,876
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,258
Population Density2 1,606
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $52,875
Average Household Income $72,698
Per Capita Income $31,354


Total Housing Units 27,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,378 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,230 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,913 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $286,045
Average Home Value $319,888


Total Households 25,608
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 14,928
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 0.73% 0.56%
Households 0.55% 0.53%
Families 0.44% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 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 # 18 96th
Population Density # 109 76th
Diversity Index # 169 64th
Median Household Income # 241 48th
Per Capita Income # 188 59th

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