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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.


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Median household income
Local
$33,152
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grand Junction demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Ute
Once part of the Northern Ute Indian reservation
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 233. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.3 per 1,000 people.
Rated No. 3 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Country Jam USA Music Festival - June 21-24, 2007
  • Downtown Art & Jazz Festival - May 11-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grand Junction web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Colorado National Monument, Glenwood Canyon, Rifle Gap Falls, Hanging Lake
Grand Junction attractions: Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Western Colorado, Cross Orchards Historic Site, Rimrocker Western Museum, Dinosaur Valley Museum, Western Colorado Center for the Arts
Colleges and universities: Mesa State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 78

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

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Median rent in Grand Junction, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.


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Libraries in Grand Junction include MCPLD-Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Public Library District ... View libraries

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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.

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Mesa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Junction political report.

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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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