Grand Valley Baptist Association
Monday, January 25, 2016
Taking the Grand Gospel to the Grand Valley and Beyond
Contact the GVBA: P.O.BOX 3925, GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81502
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Taking the Grand Gospel to the Grand Valley and Beyond"
Peach Orchard Below Mt. Garfield
Welcome to the "Grand Valley", located on the beautiful Western Slope of the Rockies. It is known as the garden spot of Colorado. The Association extends from the Utah state line east on I-70 to Carbondale and from Dinosaur and Rangely in the north to Gateway in the south. The Association is made up of a large geographical area, including all of Mesa, and some of Garfield, and Rio Blanco counties. The associational area has a population of over 175, 000. Grand Junction is the population center with an estimated population around 50,000. The median family income in Grand Junction was $59,484 in 2008. The median home value in 2011 was $158,100. The estimated population of Mesa county was 143,171 in 2008. This reflects a 22.4% increase from 2000. The Colorado Department of Demography projected a population for Mesa county at 180,708 by the year 2020. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction in November 2011 was 8.5%. The median age is G.J. is 37.8. The average precipitation is 8.71 inches and the average snowfall in G.J. is 21.5 inches according to the G.J.C.C. Average High and Low temperatures in G.J. by month are as follows: January 36.7 (high) / 16.0 (low); April 65.2 (high) / 39.3 (low); July 92.7 (high) / 64.1 (low); and October 67.3 (high) / 41.1 (low) as reported by the G.J.C.C.