Gunnison

43°F
Current Population
6,281
Elevation Level
7704 ft

About Gunnison


Gunnison is surrounded by ski areas, a national park, lakes, rivers, and mesas. It has a charming small-town feel. In the summer, Blue Mesa Reservoir - Colorado's largest body of water - is full of canoes, sailboats, pontoons and motor boats, and people are water-skiing, fishing, and even parasailing in the refreshing water.  

In the winter, residents are just a 30-mile drive from Crested Butte Mountain Resort and 45 miles from Monarch Mountain. Visitors have plenty of options in addition to the Gunnison Nordic Center's groomed cross-county trails, snowmobiling, ice-skating, and more. 

The city typically experiences moderate snowfalls, with an average of 50 inches per year. Early fall and late spring snows are not uncommon, and snow can remain on the ground in town from as early as November to as late as April. Surrounding mountains experience very heavy snowfall with longer periods of snow on the ground. Many locations average 300–400 inches annually. 

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About the Community

Gunnison Elementary School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7710
  • Address 1099 N 11TH ST
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade 01 - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 500
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Gunnison High School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7700
  • Address 800 W OHIO AVE
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 379
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Gunnison Middle School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7710
  • Address 1099 N 11TH ST
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade 01 - 08
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1000
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Lake School

Summary
  • District Gunnison Watershed School District Re1j
  • Phone (970) 641-7770
  • Address 800 N BOULEVARD ST
  • County Gunnison County
  • Grade PK - KN
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 160
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 6,281
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 6,620
Households
  • Total Households 2,515
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 2,671
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 487

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 9.95
  • Avg Jan Low Temp -6.10
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 42.30
  • Avg Jan High Temp 25.30
  • Avg Jul High Temp 79.80
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 123
  • Air Pollution Index 79
  • Earthquake Index 77
  • Hail Index 3
  • Tornado Index 0
  • Wind Index 10

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1970
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 76
  • Health Care Cost 76
  • Transportation Cost 83