Gunnison, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 6,530 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.7%
 
Males: 3,632  (55.6%)
Females: 2,898  (44.4%)
Median resident age:

25.6 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81230, 81231.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,731 (it was $25,768 in 2000)
Gunnison:

$37,731
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,966 (it was $15,196 in 2000)

Gunnison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $295,072 (it was $135,400 in 2000)
Gunnison:

$295,072
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $549,342; detached houses: $606,923; townhouses or other attached units: $439,773; in 2-unit structures: $697,120; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $390,540; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $354,456; mobile homes: $69,338

Median gross rent in 2017: $871.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gunnison: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.0%
(31.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Gunnison, CO (2017)
    • 5,01578.8%White alone
    • 1,21019.0%Hispanic
    • 460.7%Black alone
    • 280.4%Two or more races
    • 200.3%American Indian alone
    • 120.2%Asian alone

Races in Gunnison detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Gunnison, Colorado as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gunnison is 899 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Gunnison by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(148.3)
5
(92.6)
3
(56.6)
1
(18.5)
2
(36.6)
2
(36.7)
5
(83.9)
5
(83.8)
3
(51.0)
7
(119.4)
7
(116.9)
2
(32.7)
6
(94.8)
7
(105.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(113.3)
3
(55.5)
2
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
3
(50.1)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(445.0)
12
(222.3)
12
(226.6)
21
(388.4)
22
(402.3)
22
(403.6)
21
(352.6)
22
(368.7)
13
(220.9)
16
(272.8)
15
(250.4)
16
(261.9)
10
(158.1)
13
(196.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(667.5)
40
(741.0)
95
(1,794)
46
(850.7)
39
(713.2)
53
(972.3)
37
(621.2)
16
(268.1)
24
(407.9)
7
(119.4)
24
(400.7)
20
(327.3)
15
(237.1)
14
(211.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
282
(5,229)
262
(4,854)
285
(5,381)
276
(5,104)
384
(7,023)
307
(5,632)
240
(4,030)
214
(3,586)
156
(2,651)
135
(2,302)
149
(2,487)
144
(2,357)
106
(1,676)
108
(1,630)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(222.5)
15
(277.9)
14
(264.4)
8
(148.0)
11
(201.2)
6
(110.1)
10
(167.9)
4
(67.0)
9
(153.0)
6
(102.3)
9
(150.3)
1
(16.4)
10
(158.1)
9
(135.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(74.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.0)
1
(18.3)
3
(55.0)
3
(50.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.0)
2
(34.1)
3
(50.1)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(45.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)481.4386.8486.6384.7467.6412.2360.8313.4265.8297.9298.2202.0203.8219.1

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City-data.com crime index in Gunnison, CO

Crime rate in Gunnison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (21.8%), Irish (10.1%), English (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), Italian (3.8%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 3/1/1880

Elevation: 7703 feet

Land area: 3.21 square miles.

Population density: 2,034 people per square mile   (low).

Gunnison, Colorado map

295 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

4.6%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,168 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $744 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (117.6 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (450.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Cochetopa, CO (4.6 miles),
Crested Butte, CO (4.7 miles ),
Pitkin, CO (4.8 miles),
Sapinero, CO (4.9 miles ),
Mount Crested Butte, CO (5.0 miles ),
Cathedral, CO (5.6 miles),
Garfield, CO (5.9 miles),
Somerset, CO (6.1 miles )

Latitude: 38.55 N, Longitude: 106.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,184 (+18.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,956 (79.7%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Gunnison, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gunnison, CO in 2017
Gunnison satellite photo by USGS

Gunnison tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Gunnison, CO
Historical housing units in Gunnison, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +773 (+16.7%).
Most common industries in Gunnison, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.0%)
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.4%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.9%)
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Gunnison, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Gunnison, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Gunnison-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 522.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 579.4 miles away from Gunnison center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 378.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 613.5 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gunnison County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gunnison topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gunnison:

  • GUNNISON VALLEY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 711 N TAYLOR STREET)
  • GUNNISON VALLEY HEALTH HOME MEDICAL SERVICES (1500 W TOMICHI AVE)
  • GUNNISON VALLEY HEALTH SENIOR CARE CENTER (1500 W TOMICHI AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Gunnison:

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College/University in Gunnison:

  • Western State Colorado University (Full-time enrollment: 2,023; Location: 600 N Adams; Public; Website: www.western.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gunnison:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 73 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Adams State University (about 94 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 95 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 102 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 115 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • Colorado College (about 116 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 116 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)

Public high school in Gunnison:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gunnison:

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Library in Gunnison:

