Grand Junction is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 60,358 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Junction is the 15th largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grand Junction is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Junction is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Junction who work in office and administrative support (14.96%), sales jobs (13.04%), and management occupations (10.44%).
One of the benefits of Grand Junction is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.78 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Grand Junction citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.94% of adults in Grand Junction have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Grand Junction in 2010 was $25,449, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,796 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 Black or African-American. 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 15.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grand Junction include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Grand Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.