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.
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 (14.72%), sales jobs (13.47%), and management occupations (8.98%).
Grand Junction is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Grand Junction enrolled in college, Grand Junction has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
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 16.67 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: 29.51% of adults in Grand Junction have a college degree.
The per capita income in Grand Junction in 2010 was $25,899, 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 $103,596 for a family of four. However, Grand Junction contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 15.07% 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 German.