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Gunnison County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2016: 16,426 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 13,956 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,770
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,130
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,301
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,616 (it was 2,348 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

34%

Land area: 3239 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gunnison County: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.6%), Retail trade (17.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gunnison County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Colorado median age:

36.7 years
Males: 8,929  (54.4%)
Females: 7,497  (45.6%)

Gunnison County,CO real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Gunnison County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,314 ($36,916 in 1999)

This county:

$53,314
Colorado:

$65,685

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $870 (lower quartile is $591, upper quartile is $1,117)
This county:

$870
State:

$1057


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $370,129 (it was $179,700 in 2000)
Gunnison:

$370,129
Colorado:

$314,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $245,724 - $531,242

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $566,218
Here:

$566,218
State:

$396,907

Townhouses or other attached units: $404,735
Here:

$404,735
State:

$316,972

In 2-unit structures: $605,659
Here:

$605,659
State:

$328,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $389,308
Here:

$389,308
State:

$274,686

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,311
Here:

$291,311
State:

$251,727

Mobile homes: $74,675
Here:

$74,675
State:

$87,176
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,535
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $405

Institutionalized population: 48

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 179 buildings, average cost: $284,000
  • 2008: 84 buildings, average cost: $274,500
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $250,600
  • 2010: 71 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $328,300
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $418,200
  • 2013: 63 buildings, average cost: $373,800
  • 2014: 58 buildings, average cost: $349,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Gunnison, CO residents
Average permit cost in Gunnison, CO
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,238 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,346 (0.3%)

Gunnison County household income distribution in 2013 Gunnison County home values distribution in 2013 Gunnison County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.9%
Gunnison County:

13.9%
Colorado:

11.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 90.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.7 years old
(Males: 34.6 years old, Females: 35.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.6 years old, Black residents: 18.7 years old, American Indian residents: 51.8 years old, Asian residents: 40.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 33.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gunnison County is $551 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $716 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $991 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gunnison, Crested Butte, Mount Crested Butte, Somerset, Sapinero, Pitkin, Marble.

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

2012 air pollution in Gunnison County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Calvert County, Maryland , Cumberland County, Illinois , Fairfax County, Virginia , Kit Carson County , Tucker County, West Virginia , Page County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 2,556
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 522 (49.4% naturalized citizens)

Gunnison County:

3.2%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 552010 or later
  • 2472000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 591980 to 1989
  • 611970 to 1979
  • 79Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.6%

Gunnison County marital status for males Gunnison County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,343
  • One, attached: 488
  • Two: 731
  • 3 or 4: 447
  • 5 to 9: 804
  • 10 to 19: 722
  • 20 to 49: 337
  • 50 or more: 242
  • Mobile homes: 653
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Gunnison County with a mortgage: 2,642 (65 second mortgage, 226 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,357

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gunnison County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1572
Evangelical Protestant1,12112
Mainline Protestant4914
Other3263
None9,229-
Gunnison County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Gunnison County:

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
Gunnison County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

30.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gunnison County:

3.7%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Gunnison County:

15.2%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Gunnison County:

Average size of farms: 890 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,133
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $39.16
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,255
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,663
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.00

Earthquake activity:

Gunnison County-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 185% 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 516.9 miles away from Gunnison County 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 574.1 miles away from the county 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 372.1 miles away from the county 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 61.1 miles away from the county 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 611.5 miles away from Gunnison County 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
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 169.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3185: April 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Colorado Wiley Ridge Fire, Incident Period: June 23, 2002 to June 28, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 23, 2002, FEMA Id: 2431, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado SEVERE STORMS, MUDSLIDES, LANDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 27, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-719: July 27, 1984, FEMA Id: 719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Colorado FLOODING, LANDSLIDES, Incident Period: July 06, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-396: July 06, 1973, FEMA Id: 396, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Gunnison County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Argentina (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • England (4%)
  • Chile (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gunnison County


  • German (18%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • American (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Gunnison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,673 (57.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,190 (12.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 174 (1.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 115 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 707 (7.1%)
  • Walked: 1,525 (15.3%)
  • Worked at home: 421 (4.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Gunnison County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 878 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)
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 12 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Gunnison County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 725 people in college/university student housing
  • 45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,330.

9.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.38%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.41% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($13,468 average AGI)
4.97% relocated from other states ($19,306 average AGI)
Gunnison County:

4.97%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  0.60% ($32,879 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.38% ($15,286)
from Boulder County, CO  0.31% ($26,824)
from Montrose County, CO  0.29% ($22,438)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.22% ($18,083)
from Eagle County, CO  0.22% ($38,917)
from Douglas County, CO  0.20% ($13,818)


10.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.96% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($18,871 average AGI)
5.62% relocated to other states ($19,399 average AGI)
Gunnison County:

5.62%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.50% ($32,357 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.41% ($48,391)
to Larimer County, CO  0.39% ($22,591)
to Boulder County, CO  0.39% ($100,500)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.38% ($21,000)
to El Paso County, CO  0.36% ($25,150)
to Montrose County, CO  0.36% ($48,450)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Gunnison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Gunnison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Gunnison County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gunnison County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Gunnison County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gunnison County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gunnison County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gunnison County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Gunnison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,273 (1,133 aged, 140 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 408 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Gunnison County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (55)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (55)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (41)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (35)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (32)
  • Unspecified dementia (28)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (27)
  • Congestive heart failure (26)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (23)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (19)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,426
  • In family households: 11,071 (1,958 male householders, 1,858 female householders)
    2,990 spouses, 3,388 children (3,193 natural, 73 adopted, 119 stepchildren), 77 grandchildren, 218 brothers or sisters, 62 parents, 148 other relatives, 364 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,456 (1,725 male householders (1,138 living alone)), 1,231 female householders (649 living alone)), 1,524 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 929

Size of family households: 1,950 2-persons, 903 3-persons, 605 4-persons, 221 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,787 1-person, 941 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 67 4-persons.

