Gunnison, Colorado Population 2024

6,794

Gunnison is a city located in Gunnison County Colorado. Gunnison has a 2024 population of 6,794. It is also the county seat of Gunnison County.Gunnison is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,575 in 2020.

The average household income in Gunnison is $70,653 with a poverty rate of 20.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gunnison is 24.9 years, 24.3 years for males, and 27.4 years for females.

Gunnison Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gunnison was:

  • White: 86.6%
  • Two or more races: 8.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.75%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
  • Other race: 0.11%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,623.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.33% (219)
The current population of Gunnison, Colorado is 6,794 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,575.

Gunnison, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,74186.6%
Two or more races5778.7%
Black or African American1822.75%
Asian711.07%
Native American260.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.38%
Other race70.11%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Gunnison Population by Race

Gunnison Population Pyramid 2024

Gunnison Median Age

24.9

Total

24.3

Male

27.4

Female

Gunnison Adults

There are 5,700 adults, (719 of whom are seniors) in Gunnison.

Gunnison Age Dependency

33.1

Age Dependency Ratio

14.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Gunnison Sex Ratio

Female3,03245.74%
Male3,59754.26%

Gunnison Population by Age

Gunnison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0341.9240.659.4
Non Family1,7951.427.672.4
Married8722.5765.534.5
Female2282.7852.647.4
Male1393.1433.166.9
showing: 5 rows

2.46

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

40.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gunnison Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gunnison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gunnison Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Gunnison Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,464

Average Earnings

$41,591

Average Male

$38,958

Average Female

Gunnison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gunnison Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gunnison Language

93.85% of Gunnison residents speak only English, while 6.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.94% of the population.

Gunnison Language

Gunnison Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,73394820.03%
Hispanic62818829.94%
Black8989100%
Islander2525100%
Multiple500255%
Native26726.92%
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20.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.71%

Male Poverty Rate

21.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gunnison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gunnison is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gunnison is Multiple, with 5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.43%.

Gunnison Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College20.72%
High School14.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.25%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Gunnison Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed56.06%
Female Unemployed47.44%
Female Employed23.02%
Male Employed15.06%
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Gunnison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gunnison Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gunnison Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gunnison Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gunnison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gunnison Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gunnison Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

285

Number of Veterans

282

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Gunnison Veterans by War

count

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Gunnison Veterans by Age

count

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Gunnison Veterans by Race

Gunnison Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gunnison Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.8%

Labor Force Participation

74.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gunnison Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gunnison Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gunnison Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

38.48%

Born in Gunnison

97.41%

Native Born

2.59%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.41% of Gunnison residents were born in the United States, with 38.48% having been born in Colorado. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gunnison Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,794
20286,794
20276,794
20266,794
20256,794
20246,794
20236,794
20226,794
20216,7942193.33%
20206,575-193-2.85%
20196,768991.48%
20186,669841.28%
20176,5851552.41%
20166,4301522.42%
20156,2781252.03%
20146,153721.18%
20136,0811823.09%
20125,8991172.02%
20115,782-53-0.91%
20105,8354267.88%
20005,40977316.67%
19904,636-1,149-19.86%
19805,7851,17225.41%
19704,6131,13632.67%
19603,47770725.52%
19502,770
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Gunnison Population by Year