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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

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
    350
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    109
    41
  • Robbery
    58
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    597
    500
  • Theft
    4,185
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,016
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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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.
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Grand Junction is a hidden gem. I moved here from a busy city in Southern California called Newport Beach, and although it was breath taking there, life was flying bye right before my eyes. Here in Grand Junction I wake up and I watch the most beautiful sunrises; I go to work where everyone takes the time to say hello, goodbye and even give a hug now and then; I'm surrounded by postcard views on my daily drives; my home is nestled on the most beautiful hill at the base of the breathtaking National Monument, overlooking a prairie filled with deer, bunnies and beautiful greenery; and my days are completed by the most amazing sunsets that can take anyone's breath away. Grand Junction is filled with beautiful and challenging hikes, amazing mountain bike trails and the infamous Colorado River. It is a home town feel with adventurous opportunities!
Grand Junction, CO is a nice area on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. I have been here the majority of my life and do enjoy the small town feel. As I get older, I appreciate more around the area from hiking, fishing, wine tasting in Palisade, biking, and plenty of outdoor activities with the amazing weather throughout the year! The grand valley is surrounded by the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliffs, and the Grand Mesa (being one of the largest flat top mountains of the Rockies!) Grand Junction is conveniently located just a few hours from the capital of Denver and plenty of activities along the way with a beautiful scenic drive on Interstate 70, especially through Glenwood Canyon and the White River National Forest. I would recommend this town for residency or visiting.