Grand Junction is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 63,597 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Junction is the 15th largest community in Colorado.
Unlike some cities, Grand Junction isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grand Junction are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Junction is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Junction who work in management occupations (11.70%), office and administrative support (10.77%), and sales jobs (10.00%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.22 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Grand Junction citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.70% of adults in Grand Junction have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Junction in 2018 was $30,452, 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 $121,808 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 16.96% 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.