Poverty in Grand Junction, Colorado

What is the poverty rate in Grand Junction, Colorado?
The poverty rate in Grand Junction is 18.3%. One out of every 5.5 residents of Grand Junction lives in poverty.

How many people in Grand Junction, Colorado live in poverty?
10,590 of 57,888 Grand Junction residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Grand Junction compare to the rest of Colorado?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Colorado is 11.5%, meaning Grand Junction has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Colorado.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Other

1,139

25.5% 23.8% 1.9%

Two Or More Races

1,320

29.1% 18.4% 2.2%

White

45,595

15.3% 10.3% 74.9%

Hispanic

9,718

29.7% 22.2% 16.0%

What's the Poverty Rate in Grand Junction, Colorado By Race?

15.3% of White residents of Grand Junction, Colorado live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Grand Junction, Colorado is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 6,971 of 45,595 white Coloradans live below the poverty line. Approximately 74.9% of the total population of Grand Junction, Colorado are white.

29.7% of Hispanic residents of Grand Junction, Colorado live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Grand Junction, Colorado is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 2,887 of 9,718 hispanic Coloradans live below the poverty line. Approximately 16.0% of the total population of Grand Junction, Colorado are hispanic.

Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Grand Junction, Colorado?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Grand Junction, Colorado is 16.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Grand Junction, Colorado is 19.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Grand Junction, Colorado

Female residents of Grand Junction, Colorado are moderately(15%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

4,783 of 28,257 males in Grand Junction live below the poverty line.

5,807 of 29,631 females in Grand Junction live below the poverty line.

Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Grand Junction can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 26.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 14.5%.

Poverty for younger ages in Grand Junction is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 8.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 15.7%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Grand Junction can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 21.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 21.4%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 44.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Grand Junction, Colorado have a Poverty Rate of 1.9%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Grand Junction, Colorado?

Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

29.3%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

16.9%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

24.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

19.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

10.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

7.1%

Over 85 Years Old

6.8%

Grand Junction, Colorado Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Grand Junction, Colorado born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Grand Junction, Colorado who were born citizens of the United States is 18.1%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Grand Junction, Colorado who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 21.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Grand Junction, Colorado born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Grand Junction, Colorado have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 54,932 residents of Grand Junction, Colorado who were born citizens of the United States, 9,951 (18.1%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 639 (21.6%) of 2,956 residents of Grand Junction, Colorado who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Grand Junction, Colorado

The poverty rate in Grand Junction is 18.3%.
Grand Junction is in Mesa County.
Colorado Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Clifton 26.2%
Fruita 15.8%
Fruitvale 9.4%
Grand Junction 18.3%
Loma 6.3%
Orchard Mesa 13.3%
Palisade 20.7%
Redlands 3.3%

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