B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$818
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%

Gunnison 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
    250
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    117
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    401
    525
  • Theft
    2,487
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,871
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Gunnison Reviews

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Gunnison is a lovely small town in Colorado that has a great balance of many things. Nestled in a valley at the base of the Rockies, Gunnison offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities year round which it makes it a hot spot for adventure seekers and the casual outdoorsmen alike. With it being the home Western State University it cultivates a community of learners and educators. There is always a friendly face nearby to help.
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It's small town/community, everyone knows each other and cares for one an other. Beautiful place to live with the surrounding mountains, great place to partake in outdoor activities year round.
Gunnison is a fantastic small town living experience. A great place to raise a family. The winters are rough, but if you can survive them you are basically living in paradise :)