Grand Junction, CO

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Living in Grand Junction

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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.60%), management occupations (11.51%), and sales jobs (10.81%).

One thing noticeable about Grand Junction, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Grand Junction is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Grand Junction a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the benefits of Grand Junction is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.38 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.

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: 33.66% of adults in Grand Junction have a college degree.

The per capita income in Grand Junction in 2010 was $28,909, 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 $115,636 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 16.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grand Junction include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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