1,993 married couples with children.
795 single-parent households (199 men, 596 women).

91.5% of residents of Gunnison speak English at home.
6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,221,000 ($6,934 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,806,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,557,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,874,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,000
Federal grants: $15,689,000
Federal procurement contracts: $48,316,000 ($174,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,760,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,643,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,149,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,021,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 923
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 375
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +108
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -365
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Gunnison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.25 millions of gallons per day (48% from ground, 52% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • 852014 or later
  • 1742010 to 2013
  • 1,8842000 to 2009
  • 2,3251990 to 1999
  • 1,6401980 to 1989
  • 2,5441970 to 1979
  • 1,0431960 to 1969
  • 4671950 to 1959
  • 2261940 to 1949
  • 1,3001939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • 131 room
  • 1002 rooms
  • 2443 rooms
  • 7954 rooms
  • 8345 rooms
  • 7596 rooms
  • 5167 rooms
  • 3788 rooms
  • 3419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • 961 room
  • 3142 rooms
  • 8363 rooms
  • 8924 rooms
  • 2175 rooms
  • 2436 rooms
  • 1047 rooms
  • 398 rooms
  • 539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • 12no bedroom
  • 1701 bedroom
  • 1,0372 bedrooms
  • 1,9363 bedrooms
  • 6764 bedrooms
  • 1115+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gunnison County, Colorado
  • 93no bedroom
  • 4861 bedroom
  • 1,3972 bedrooms
  • 5943 bedrooms
  • 1554 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Gunnison County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gunnison County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gunnison County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 62no vehicle
  • 7981 vehicle
  • 1,8082 vehicles
  • 9473 vehicles
  • 2644 vehicles
  • 1115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gunnison County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gunnison County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 202no vehicle
  • 1,0131 vehicle
  • 1,0222 vehicles
  • 4833 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

81.1% of Gunnison County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Colorado.

Gunnison County:

81.1%
State average:

81.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7,122
  • Other state: 8,386
  • Northeast: 1,605
  • Midwest: 3,034
  • South: 1,921
  • West: 1,827
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gunnison County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.8%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Electricity
  • 15.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 2.8%Solar energy
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 106
Here:

8.2%
Colorado:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

2.8%
Colorado:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 158
Here:

7.7%
Colorado:

14.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Gunnison County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $2,798,000
    Police Protection: $1,944,000
    General Public Buildings: $304,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $17,329,000
    Regular Highways: $3,765,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,281,000
    General - Other: $1,834,000
    Financial Administration: $1,673,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,391,000
    Police Protection: $1,191,000
    Correctional Institutions: $767,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $665,000
    Air Transportation: $649,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $580,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    General Public Buildings: $545,000
    Libraries: $540,000
    Sewerage: $478,000
    Solid Waste Management: $454,000
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
    Water Utilities: $165,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,280,000
    General - Other: $1,189,000
    Regular Highways: $582,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Air Transportation: $47,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,560,000

Gunnison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $17,034,000
    All Other: $1,449,000
    Air Transportation: $1,112,000
    Sewerage: $659,000
    Solid Waste Management: $610,000
    Housing and Community Development: $171,000
    Regular Highways: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,304,000
    Housing and Community Development: $206,000
    All Other: $105,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $70,000
    Housing and Community Development: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $578,000
    Interest Earnings: $555,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $323,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,071,000
    All Other: $2,740,000
    Public Welfare: $2,097,000
    General Local Government Support: $225,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,972,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,173,000
    Other License: $261,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Gunnison County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,270,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,136,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,519,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $385,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,558,000

Gunnison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $179,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,483,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 49
  • Number of aged recipients: 8
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 41
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 34
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 12
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 31
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 15
Gunnison County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Gunnison County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert5971.3 years
Mary5879.1 years
John5679.5 years
William5374.3 years
George3578.1 years
Margaret3383.5 years
Donald3265.0 years
Dorothy2981.3 years
Frank2881.7 years
Charles2877.0 years
Most common last names in Gunnison County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3873.4 years
Miller2367.9 years
Johnson1972.4 years
Guerrieri1881.1 years
Hall1870.6 years
Williams1562.5 years
Davis1473.6 years
Watson1276.3 years
Martin1281.7 years
Spann1286.3 years
Businesses in Gunnison County, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1Quality1
Budget Car Rental1RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx9Starbucks1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Kroger1True Value2
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS8
McDonald's1Vans1
New Balance1Vons1
Nike3Walmart1

Gunnison County on our top lists:

  • #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"