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Facts About Grand Junction, Colorado

10 Interesting Facts About Grand Junction, Colorado

Facts About Grand Junction

  1. The Town of Grand Junction was Incorporated on the 22nd of July 1882.
  2. The city has a total area of 38.6 square miles, with 38.2 square miles of its land, and 0.39 square miles, or 0.87% of its water.
  3. Grand Junction has been nicknamed “River City”.
  4. The estimated population of Grand Junction is 65,560, as of 2020, making Grand Junction the 17th most populous Colorado municipality and the most populous city in western Colorado.
  5. The community was finally named for the junction of the two rivers, Grand being an early name for the Colorado River.
  6. George Addison Crawford is known as the ‘Father of Grand Junction’, prior to moving to Colorado, Crawford founded 3 cities in Kansas.
  7. Grand Junction is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States
  8. Grand Junction’s Colorado National Monument was home to a stage in the Coors Classic bicycle race known as “The Tour of the Moon” due to the Monument’s unique landscape.
  9. The first known civilization in Grand Junction was here in 200 A.D. and know as the Fremont.
  10. In 2019, Grand Junction, CO had a population of 62.1k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $52,504.
Facts About Grand Junction, Colorado
Facts About Grand Junction, Colorado