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Gunnison is located at 38°32'45" North, 106°55'54" West (38.545838, -106.931562)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,409 people, 2,083 households, and 904 families residing in the city. The population density is 650.6/km² (1,684.6/mi²). There are 2,276 housing units at an average density of 273.8/km² (708.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.49% White, 0.78% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. 6.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,083 households out of which 21.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 56.6% are non-families. 32.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.83.
In the city the population is spread out with 15.1% under the age of 18, 39.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 13.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 120.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 122.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $25,768, and the median income for a family is $41,761. Males have a median income of $27,016 versus $21,194 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,196. 24.7% of the population and 10.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Gunnison is located at the bottom of several valleys. Due to its location in the Rocky Mountains, cold air in all the valleys travel into Gunnison, making it one of the coldest places in the United States.
Gunnison is the home of Western State College
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