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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
    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 suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grand Junction there are a lot of 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
$210,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Grand Junction Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    422
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    114
    41
  • Robbery
    40
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571
    500
  • Theft
    3,727
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    271
    284
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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 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!
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I moved to Grand Junction in December of 2016 and I have absolutely loved it. There is a great college (Colorado Mesa University) in the town and all the stores or anywhere you need to go is within 15 minutes from your home. What I absolutely love the most are the adventures. It has been less than a year since I have moved to Grand Junction and I have explored Canyonlands, Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument, Unaweep, Black Canyon, Ouray, Telluride, Aspen and many more beautiful places. I also have went camping for the first time, rock climbed and climbed my first mountain! The adventures near Grand Junction are endless. Grand Junction is simply beautiful and the center of all adventures.
It's great if you love to adventure! It is very much like a city, without all of the traffic. It is a college town so there are many students wandering the streets at all hours. The commute to any grocery store or shopping center is about ten minutes, much less than the 45 I used to drive. The summers are very hot while the winters are mild and lack snow. However, there is still a ski area not too far from campus if you wish to be in the mountains.