B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
$217,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    117
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    500
  • Theft
    2,357
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,094
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Living in Gunnison is fantastic. To live here you have to really have a passion for the outdoors. There are so many activities to do all throughout the year. If you like to fish, cycle, ski/snowboard, hike, run, hunt, and so on than Gunnison is perfect. Gunnison is full of friendly residents who are extremely active. It is a town driven with tourism which is nice to meet new people and make many connections. Gunnison is beautiful in the summer and a bit cold in the winter. The bonus, Crested Butte is only 45 minutes away to go on your next skiing adventure in the winter! And, in the summer Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capital of the world!
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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.
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.