Gunnison, Utah

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Gunnison, Utah

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High Points

Gunnison strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Gunnison Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Gunnison Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 14% Gunnison Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 14% Gunnison Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Gunnison, Utah

Comparing Gunnison to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 1
Senior Citizens 2 6
Age of the Population 2 9
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 4
Portion of People Married 10 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Affordability of Rents 3 6
Housing Recently Built 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 6
People Living Alone 2 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 6 8

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Gunnison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 274 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Sanpete
P.O. Box Zip Codes 84634
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.155
Longitude -111.817

Gunnison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 40 F
Apr Temp 31 to 65 F
Jul Temp 52 to 92 F
Oct Temp 33 to 69 F
Annual Precip 9.4 inches
Station MANTI
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 54 to 92 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches
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Gunnison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,394 100%
Male 1,589 66.4%
Female 805 33.6%
Under 18 606 25.3%
18+ 1,788 74.7%
65+ 232 9.7%
Median Age 32.1
Average Family Size 3.59
White 2,115 88.3%
African-American 44 1.8%
Asian 19 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 60 2.5%
Other 95 4%
Mixed Race 47 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 170 7.1%

Estimated Gunnison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,700
Growth 306
Growth % 12.8%

Gunnison Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 19.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
Danish 13.6%
US/American 7.8%
German 6%
Irish 5%
European 4.9%
Norwegian 4.1%
Scandinavian 4.1%
Italian 3.6%
Scottish 2.1%
Swedish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
British 1.9%
Polish 1.2%
Dutch 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Celtic 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gunnison 2,394 $37,500
Centerfield 1,048 $38,462
Fayette 204 $36,500
Manti 3,040 $37,163
Mayfield 420 $46,250
Redmond 788 $41,875
Sterling 235 $30,313

Gunnison Public Libraries

Gunnison Civic Library
Gunnison, Utah
(435) 528-3104

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Gunnison Hospitals

(435) 528-7246
Emergency Service: Yes

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Gunnison High Schools (2004)

35 E 600 S
Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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1. Ingram, Texas 83.4   23.1% 11.4% 11% 20 $33,542 6.8% 5.1% 1,740 13.3% 33.9 1.4% 0.6
2. Pottsville, Arkansas 82.1   18.4% 11.9% 10.9% 17 $37,763 6.4% 4.3% 1,271 16.7% 23.6 0.8% 1.6
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