Grand Junction, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
156,131
0.935% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.744% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
3.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,077
9.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$312,600
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
74,204
1.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grand Junction, CO had a population of 156k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $68,077. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grand Junction, CO grew from 154,685 to 156,131, a 0.935% increase and its median household income grew from $62,127 to $68,077, a 9.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Junction, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.6%), White (Hispanic) (7.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Grand Junction, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Grand Junction, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Junction, CO are Colorado Mesa University (1,939 degrees awarded in 2022) and Intellitec College-Grand Junction (656 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Grand Junction, CO was $312,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Grand Junction, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Junction, CO was 2 cars per household.

Grand Junction, CO borders Glenwood Springs, CO and Montrose, CO.

Population & Diversity

Grand Junction, CO is home to a population of 156k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.9% of Grand Junction, CO residents were born outside of the country (6.1k people).

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Grand Junction, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White (Hispanic) and 9.42k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Grand Junction, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Junction, CO was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Junction, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    124k ± 455
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 1.22k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    9.42k ± 1.31k
15.1%
Hispanic Population
23.6k people

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Grand Junction, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White (Hispanic) and 9.42k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.1% of the people in Grand Junction, CO are hispanic (23.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grand Junction, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.1k people
3.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.09k people

As of 2022, 3.9% of Grand Junction, CO residents (6.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Junction, CO was 3.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,177 ± 399
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,431 ± 434
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,635 ± 327

Grand Junction, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grand Junction, CO employs 74.2k people. The largest industries in Grand Junction, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,373 people), Retail Trade (9,275 people), and Construction (7,269 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,282), Utilities ($89,886), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,323).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

74.2k
2022 Value
± 2,307
1.67%
1 Year growth
± 4.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Junction, CO grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 73k employees to 74.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Junction, CO, are Management Occupations (8,958 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Junction, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.2k
2022 Value
± 2,307
1.67%
1 Year growth
± 4.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Junction, CO grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 73k employees to 74.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Junction, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,373 people), Retail Trade (9,275 people), and Construction (7,269 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Junction, CO, though some of these residents may live in Grand Junction, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,550
Median earning men ± $2,141
$34,527
Median earning women ± $1,424

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,962), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,114), and Wholesale Trade ($63,944).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,780), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,212), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,137).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,526
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,090
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 991
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grand Junction, CO awarded 2,595 degrees. The student population of Grand Junction, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,573 male students and 5,437 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Junction, CO are White (1,681 and 65.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (615 and 24%), Unknown (66 and 2.57%), and Two or More Races (65 and 2.53%).

The largest universities in Grand Junction, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Mesa University (1,939 and 74.7%) and Intellitec College-Grand Junction (656 and 25.3%).

The most popular majors in Grand Junction, CO are General Business Administration & Management (201 and 7.75%), Registered Nursing (182 and 7.01%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (179 and 6.9%).

The median tuition cost in Grand Junction, CO for a public four year colleges is $8,261 for in-state students and $21,983 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Grand Junction, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,010 (45.7% men and 54.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,010 students enrolled in Grand Junction, CO, 45.7% men and 54.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,422 records, of which 54.2% were women and 45.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 157 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grand Junction, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Grand Junction, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,939 degrees awarded
  2. 656 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Mesa University with 1,939 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,082 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Junction, CO, which is 0.715 times less than the 1,513 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,681 degrees mean that there were 2.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 615 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,261) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,036) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,560) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Junction, CO was $312,600 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $264,100 to $312,600, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Junction, CO is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grand Junction, CO have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand Junction, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grand Junction, CO is $68,077. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Grand Junction, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$312,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,321
$45,317
Median Property Taxes
±$1,651

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Junction, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
70.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Grand Junction, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Junction, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Grand Junction, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$68,077
Median Household Income
± $2,075
63.1k
Number of Households
± 2,040

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.1k households in Grand Junction, CO grew to $68,077 from the previous year's value of $62,127.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Junction, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand Junction, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (7.6%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Grand Junction, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (7.6%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Junction, CO have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Grand Junction, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Junction, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Junction, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Junction, CO (17.4k out of 152k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Junction, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.1% of the population of Grand Junction, CO has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.95%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
2.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Junction, CO grew by 4.57% from 9.51% to 9.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Junction, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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