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Time Zone: Gunnison County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Gunnison is the Seat for Gunnison County.

Gunnison County was founded March 9, 1877 and was created by taking area from LakeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Gunnison had a population of 15,350 people. This is an increase of 9.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 13,956 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Gunnison represented 0.32% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 64 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201015,324+9.8%-0.17% since 2009
200915,350+9.99%+0.84% since 2008
200815,222+9.07%+1.56% since 2007
200013,956The Last Census

More information can be found on the Gunnison County Census Page for Gunnison County.


Below are some of the communities located in Gunnison County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Gunnison County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gunnison   5,5205,4092.05% increase  
Crested Butte   1,6731,5299.42% increase  
Mount Crested Butte   86470722.21% increase  
Pitkin   1181244.84% decrease  
Marble   1041050.95% decrease  

Websites for Gunnison County

Official Website:   www.co.gunnison.co.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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