Gunnison County, CO

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2022 Population
17,018
0.991% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
0.831% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
16.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,538
20.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$530,300
21.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,414
3.86% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gunnison County, CO had a population of 17k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $76,538. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gunnison County, CO grew from 16,851 to 17,018, a 0.991% increase and its median household income grew from $63,341 to $76,538, a 20.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gunnison County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), White (Hispanic) (5.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.03%).

None of the households in Gunnison County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Gunnison County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gunnison County, CO are Western Colorado University (128391) (607 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Gunnison County, CO was $530,300, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in Gunnison County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gunnison County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gunnison County, CO is home to a population of 17k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.6% of Gunnison County, CO residents were born outside of the country (612 people).

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.5k people) in Gunnison County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 921 White (Hispanic) and 531 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Gunnison County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gunnison County, CO was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gunnison County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 109
  2. White (Hispanic)
    921 ± 240
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    531 ± 119
9.96%
Hispanic Population
1.7k people

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.5k people) in Gunnison County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 921 White (Hispanic) and 531 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.96% of the people in Gunnison County, CO are hispanic (1.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gunnison County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
612 people
3.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
633 people

As of 2022, 3.6% of Gunnison County, CO residents (612 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gunnison County, CO was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    331 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    133 ± 83
  3. Korea
    46 ± 49

Gunnison County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gunnison County, CO employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Gunnison County, CO are Accommodation & Food Services (1,291 people), Educational Services (1,160 people), and Retail Trade (1,118 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($140,789), Wholesale Trade ($102,569), and Utilities ($69,663).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.4k
2022 Value
± 819
3.86%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gunnison County, CO grew at a rate of 3.86%, from 10k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gunnison County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,732 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,008 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (986 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gunnison County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.4k
2022 Value
± 819
3.86%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gunnison County, CO grew at a rate of 3.86%, from 10k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gunnison County, CO, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,291 people), Educational Services (1,160 people), and Retail Trade (1,118 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gunnison County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Gunnison County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,575
Median earning men ± $12,839
$34,394
Median earning women ± $4,582

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($151,047), Information ($81,719), and Manufacturing ($74,792).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,375), Construction ($54,554), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,143).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 273
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 265
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 227
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gunnison County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.88%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gunnison County, CO awarded 607 degrees. The student population of Gunnison County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,735 male students and 1,813 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gunnison County, CO are White (465 and 77.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (54 and 8.96%), Unknown (47 and 7.79%), and Two or More Races (21 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Gunnison County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Western Colorado University (128391) (607 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gunnison County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (109 and 18%), General Education (53 and 8.73%), and General Biological Sciences (47 and 7.74%).

The median tuition cost in Gunnison County, CO for a public four year colleges is $6,936 for in-state students and $18,960 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Gunnison County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,548 (48.9% men and 51.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,548 students enrolled in Gunnison County, CO, 48.9% men and 51.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,107 records, of which 51.2% were women and 48.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gunnison County, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 80 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
607 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Colorado University (128391) with 607 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 289 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gunnison County, CO, which is 0.909 times less than the 318 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 465 degrees mean that there were 8.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,936) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,877) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gunnison County, CO was $530,300 in 2022, which is 1.88 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $435,800 to $530,300, a 21.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Gunnison County, CO is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gunnison County, CO have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gunnison County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 19.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gunnison County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.21%.

Property

$530,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$59,814
$4,898
Median Property Taxes
±$541

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gunnison County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Gunnison County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2022
72.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.1% of the housing units in Gunnison County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9639
  2. Census Tract 9638

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gunnison County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$76,538
Median Household Income
± $9,424
7.76k
Number of Households
± 737

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.76k households in Gunnison County, CO grew to $76,538 from the previous year's value of $63,341.

The following chart displays the households in Gunnison County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gunnison County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53%)
  2. Carpooled (13.9%)
  3. Walked (11.9%)

In 2022, 53% of workers in Gunnison County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.9%) and those who walked to work (11.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gunnison County, CO have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Gunnison County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gunnison County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gunnison County, CO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gunnison County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gunnison County, CO (1.75k out of 16.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gunnison County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.8% of the children was living in poverty in Gunnison County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 179 in Gunnison County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 67.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Gunnison County, CO has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 9.33% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gunnison County, CO see 1091 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.13% decrease from the previous year (1150 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1955 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.1% were men and 46.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,091 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gunnison County, CO

Primary care physicians in Gunnison County, CO see an average of 1,091 patients per year. This represents a 5.13% decrease from the previous year (1,150 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gunnison County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.7% under 18 years, 30.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.1% were men and 46.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.17%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
9.33%
Medicare
18.1%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gunnison County, CO declined by 24.6% from 9.51% to 7.17%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Gunnison County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 23.6% in Gunnison County, CO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.91% in Gunnison County, CO.

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