Gunnison County

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Gunnison County, Colorado

221 N Wisconsin St Suite C
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: (970) 641-1516
Fax: (970) 641-7956
www.co.gunnison.co.us

In west-central CO, west of Colorado Springs; organized Mar 9, 1877, from Lake County. Name Origin: For John William Gunnison (1812-53), killed by Indians while surveying for a proposed railroad

Area (sq mi):: 3259.75 (land 3238.81; water 20.93) Population per square mile: 4.40
Population 2005: 14,226 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 35.90% Population 2000: 13,956 (White 92.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 5.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.80%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 30.40
Income 2000: per capita $21,407; median household $36,916; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,468-$26,581
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In Gunnison County, Colorado, aspen occurs at elevations between 2600 m and 3400 m (Langenheim, 1962) where it may grow in mixed stands with subalpine conifers, commonly Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), or as relatively pure aspen forests.
The study area was located in Gunnison County, Colorado (38 [degrees] 50 [minutes] N, 107 [degrees] 00 [minutes] W, elev.
Vegetation and environmental patterns in the Crested Butte area, Gunnison County, Colorado. Ecol.
(1914) Melilite and other minerals from Gunnison County, Colorado. Washington Academy Of Science Journal, 4, 473-479.
(1956) Thorium and rare-earth minerals in the Powderhorn district, Gunnison County, Colorado. U.S.