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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.

Grand Junction History

The Ute Native American tribe were the original 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,630
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+26,863
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,140
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,551

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,858
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$867
Median House Value$204,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.7%
German23.6%
English12.4%
Irish11.2%
Italian5.1%
French Except Basque4%
Scottish3.6%
Dutch2.7%
Norwegian2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Polish1.9%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.9%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Grand Junction Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mesa County
Standard Zip Codes81501, 81503, 81505, 81506, 81507, 81504
P.O. Box Zip Codes81502
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.08
Approximate Longitude-108.55

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)

StationGRAND JUNCTION WALKER AP
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 92 F
Oct Temp39 to 67 F
Annual Precip8.9 inches
StationGRAND JUNCTION 6 ESE
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 92 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip9 inches
StationPALISADE
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 94 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fruita12,790$63,757
Palisade2,630$51,050

Grand Junction Public Libraries

Mesa County Public Library District
443 NORTH 6TH STREET
Grand Junction, Colorado
(970) 243-4442

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Grand Junction Hospitals

St Marys Hospital And Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2635 N 7th Street
(970) 244-2273
West Springs Hospital
515 28 3/4 Road
(970) 263-4918
Bloomin Babies Birth Center Llc
2241 7th Street
(970) 549-1711
Va Medical Center - Grand Junction
(Government - Federal)
2121 North Ave
Community Hospital
2021 N 12th St
(970) 256-6201

Grand Junction Public Schools

Chipeta Elementary School
950 Chipeta Avenue
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Dual Immersion Academy School
552 A West Main Street
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
East Middle School
830 Gunnison Ave
ZIP: 81501
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
Grand Junction High School
1400 N 5th St
ZIP: 81501
High
Total Enrollment 1741
Grand Mesa Youth Services Center
360 28 Road
ZIP: 81501
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Independence Academy
600 North 14th Street
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Lincoln Park Preschool
519 18th Street
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 20
Nisley Elementary School
543 28-3/4 Road
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Orchard Avenue Elementary School
1800 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
R-5 High School
310 N 7th St
ZIP: 81501
Other
Total Enrollment 221
Tope Elementary School
2220 N 7th St
ZIP: 81501
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Broadway Elementary School
2248 Broadway
ZIP: 81503
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Dos Rios Elementary School
265 Linden Ave
ZIP: 81503
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School
2888 B1/2 Road
ZIP: 81503
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Mesa View Elementary School
2967 B Road
ZIP: 81503
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
New Emerson School At Columbus
2660 Unaweep Ave
ZIP: 81503
Primary
Total Enrollment 141
Orchard Mesa Middle School
2736 C Road
ZIP: 81503
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
Bookcliff Middle School
2935 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 81504
Middle
Total Enrollment 550
Career Center Preschool
2935 North Avenue
ZIP: 81504
Primary
Total Enrollment 21
Central High School
3130 E1/2 Road
ZIP: 81504
High
Total Enrollment 1473
Chatfield Elementary School
3188 D1/2 Road
ZIP: 81504
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Fruitvale Elementary School
585 30 Road
ZIP: 81504
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Grand Mesa Middle School
585 31-1/2 Road
ZIP: 81504
Middle
Total Enrollment 581
Pear Park Elementary School
432 30 1/4 Road
ZIP: 81504
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Thunder Mountain Elementary School
3063 F1/2 Road
ZIP: 81504
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Appleton Elementary School
2358 H Road
ZIP: 81505
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Caprock Academy
640 24 1/2 Road
ZIP: 81505
Other
Total Enrollment 691
Juniper Ridge Community School
640 24-1/2 Road
ZIP: 81505
Primary
Total Enrollment 204
Mesa Valley Community School
2837 Patterson Road
ZIP: 81505
Other
Total Enrollment 369
Pomona Elementary School
588 25-1/2 Road
ZIP: 81505
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
West Middle School
123 W Orchard Ave
ZIP: 81505
Middle
Total Enrollment 404
Grande River Virtual Academy Elementary
2248 Broadway
ZIP: 81507
Primary
Total Enrollment 39
Grande River Virtual Academy Secondary
2248 Broadway
ZIP: 81507
Other
Total Enrollment 195
Redlands Middle School
2200 Broadway
ZIP: 81507
Middle
Total Enrollment 572
Scenic Elementary School
451 West Scenic Dr
ZIP: 81507
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Wingate Elementary School
351 South Camp Road
ZIP: 81507
Primary
Total Enrollment 461

Grand Junction Private Schools

Intermountain Adventist Academy
1704 N 8th St
ZIP: 81501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Landmark Baptist School
1600 Ute Ave
ZIP: 81501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Lutheran Church & School Of Messiah
840 N 11th St
ZIP: 81501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
Life Academy
636 29 Rd
ZIP: 81504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Pear Park Baptist School
3102 E Rd
ZIP: 81504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Bookcliff Christian School
2702 Patterson Rd
ZIP: 81506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Holy Family Catholic School
786 26 1/2 Rd
ZIP: 81506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 325
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