Grand Junction 68 Average
Grand Junction Livability #217 ranked city in Colorado#13,995 ranked city in the USARanks better than 52% of areas
A+ Grand Junction Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Grand Junction Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Colorado
Grand Junction
1022% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Grand Junction cost of living
F Grand Junction Crime Total crime is 59% higher than Colorado
Total crime
5,166120% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 20120% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
22%Year over year crime is up
Grand Junction crime
D- Grand Junction Employment Household income is 26% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$46,01617% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,74414% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%25% higher than the US average
Grand Junction employment
D- Grand Junction Housing Home value is 23% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$204,70011% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8679% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Grand Junction real estate or Grand Junction rentals
C+ Grand Junction Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:122% higher than the US average
Grand Junction K-12 schools
B- Grand Junction User Ratings There are a total of 22 ratings in Grand Junction
Overall user rating
71% 22 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 21 total surveys
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      Living in Grand Junction, CO

      Located in the state of Colorado, Grand Junction is a moderately-sized city with a population of 60,630 people. At 92%, the majority of the Grand Junction population is White; this is followed by 1% Black and 1% Asian. 72% of the people in Grand Junction (over the age of 15) are married and 64% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Grand Junction, Colorado could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Grand Junction and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Colorado and national averages.

      The livability score in Grand Junction is 62 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 27th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Grand Junction has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Grand Junction. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (D-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Grand Junction has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Grand Junction: Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa, and Two Rivers Winery.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Grand Junction. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Grand Junction are affordable. Median real estate prices in Grand Junction come in at $204,700, which is 22.6% lower than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Grand Junction, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 7.1% higher than the Colorado average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Grand Junction area were 8.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Grand Junction transportation information

      StatisticGrand JunctionColoradoNational
      Average one way commute16min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.6%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.3%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.9%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Grand Junction, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).