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Gunnison is a city in Gunnison County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John W. Gunnison, killed by Indians as he was surveying a railroad route.

The latitude of Gunnison is 38.545N. The longitude is -106.924W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,703 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,313.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,768
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gunnison demographic reports
Gunnison is on the Gunnison River.
Established after the discovery of silver near here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1956 movie, "The Searchers"
Local festivals include:
  • River Festival - May 26, 2007
  • Cattlemen's Days - July 4-11, 2008
Dates often change. Check Gunnison web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gunnison National Forest, Black Canyon National Park, West Elk Wilderness Area, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: Gunnison Pioneer Museum, Hinsdale County Museum
Colleges and universities: Western State College of Colorado
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gunnison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gunnison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81230 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Gunnison residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gunnison ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gunnison was $15,196, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of Gunnison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gunnison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $862.


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Libraries in Gunnison include Gunnison County Public Library ... View libraries

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Gunnison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gunnison political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Gunnison workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Gunnison include Alpine Inn of Gunnison, Best Western Tomichi Village Inn, Comfort Inn Gunnison, Gunnison Days Inn, Quality Inn Gunnison, Rodeway Inn Gunnison, Super 8 Gunnison Crested Butte.

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