  • GUNNISON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $735,519; Location: 307 N WISCONSIN; 34,448 books; 2,664 audio materials; 1,824 video materials; 1 other licensed databases; 338 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The City of Gunnison web site has changed. The correct web site is www.cityofgunnison-co.gov

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gunnison: Legion Park Golf Course (A), Gunnison County Fairgrounds (B), Gunnison Valley Hospital Emergency Medical Services (C), Webster Hall - Young at Heart Senior Citizen Center (D), Dinosaur Reconstruction Lab (E), Gunnison Fire Department (F), Paul W Wright Gymnasium (G), Leslie J Savage Library (H), Aspinall-Wilson Conference Center (I), Jorgensen Recreation Complex (J), Gunnison - Crested Butte Regional Airport Fire Department (K), Gunnison Municipal Building (L), Gunnison County Court House (M), Leslie J Savage Library (N), Crawford Hall (O), Ute Hall (P), Robidoux Hall (Q), Mears Hall (R), Moffal Hall (S), Presidents House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Meadows Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gunnison include: Church of Christ (A), The Community Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Church of the Good Samaritan (D), Saint Peters Catholic Church (E), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gunnison include: American Legion Memorial Park (1), Court House Square (2), Mountaineer Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pioneer Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 803 East Tomichi Avenue), United States Government - Interior Dept- National Park Service- Curecanti National Recreation (Recreation Areas; 216 North Colorado Street).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Gunnison (911 North Main Street), Comfort Inn (911 North Main Street), Island Acres Motel (38339 US Highway 50), Econo Lodge (37760 US Highway 50), Days Inn (701 West US Highway 50), ABC Motel Inc (212 East Tomichi Avenue), Columbine Victorian Hotel (136 West Tomichi Avenue), Best Western Tomichi Village I (41883 East Tomichi Highway 50), Ramada Limited (1011 Rio Grande Avenue).

Court: Colorado State Government - Courts- Hinsdale County Combined Court- Proba (300 Henson).

Birthplace of: Aaron Simpson (fighter) - Sport wrestler and martial artist, Donna Anderson - Actor, Patricia Elliott - Musical theatre actor.

Gunnison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gunnison and their reported violations in the past:

ST DAVID RV RESORT (Address: 103 W TOMICHI AVE , Serves AZ, Population served: 466, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
ANTELOPE HILLS ASSOC (Population served: 265, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-28-2010 to JUN-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2014)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-31-2008 to APR-07-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY MEADOWS MOBILE ESTATES (Population served: 113, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2008)
WAUNITA HOT SPRINGS RANCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CAMP GUNNISON INC (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2008)
  • 33 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gunnison that have no violations reported:

  • GUNNISON CITY OF (Population served: 7,620, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GUNNISON COUNTY WSD (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

42.8%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Gunnison in 2010:

  • 712 people in college/university student housing
  • 45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Gunnison in 2000:

  • 826 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Banks with branches in Gunnison (2011 data):

  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Gunnison Branch at 1100 North Main Street, branch established on 1995/11/15. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Bank of the West: Gunnison Branch at 201 North Main Street, branch established on 1882/05/02. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • The Gunnison Bank and Trust Company: The Gunnison Bank And Trust Company at 232 West Tomichi Avenue, branch established on 1910/12/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $70.3 mil, Deposits: $62.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Lindoe, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gunnison Branch at 909 North Main Street, branch established on 1998/06/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Gunnison Savings and Loan Association: Gunnison Savings And Loan Associatio at 303 North Main St, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $106.5 mil, Deposits: $94.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Gunnison:

Marital status in Gunnison, CO
  • Never married: 55.3%
  • Now married: 28.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Gunnison:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gunnison
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Neighborhoods in Gunnison:

(Gunnison, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Gunnison, CO (based on Gunnison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,12112
Mainline Protestant4914
Other3263
None9,229-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

15.2%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.4%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.8%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Gunnison:

27.4
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gunnison:

19.8%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gunnison:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.5%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Gunnison:

80.5%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gunnison, CO Residents

Gunnison government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,371,000 ($209.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $414,000 ($63.40)
    Sewerage: $200,000 ($30.63)
    Electric Utilities: $134,000 ($20.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($4.44)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($3.83)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.77)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,008,000 ($766.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,078,000 ($318.22)
    Police Protection: $1,773,000 ($271.52)
    Sewerage: $987,000 ($151.15)
    Regular Highways: $718,000 ($109.95)
    General - Other: $631,000 ($96.63)
    Water Utilities: $586,000 ($89.74)
    Central Staff Services: $451,000 ($69.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $285,000 ($43.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $274,000 ($41.96)
    Financial Administration: $213,000 ($32.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $112,000 ($17.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $81,000 ($12.40)
    Natural Resources - Other: $26,000 ($3.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($2.45)
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($0.61)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.31)
    Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $308,000 ($47.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($15.77)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($3.83)
    Other - Health - Other: $14,000 ($2.14)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $13,000 ($1.99)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($1.68)
    Other - Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.53)
    Other - Other Higher Education: $9,000 ($1.38)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.31)
    Other - Libraries: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $469,000 ($71.82)
    Police Protection: $89,000 ($13.63)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($10.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $41,000 ($6.28)
    Electric Utilities: $30,000 ($4.59)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($3.52)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($2.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($1.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,739,000 ($725.73)

