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Grand Junction is a city in Mesa County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers.
The latitude of Grand Junction is 39.063N. The longitude is -108.55W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,593 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 44,382.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Junction demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mesa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Junction area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81501 ZIP code.
20% of Grand Junction residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Junction ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Junction was $19,692, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Grand Junction residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Grand Junction include North Seventh Street Historic Residential District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Grand Junction, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.
Libraries in Grand Junction include MCPLD-Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Public Library District ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grand Junction include Grand Junction Sentinel
TV stations in Grand Junction include KFQX, KJCT, KKCO, KREX, KRMJ.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPRN.
Mesa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Junction political report.
The average commute time for Grand Junction workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grand Junction between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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