Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO

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2019 Population
133,330
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38.4
0.524% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.1%
9.72% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$53,446
2.29% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$213,000
6.18% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
59,350
2.22% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO had a population of 133k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $53,446. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO grew from 131,974 to 133,330, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $52,248 to $53,446, a 2.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.1%), White (Hispanic) (13.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), Other (Hispanic) (1.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1%). 7.3% of the households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.5% of the residents in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are Colorado Mesa University (1,986 degrees awarded in 2019), Intellitec College-Grand Junction (679 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction (36 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was $213,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%. Most people in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO is home to a population of 133k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.4% of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (5.87k people).

In 2019, there were 5.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White (Hispanic) and 2.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are Spanish (7,328 speakers), German (419 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (199 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 864
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18k ± 648
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.47k ± 419
15.6%
Hispanic Population
20.8k people

In 2019, there were 5.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White (Hispanic) and 2.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.6% of the people in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are hispanic (20.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,328 speakers (5.84%)
  2. German
    419 speakers (0.334%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    199 speakers (0.159%)

7.3% of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was Spanish. 5.84% of the overall population of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are native Spanish speakers. 0.334% speak German and 0.159% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.87k people
4.16%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.49k people

As of 2019, 4.4% of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO residents (5.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was 4.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,988 ± 1,327 people
  2. England
    270 ± 403 people
  3. China
    237 ± 378 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was Mexico, the natal country of 2,988 Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO residents, followed by England with 270 and China with 237.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2019 Citizenship
97.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.5% of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,454 ± 370
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,574 ± 329
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,549 ± 391

Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Colorado (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO is $53,446. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $129,609, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, with respective values of $120,420 and $119,137.

Males in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,132. The income inequality in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO employs 59.4k people. The largest industries in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are Construction (4,783 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,130 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,553 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($133,114), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($110,734), and Support activities for mining ($85,352).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,446
2019 value
± $1,745
2.29%
1 Year Growth
± 4.49%

Households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO have a median annual income of $53,446, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,248 in 2018, which represents a 2.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$57,936
Average Male Salary in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO
± $8,551
$44,132
Average Female Salary in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO
± $6,324

In 2019, full-time male employees in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO
  1. White
    $43,196 ± $4,801
  2. Other
    $43,061 ± $28,712
  3. Asian
    $42,019 ± $43,274

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO workers was White. These workers were paid 1 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO
0.456
2018 Wage GINI in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO

In 2019, the income inequality in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.7% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was Castle Rock Town PUMA, CO with a value of $129,609, followed by Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO and Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, with respective values of $120,420 and $119,137.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO (19.6k out of 130k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    17,794 ± 1,078
  2. Hispanic
    5,575 ± 607
  3. Native American
    642 ± 237

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

59.4k
2019 Value
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 58.1k employees to 59.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,297 people), Other managers (1,698 people), and Retail salespersons (1,582 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,297 people), Other managers (1,698 people), and Retail salespersons (1,582 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (11.1 times higher than expected), Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians (6.7 times), and Public relations and fundraising managers (4.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Physicians ($295,616), Chief executives & legislators ($99,765), and Other managers ($88,405).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.4k
2019 Value
2.22%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 58.1k employees to 59.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, are Construction (4,783 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,130 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,553 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, 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 Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, by number of employees, are Construction (4,783 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,130 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,553 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO has an unusually high number of Support activities for mining (9.6 times higher than expected), Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing (5.73 times), and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance (5.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($133,114), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($110,734), and Support activities for mining ($85,352).

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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. $23.5B
  2. $22.6B
  3. $17.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.6B) and Electronics ($17.6B).

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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$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B 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. $11.6B
  2. $9.48B
  3. $8.88B

In 2018, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $11.6B, followed by California with $9.48B and Texas and $8.88B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.18%). The most partisan county was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Colorado
48.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Colorado
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Colorado was Kiowa County, CO with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Colorado colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO awarded 2,701 degrees. The student population of Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO is skewed towards women, with 4,665 male students and 5,543 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are White (1,801 and 67.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (612 and 22.8%), Unknown (71 and 2.65%), and Two or More Races (65 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado Mesa University (1,986 and 73.5%), Intellitec College-Grand Junction (679 and 25.1%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction (36 and 1.33%).

The most popular majors in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (268 and 9.92%), General Business (230 and 8.52%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (201 and 7.44%).

The median tuition cost in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO for a public four year colleges is $7,787 for in-state students and $20,720 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 114 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 216 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 181 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,986 degrees awarded
  2. 679 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded
$7,787
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado Mesa University with 1,986 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,082
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,619
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,082 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO, which is 0.668 times less than the 1,619 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,801 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    612 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    71 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Mesa County (Central)--Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was White students. These 1,801 degrees mean that there were 2.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 612 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO was $213,000 in 2019, which is 0.886 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $200,600 to $213,000, a 6.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$213,000
2019 Median
± $4,507
$200,600
2018 Median
± $4,068

In 2019, the median property value in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO grew to to $213,000 from the previous year's value of $200,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, 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 Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,446
Median Household Income
± $1,745
54.7k
Number of Households
± 1,698

In 2019, the median household income of the 54.7k households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO grew to $53,446 from the previous year's value of $52,248.

The following chart displays the households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
2019 Homeownership
64.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 65.6% of the housing units in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (8.46%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.71%)

In 2019, 79% of workers in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.46%) and those who worked at home (6.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.66% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1211 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 269 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.9%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,211 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,211 patients per year. This represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$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

9.8%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
2.66%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, CO declined by 4.58% from 10.3% to 9.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greater Grand Junction & Fruita Cities PUMA, 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. 17.9% prevalence
  2. 13.8% prevalence
  3. 13.7% prevalence

Costilla County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 17.9%.

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

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