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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  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 60,882. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    314.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    90.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    462.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,623.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    254.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Grand Junction sits in the high desert of Western Colorado. You'll experience a variety of lifestyles including outdoor enthusiasts and rodeo stardom. The demographic is full spectrum from families with small children to college students and the retired. If you're creative, there is plenty to keep busy!
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The older section if GJ is beautiful. Their main street/ downtown area is gorgeous. Small businesses line the street, tasty restaurants
.very reasonable prices. Scenery breath taking!
Grand Junction is a moderate-sized town in Western Colorado with great scenery, nice, conservative people, and lots of sunshine. I enjoyed every visit I made to this area, and so far, am enjoying the school. Grand Junction has all the amenities of a larger city with a home-town feel. There's lots of agriculture nearby, including peaches! It is homey, comfortable, and laid-back. I enjoy it here!