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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Grand Junction is a town in Colorado with a population of 61,479. Grand Junction is in Mesa County. Living in Grand Junction offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grand Junction there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Grand Junction and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Grand Junction are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Grand Junction Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    248.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    434.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,180.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    236.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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It’s a growing town. More crime. Nothing for kids to do. Town folks voted against a community center. For the size of this place I’d think it really needs one. The 3 neighbors towns have one. Montrose just built their 2nd. It’s gorgeous! I’m pretty embarrassed that GJ doesn’t have one. Shopping is great! Downtown local market is fun. Amphitheater is awesome. But still with COVID-19, kids are bored. A rec center would be nice. We have great bike trails and hiking and wineries.
I grew up I Montrose, I miss the surrounding mountains, the beautiful San Juans. Here in Grand Junction you have brown dirt surrounding you, I mean yea, it’s the Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa but come’on being surrounded by snow top mountain peaks is breathtaking. I guess you just settle into life if you live in Grand Junction. I’m here because my kids go to school at CMU. And it’s only 4 hours to Denver to watch the Broncos or Nuggets play or an 8 hours drive to Las Vegas.
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I love it here. I was born and raised in Grand Junction. There typically is not a day where you can not enjoy the out doors, and if there is weather you don't like stick around it will change! Here in Grand Junction we are surrounded by Mountains. There are a ton of places to walk, ride, roll, skate and horse back.
There is beautiful scenery all around. The Grand Mesa is the largest flat top Mountain with stunning experiences.
I really enjoy the area, it is very beautiful and you are surrounded by mountains on all sides, and the cool thing is they are all very different. The valley has so much to offer in the way of activities such as hiking, biking, and rafting. The one thing it doesn't have is a really good theme park or water park for the hot summer days!