Grand Junction, CO
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Grand Junction is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 63,374 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Junction is the 15th largest community in Colorado.

Grand Junction is a blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Grand Junction is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Junction who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Grand Junction, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Grand Junction provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Grand Junction spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Grand Junction is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.88% of adults in Grand Junction have a college degree.

The per capita income in Grand Junction in 2010 was $27,475, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,900 for a family of four. However, Grand Junction contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Grand Junction is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grand Junction home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Junction residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Grand Junction also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grand Junction include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Grand Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.