Gunnison government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,054,000 ($161.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $560,000 ($85.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $551,000 ($84.38)
    Other: $165,000 ($25.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000 ($3.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $560,000 ($85.76)
    Public Welfare: $34,000 ($5.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000 ($2.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $171,000 ($26.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $74,000 ($11.33)
    Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($8.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $39,000 ($5.97)
    Rents: $32,000 ($4.90)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($1.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,590,000 ($702.91)
    Water Utilities: $560,000 ($85.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $287,000 ($43.95)
    Highways: $186,000 ($28.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($4.44)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,396,000 ($826.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $442,000 ($67.69)
    Property: $330,000 ($50.54)
    Other: $144,000 ($22.05)
    Other License: $28,000 ($4.29)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $18,000 ($2.76)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($2.30)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($0.92)

Gunnison government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,654,000 ($1172.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,300,000 ($1117.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $354,000 ($54.21)

Gunnison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,630,000 ($1781.01)

10.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  0.51% ($63,758 average AGI)
from Boulder County, CO  0.43% ($98,893)
from El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($46,667)


9.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  0.58% ($70,459 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.42% ($44,519)
to El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($24,917)
Businesses in Gunnison, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1Quality1
Budget Car Rental1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx4Starbucks1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Kroger1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS5
McDonald's1Vons1
New Balance1Walmart1
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gunnison:

  • KPKE (1490 AM; 1 kW; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gunnison:

  • KEJJ (98.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • KVLE-FM (102.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K206BE (89.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K210BS (89.9 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN EDUCATIONAL RADIO, INC)
  • KWSB-FM (91.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: WESTERN STATE COLLEGE OF COLORADO)
  • KGUS-LP (99.1 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: COLORADO, STATE OF, TELECOM SERVS)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K208DQ (89.5 FM; ALMONT, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K220AH (91.9 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K267AB (101.3 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K244AB (96.7 FM; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DISTRICT)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Gunnison:

  • K02LY (Channel 2; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K07BE (Channel 7; GUNNISON, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K09TH (Channel 9; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K11AT (Channel 11; GUNNISON, ETC., CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K04DH (Channel 4; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K06HN (Channel 6; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
  • K13AV (Channel 13; GUNNISON, CO; Owner: GUNNISON COUNTY METRO. REC. DIST.)
Gunnison fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Gunnison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.2mTotal length
  • $6,779,000Total costs
  • 24,928Total average daily traffic
  • 1,639Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,407Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gunnison, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 41950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gunnison, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gunnison)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gunnison, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gunnison)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gunnison)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of fires - 46 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Gunnison, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.6%), and Outside Fires (42.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gunnison, CO
    • 14642.6%Structure Fires
    • 14542.3%Outside Fires
    • 4814.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gunnison, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gunnison, Colorado:

  • Quality Inn, 400 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 , Phone: (970) 641-1237, Fax: (970) 641-1332
  • Econo Lodge, 411 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 , Phone: (970) 641-3068, Fax: (970) 641-3280
  • Roadway Inn, 37760 Hwy 50 W, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 , Phone: (970) 641-1000
  • Holiday Inn Express, Gunnison, 910 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 , Phone: (970) 641-1288, Fax: (970) 641-6195
  • Days Inn & Suites, 701 West Hwy 50, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 , Phone: (970) 985-1110
  • Abc Motel, 212 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, Colorado 81230 , Phone: (970) 641-2400, Fax: (970) 641-6342
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gunnison, Colorado
Most common first names in Gunnison, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert5871.3 years
Mary5378.5 years
William5274.3 years
John5279.4 years
George3478.5 years
Donald3265.0 years
Margaret3283.3 years
Dorothy2881.3 years
Frank2682.2 years
Charles2575.8 years
Most common last names in Gunnison, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3873.4 years
Miller2268.0 years
Hall1870.6 years
Guerrieri1881.1 years
Johnson1871.3 years
Williams1562.5 years
Davis1473.6 years
Martin1281.7 years
Wilson1278.2 years
Carr1279.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gunnison, CO
  • 66.9%Utility gas
  • 17.5%Electricity
  • 10.6%Wood
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gunnison, CO
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 39.1%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood


Gunnison compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Gunnison on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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