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Gunnison, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Gunnison had a population of 3,479 as of July 1, 2017. Gunnison ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gunnison is located at latitude 39.1571 and longitude -111.8133 in Sanpete County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gunnison (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanpete County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,138 feet.

The City of Gunnison (GNIS ID: 2410675) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gunnison is located within Gunnison Division of Sanpete County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gunnison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Gunnison, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,479
Daytime Population: Workers 1,728
Daytime Population: Residents 1,294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 2,288
Population in Familes 2,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,191
Population Density2 657
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $44,502
Average Household Income $58,268
Per Capita Income $16,449


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $154,959
Average Home Value $168,177


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 3.91
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.37%
Households 0.17% 0.54%
Families 0.21% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

Gunnison, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gunnison to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 107 67th
Population Density # 135 59th
Diversity Index # 35 90th
Median Household Income # 267 18th
Per Capita Income # 313 4th

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