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 62,475 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Junction is the 15th largest community in Colorado.

When you are in Grand Junction, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 0.00% of Grand Junction’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).

In addition, Grand Junction is a college town. There are a lot of students in Grand Junction attending college, and as a result Grand Junction provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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 16.82 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Grand Junction citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.88% of adults in Grand Junction have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Grand Junction in 2010 was $27,475, 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 $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.