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Gunnison County, CO&

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1.52% growth
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Median Household Income
5.56% growth
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0.83% growth
Median Property Value
2.35% decline


The economy of Gunnison County, CO employs 9,091 people. The economy of Gunnison County, CO is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Accommodation & Food Service; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.52; 2.2; and 1.98 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gunnison County, CO are Accommodation & Food Service (1,502), Retail trade (1,137), and Construction (1,126), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,724), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,905), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($41,204).

Median household income in Gunnison County, CO is $50,746. Males in Gunnison County, CO have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,411. The income inequality of Gunnison County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gunnison County, CO. In Gunnison County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,926. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Gunnison County, CO is home to a population of 15,889 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gunnison County, CO is composed of 13,960 White residents (87.9%), 1,413 Hispanic residents (8.89%), 252 Two+ residents (1.59%), 101 Asian residents (0.64%), and 85 Native residents (0.53%). The most common foreign languages in Gunnison County, CO are Spanish (992 speakers), German (124 speakers), and Tagalog (40 speakers), but compared to other places, Gunnison County, CO has a relative high number of German (124 speakers), Hebrew (20 speakers), and Russian (35 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gunnison County, CO awarded 501 degrees. The student population of Gunnison County, CO is skewed away from females, with 295 male students and 206 female students. Most students in Gunnison County, CO are White (384 and 76.6%), followed by Unknown (50 and 10%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 5.79%), and Two or more races (10 and 2%). The largest universities in Gunnison County, CO by number of graduates are Western State Colorado University (501 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gunnison County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (93 and 18.6%), General Psychology (46 and 9.2%), and General Biological Sciences (45 and 8.98%). The median tuition costs in Gunnison County, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,312 and $17,616 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gunnison County, CO is $311,700, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $319,200 to $311,700, a 2.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Gunnison County, CO is 58.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Gunnison County, CO have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gunnison County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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