Mesa County is in central-western Colorado, against the Utah border. Elevations here vary from about 4,000' to about 10,500'. The climate ranges from desert to semi-desert to upland. The Grand Valley grows a lot of fruit and vegetables with several nice wineries around the county. Powderhorn Ski Resort sits up on Grand Mesa and sees a lot of visitors.
Mesa County contains 3,328 square miles of land and 13 square miles of water. The county seat is Grand Junction.
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 76%
Government Sector: 14%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 9%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 44 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Mesa County: 87.4
Median Resident Age: 38.1 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $52,880
Estimated Median Home Value: $234,700
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