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Overview

Introduction to Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado, in Mesa county, is 183 miles SE of Provo, Utah and 196 miles W of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of 41,986.

Grand Junction History

The Ute Native American tribe were the originial inhabitants of this area. European farmers first settled in this region in the 1880s. The city is located at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. The Colorado River was originally known as ‘Grand,’ until it was changed in 1921.

Grand Junction and nearby Attractions

  • Cross Orchards Historic Site
  • Dinosaur Valley Museum
  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts
  • Hanging Lake
  • Rifle Gap Falls
  • Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Grand Junction

One can visit a number of museums while in the city of Grand Junction. The Dinosaur Journey Museum, the Museum of Western Colorado, the Western Colorado Center for the Arts and Rimrocker Western Museum have some interesting and educational exhibits. The city itself has quite a few notable attractions like the Bookcliff Country Club, the Teller Arms Center, the Eastgate Center and the Grand Speedway. In addition, the city hosts the Country Jam USA Music Festival and the Downtown Art & Jazz Festival every year.

Grand Junction Transportation

Walker Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Grand Junction Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at any of the local institutes like Mesa State College, Intellitec College-Grand Junction or the Academy of Beauty Culture.

People

Total Population 59,731
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 26,984
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,832
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,241
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,347

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,150
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $208,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 12.8%

Grand Junction Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 183 miles SE of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 196 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Mesa
Metro Area Grand Junction
Standard Zip Codes 81501, 81503, 81504, 81505, 81506
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81502
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.063
Longitude -108.561

Grand Junction Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRAND JUNCTION WALKER AP
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 8.9 inches
Station GRAND JUNCTION 6 ESE
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 92 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 9 inches
Station PALISADE
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 94 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Grand Junction, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Appleton (81505)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fruita 12,702 $64,157
Palisade 2,635 $52,167

Grand Junction Public Libraries

Library
Mesa County Public Library District
530 GRAND AVE
Grand Junction, Colorado
(970) 243-4783
Library Web Site

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Grand Junction Hospitals

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2021 N 12TH ST
(970) 256-6201
Emergency Service: Yes

ST MARYS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2635 N 7TH STREET
(970) 244-2273
Emergency Service: Yes

Grand Junction VA Medical Center
(VA)
2121 North Avenue
(970) 242-0731 Toll Free:(866) 206-6415
Emergency Service:

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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
3130 E1/2 ROAD
970-254-6200
Serves 1,641 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

GRAND JUNCTION HIGH SCHOOL
1400 N 5TH ST
970-254-6900
Serves 1,624 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

R-5 HIGH SCHOOL
310 N 7TH ST
970-242-4350
A Non-traditional School
Serves 303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

DEEP RIVER SCHOOL
2813 PATTERSON ROAD
970-255-8565
A Non-traditional School
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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