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The population of Gunnison is approximately 3,036 (2009), 3285 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 549 (2000), 578 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gunnison is 13.582 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gunnison is 5.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gunnison to Washington DC is 1973 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 116 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gunnison is positioned 39.15 degrees north of the equator and 111.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Gunnison elevation is 5,080 feet above sea level.
Gunnison per capita income is $10.925 (2009).
Gunnison median income is $42,335 (2009).

The Gunnison median home price is $135,187 (2009).

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Gunnison location: in the southwest corner of Sanpete County in central Utah about 76 miles south of Provo. Other nearby communities include: Centerfield, Fayette, Mayfield, Sterling, Redmond, Manti, Salina and Scipio.

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Gunnison was known as Hogs Wallow back in 1860 when it was settled. It was later that it was named for Captain John W. Gunnison. He was killed by Indians in 1853 near Sevier Lake. Two earlier communities were merged to make up Gunnison in 1862. Each one was built in 1859 along the Sanpitch River. One was at Chalk Hill Point, the other, colonists from Springville three miles west was named Kearns after their leader, Bishop H.H. Kearns. Each town built up and grew hoping to create stable and long-lived towns. When Brigham Young came to visit in 1862, he felt the swampy area would never be successful and advised the settlers to move up to the bench where the land was drier. This is where the new town of Gunnison was built. Many of the pioneers dismantled their homes and buildings and moved them to the new site. New provision had to be made for water and problems with the Indians were being experienced. But the area took hold and grew. IN April 1867, a group of people from Sevier County re-located to Gunnison due to their own troubles with the local Indians.

This history pagelists important facts and dates.
The settling of Gunnison: 1860
The founding of Gunnison: 1862
The incorporation date of Gunnison: 13 Sept 1909

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Gunnison attractions:

The Sanpitch Dragon - a beautiful mosaic along the RiverWalk.

The Gunnison Spring Runoff held in April each year includes a full marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 mile run.

Home of the Central Utah Correctional Facility which opened in 1990. It is about a half mile northeast of downtown.

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