Gunnison, CO

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Population

6,250

2.69% growth

Median Age

25.8


Median Household Income

$41,510

15% growth

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

3,888

11.5% growth

Median Property Value

$199,400

8.2% decline

About

In 2017, Gunnison, CO had a population of 6.25k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $41,510. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gunnison, CO grew from 6,086 to 6,250, a 2.69% increase and its median household income grew from $36,094 to $41,510, a 15% increase.

The population of Gunnison, CO is 80.4% White Alone, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.12% Two or More Races. 10.8% of the people in Gunnison, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gunnison, CO are Western State Colorado University (490 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Gunnison, CO is $199,400, and the homeownership rate is 38%. Most people in Gunnison, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gunnison, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gunnison, CO employs 3.89k people. The largest industries in Gunnison, CO are Retail Trade (832 people), Accommodation & Food Services (590 people), and Construction (511 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,907), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($45,497), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,861).

Median household income in Gunnison, CO is $41,510. Males in Gunnison, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Gunnison, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,510

2017 value

± $12,051

15%

1 Year Growth

± 32.6%

Households in Gunnison, CO have a median annual income of $41,510, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,094 in 2016, which represents a 15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Gunnison, CO made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Gunnison, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Gunnison, CO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Gunnison, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gunnison, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9636

  2. Census Tract 9637

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gunnison, CO was Census Tract 9636 with a value of $58,979, followed by Census Tract 9637 and N/A, with respective values of $35,766 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gunnison, CO (1.41k out of 5.49k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,369 ± 306

  2. Hispanic

    251 ± 143

  3. Two Or More

    41 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gunnison, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.89k

2017 Value

± 544

11.5%

1 Year growth

± 17.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gunnison, CO grew at a rate of 11.5%, from 3.49k employees to 3.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gunnison, CO, are Sales & Related Occupations (696 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (454 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gunnison, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gunnison, CO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (696 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (454 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gunnison, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.03 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gunnison, CO, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($45,780), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($43,438), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($38,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.89k

2017 Value

± 544

11.5%

1 Year growth

± 17.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gunnison, CO grew at a rate of 11.5%, from 3.49k employees to 3.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gunnison, CO, are Retail Trade (832 people), Accommodation & Food Services (590 people), and Construction (511 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gunnison, CO, though some of these residents may live in Gunnison, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gunnison, CO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (832 people), Accommodation & Food Services (590 people), and Construction (511 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gunnison, CO has an unusually high number of Construction (2.1 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.03 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gunnison, CO, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,907), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($45,497), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,861).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $22.9B and Electronics and $15.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86% of the population of Gunnison, CO has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 4.67% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 0.467% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gunnison, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Gunnison, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

4.67%

Medicare

15.9%

Non-Group

0.467%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gunnison, CO declined by 1.46% from 14.2% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gunnison, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Gunnison, CO is home to a population of 6.25k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.73% of Gunnison, CO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gunnison, CO is composed of 5.03k White Alone residents (80.4%), 1.12k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.9%), 70 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 21 Black or African American Alone residents (0.336%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.272%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gunnison, CO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (512 speakers), German (73 speakers), and Hebrew (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gunnison, CO was 25.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Gunnison, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gunnison, CO residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.73% of Gunnison, CO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gunnison, CO was 4.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Gunnison, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Gunnison, CO residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Gunnison, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gunnison, CO was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.03k ± 205

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.12k ± 226

  3. Two or More Races

    70 ± 69.1

In 2017, there were 4.5 times more White Alone residents (5.03k people) in Gunnison, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k Hispanic or Latino and 70 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gunnison, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    512 speakers (8.94%)

  2. German

    73 speakers (1.27%)

  3. Hebrew

    20 speakers (0.349%)

10.8% of Gunnison, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Gunnison, CO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.94% of the overall population of Gunnison, CO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.27% speak German and 0.349% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    101 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    78 ± 78

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    43 ± 49

Gunnison, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gunnison, CO awarded 490 degrees. The student population of Gunnison, CO is skewed towards men, with 1,570 male students and 1,338 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gunnison, CO are White (357 and 73%), followed by Unknown (66 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 7.36%), and Two or More Races (14 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Gunnison, CO by number of degrees awarded are Western State Colorado University (490 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gunnison, CO are General Business Administration & Management (91 and 18.6%), Environmental Studies (55 and 11.2%), and General Education (38 and 7.76%).

The median tuition costs in Gunnison, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,312 and $17,616 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gunnison, CO was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 35 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Gunnison, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

490 degrees awarded

$6,312

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Gunnison, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western State Colorado University with 490 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

289

Degrees Awarded to Men

201

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 289 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gunnison, CO, which is 1.44 times more than the 201 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    357 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gunnison, CO were to White students. These 357 degrees mean that there were 5.41 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 66 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gunnison, CO was $199,400 in 2017, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $217,200 to $199,400, a 8.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gunnison, CO is 38%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gunnison, CO have an average commute time of 11.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gunnison, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,510

Median Household Income

± $12,051

2.42k

Number of Households

± 394

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.42k households in Gunnison, CO grew to $41,510 from the previous year's value of $36,094.

The following chart displays the households in Gunnison, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$199,400

2017 Median

± $46,199

$217,200

2016 Median

± $57,785

In 2017, the median property value in Gunnison, CO declined from to $199,400 from the previous year's value of $217,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gunnison, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gunnison, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gunnison, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gunnison, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

38%

2017 Homeownership

36.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38% of the housing units in Gunnison, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 36.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gunnison, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gunnison, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gunnison, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

11.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gunnison, CO have a shorter commute time (11.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.291% of the workforce in Gunnison, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    57.3%

  2. Walked

    18.6%

  3. Carpooled

    9.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gunnison, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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