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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Grand Junction, Colorado, is 7.90%, with job growth of -0.55%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.00%.

Grand Junction, Colorado Taxes
Grand Junction, Colorado,sales tax rate is 7.65%. Income tax is 4.63%.

Grand Junction, Colorado Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $27,431, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $47,598.

  ECONOMYGrand Junction, ColoradoUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  7.90%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  -0.55%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  31.00%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  7.65%6.00%
  Income Taxes  4.63%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $27,431$28,051
  Household Income  $47,598$53,046
  Family Median Income  $62,120$64,585
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  14.34%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  6.13%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  11.17%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  10.61%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  10.20%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.65%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  10.54%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  11.30%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  11.44%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  4.27%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  2.36%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  14.02%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  4.16%5.24%
  Community, social services  1.58%1.66%
  Legal  0.60%1.17%
  Education, library  6.57%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.79%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  6.33%5.49%
  Healthcare support  3.46%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.71%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  5.98%5.61%
  Building maintenance  2.92%3.97%
  Personal care  3.88%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  25.96%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.03%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  10.51%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  10.51%12.10%
  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Area is changing fast.
The energy industry has discovered this part of the west. Natural gas exploration has really compromised the environment in and around Grand Junction. The economy is... (read more)
Grand Junction jobs
Jobs are hard to come by. Gas industry is bringing in more, but it is the only industry... (read more)
Climate
Cold in winters, very hot in summer but only for a few months. Lots of... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Amazing here in Grand Junction
I just moved here 6 months ago. So far, I have loved every moment. There is plenty to do if you like the outdoors. There are so many beautiful places to visit that are... (read more)
re: Grand Junction - Pros/Cons - 4/6/2008
GJ has a nice climate and is a paradise for the outdoor oriented. If you have kids avoid central GJ public schools - not so good. As a rule the natives are creeps but... (read more)
A nice place to live
I lived in Grand Junction for 4 years until 2010. It was a great place to be raising my small children since there is a huge amount of things for a family to do. The... (read more)
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