Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction: The most populous city in Mesa County, Colorado. It is located on the Colorado River in western Colorado. Grand Junction is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Museum of the West and the Colorado National Monument.


Grand Junction is a city located in the county of Mesa in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its population at the 2010 census was 58,566. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 63,447 inhabitants.

The city was created 141 years ago in 1882.

Grand Junction locator map
Location of Grand Junction on Colorado map.

Quick Facts about Grand Junction

Population : 63,447 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Colorado (United States)
County : Mesa County
Postal code : 81501–81507
Phone Area Codes : 970
Water as percent of area : 0.97%
Land as percent of area : 99.03%
Altitude : 4,583 feet / 1397 meters
Capital city : Grand Junction is capital of Mesa County
Establishment : July 07, 1882 (141 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 09:59:44 (3rd March 2024)
Population growth : 7.69% (2010-2020)
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Grand-junction-skyline image


Grand Junction is located at 39°3'50"N 108°33'2"W (39.0638700, -108.5506500).

Grand Junction map


The population of Grand Junction increased by 7.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 58,566 - census
2011 59,475 1.53% estimation process
2012 59,660 0.31% estimation process
2013 59,809 0.25% estimation process
2014 59,643 -0.28% estimation process
2015 60,389 1.24% estimation process
2016 61,236 1.38% estimation process
2017 61,995 1.22% estimation process
2018 63,131 1.8% estimation process
2019 63,597 0.73% estimation process
2020 63,447 -0.24% estimation process

Grand Junction zip code is 81501. County name: Mesa, County fips: 08077

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People born in Grand Junction (30)

People born in Grand Junction, including fencer Rebecca Ward, writer Marilyn Ferguson, triathlete Ben Hoffman, .


  • Elmo Smith (American politician (1909-1968)) he was born in 19/11/1909
  • Natalie Bieser (American artist) she was born in 14/12/1948
  • Roger Dashen (American physicist) he was born in 05/05/1938
  • John E. Walsh (American university teacher (1919-1972)) he was born in 28/05/1919
  • Bill Musgrave (American football player) he was born in 11/11/1967
  • Brian Matusz (American baseball player) he was born in 11/02/1987
  • Owen Aspinall (Governor of American Samoa) he was born in 21/09/1927
  • Shana Zadrick (American model) she was born in 14/02/1969
  • Bernie Buescher (American politician) he was born in 11/07/1949
  • Brandon Swartzendruber (American soccer player) he was born in 02/04/1985
  • Dick Nourse (American journalist) he was born in 01/01/1940
  • Jane E. Norton (American politician) she was born in 12/10/1954
  • Michael Strobl (former United States Marine Corps officer) he was born in 01/01/1977
  • Sven Erik Holmes (American judge) he was born in 13/02/1951
  • James L. Voss (American veterinarian and equine specialist) he was born in 17/04/1934
  • Jimmy Serrano (American baseball player) he was born in 09/05/1976
  • Bryce Saddoris (American amateur wrestler) he was born in 22/02/1988
  • Ben Garland (American football player) he was born in 06/04/1988

Schools in Grand Junction

College & universities near Grand Junction, CO

Code Name City ZIP
126164 The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction Grand Junction (CO) 81501
127556 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction (CO) 81501-3122
128188 Intellitec College-Grand Junction Grand Junction (CO) 81506

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Grand Junction, CO

Code Name Address Type
GJT Grand Junction 339 South 1st Street RAIL
GSC Glenwood Springs 413 7th Street RAIL

Post offices near Grand Junction

Post Office Name City ZIP
Grand Junction Post Office Grand Junction (CO) 81501
Fruitval Post Office Grand Junction (CO) 81504
Clifton Post Office Clifton (CO) 81520
Grand Junction Carrier Annex Post Office Grand Junction (CO) 81505
Whitewater Post Office Whitewater (CO) 81527

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Mesa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Mesa County , CO.

City Name Population Title
Fruita 14,295 Home Rule Municipality located in the western part of Mesa County, Colorado
Fruitvale 7,675 Census-designated place in Mesa County, Colorado
Orchard Mesa 6,836 Census-designated place in Mesa County, Colorado
Palisade 2,797 Town in Colorado
Collbran 727 Human settlement in Mesa County, Colorado, United States of America
De Beque 546 Human settlement in Mesa County, Colorado, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Grand Junction distances to largest Colorado cities