Grand Junction Gets B+ and #153 Best Place to Live in Colorado
Grand Junction has received a B+ on the website Niche.com. The website aims to help you find a school and neighborhood that's a good fit for you.
According to their website:
Niche report cards are designed to capture what schools and neighborhoods are really like.
These are a few factors that have contributed to Grand Junction's B+:
- Outdoor Activities: A-
- Crime & Safety: C+
- Nightlife: B+
- Diversity: B+
- Weather: A-
- Health & Fitness: A
- Commute: A
Here are some more factors that contributed to Grand Junction's B+ and what they mean for our grade:
Grand Junction's housing receives a C and I couldn't agree more. The grade is based on home values, property taxes, housing costs, local schools and more, according to their website. The median home value in Grand Junction $205,800 vs the nation median is $178,600.
According to Niche, Grand Junction ranked #153 out of 228 for best places to raise a family in Colorado. This is determined based on school crime rates, cost of living and family-friendly amenities according to Niche.
Jobs in Grand Junction get a C+ and I'm surprised the grade is that high. Our unemployment rate in Grand Junction is 5.7% and our poverty rate is 18.5%. The median household income is only $45,358 compared to the national median which is $53,889.
The median individual income in grand junction is $23,713 and the national median is $26,886. 34% of Grand Junction's population has either attended some college or has an associates degree compared to a 29% average.