Gunnison County, Colorado Population 2021

Gunnison County, Colorado's estimated population is 18,052 with a growth rate of 1.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gunnison County, Colorado is the 31st largest county in Colorado. The 2010 Population was 15,291 and has seen a growth of 18.06% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202118,0522951.66%
202017,7572951.69%
201917,4622951.72%
201817,1673041.80%
201716,8634492.74%
201616,4143101.92%
201516,1043392.15%
201415,7651901.22%
201315,5751971.28%
201215,3781170.77%
201115,261-30-0.20%
201015,2915,01848.85%
199010,273-416-3.89%
198010,6893,11141.05%
19707,5782,10138.36%
19605,477-239-4.18%
19505,716-476-7.69%
19406,19266512.03%
19305,527-63-1.13%
19205,590-307-5.21%
19105,89756610.62%
19005,33197222.30%
18904,359-3,876-47.07%
18808,2350.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.66%
County Website
Founded
March 9, 1877
County Seat
2010 Population
15,291
Growth Since 2010
18.06%
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Gunnison County, Colorado Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,08395.72%
Two or More Races3171.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native1721.02%
Black or African American950.57%
Asian570.34%
Some Other Race420.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.21%
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Gunnison County, Colorado Population by Race

Gunnison County, Colorado Population Pyramid $2021

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Gunnison County, Colorado Median Age

34.5


Total

34.2


Male

35.2


Female

Gunnison County, Colorado Adults

There are 13,894 adults, (2,186 of whom are seniors) in Gunnison County, Colorado.

Gunnison County, Colorado Age Dependency

43.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gunnison County, Colorado Sex Ratio

Female

7,701

45.83%

Male

9,101

54.17%

Gunnison County, Colorado Population by Age

Gunnison County, Colorado Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gunnison County, Colorado Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All61.4%38.6%
Male56.3%43.7%
Female52.4%47.6%
Non Family43%57%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gunnison County, Colorado Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6162.4161.4
Non Family3,2351.6843
Married2,7612.9684.8
Female3823.4652.4
Male2384.3756.3

3.02

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Gunnison County, Colorado Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1321.25%
9th to 12th Grade1461.38%
High School Graduate1,68715.91%
Some College2,05419.38%
Associates Degree6235.88%
Bachelors Degree4,02637.98%
Graduate Degree1,93318.23%
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Gunnison County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gunnison County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,7389,5785,672
Hispanic536467166
Native American1721314
2+ Races644224
Asian575745
Islander363636
Other Race252521
Black1099

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Gunnison County, Colorado Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,792$41,159$31,271
Less Than 9th Grade$32,391$45,030$2,500
High School Graduate$31,494$37,159$30,072
Some College$32,424$37,548$31,707
Bachelors Degree$33,090$42,045$28,343
Graduate Degree$48,429$65,272$44,245

$35,792

Average Earnings

$41,159

Average Male

$31,271

Average Female

Gunnison County, Colorado Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gunnison County, Colorado Language by Age

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Gunnison County, Colorado Language

89.27% of Gunnison County, Colorado residents speak only English, while 10.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.16% of the population.

Gunnison County, Colorado Language

Gunnison County, Colorado Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,0331,75212.48%
Hispanic1,48622415.07%
Multiple31710432.81%
Islander3636100.00%
Native1722615.12%
Asian571221.05%

13.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.75%

Male Poverty Rate

14.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gunnison County, Colorado

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gunnison County, Colorado is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gunnison County, Colorado is White, with 12.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.15%.

Gunnison County, Colorado Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.88%
Some College11.74%
High School9.31%
Bachelors or Greater7.14%

Gunnison County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed53.50%
Female Employed15.04%
Female Unemployed13.56%
Male Employed8.73%

Gunnison County, Colorado Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gunnison County, Colorado Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,577$77,389
Families$88,218$100,769
Married Families$99,504-
Non Families$39,632$49,588
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Income by Household Type

Gunnison County, Colorado Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Gunnison County, Colorado Married by Age and Sex

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Gunnison County, Colorado Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gunnison County, Colorado Marital Status by Race

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Gunnison County, Colorado Marital Status

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793

Number of Veterans

681

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
Second Gulf War104
Korea92
First Gulf War72
World War II23

Gunnison County, Colorado Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74288
75+199
35 to 54155
55 to 64136
18 to 3415

Gunnison County, Colorado Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7095.31%
Hispanic474.24%
Native American4526.16%
Islander36100.00%
2+ Races31.72%

Gunnison County, Colorado Veterans by Race

Gunnison County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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23.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gunnison County, Colorado Veterans by Education

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72.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gunnison County, Colorado Employment by Age

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Gunnison County, Colorado Employment by Race

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Gunnison County, Colorado Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.30%

Born in Gunnison County, Colorado

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

1.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.21% of Gunnison County, Colorado residents were born in the United States, with 39.30% having been born in Colorado. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gunnison County, Colorado Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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