Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.
Powered by Campus Explorer
Mesa County is one of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 146,723. The county
Grand Junction. Mesa County was created on February 14,
1883 from Gunnison County. The county is named for the many large mesas in the area, including Grand Mesa.
Mesa County comprises the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
Mesa County is named for the mesas which are widespread in the county.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Mesa County was created in 1883 from part of Gunnison County .
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,341 square miles (8,653 km2), of which, 3,328 square miles (8,619 km2) of it is land and 13 square miles (35 km2) of it (0.40%) is water.
Mesa county is on the western border of Colorado, 250 miles west of
Denver. The landscape of Mesa County has many features because it
is located in a river valley surrounded by different natural landmarks
such as the Colorado National Monument to the West and the Grand Mesa
National Forest at the East end. The County encompasses 3,309
square miles, of which approximately 72% is public owned and is
controlled primarily by the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land
Bordering counties are as follows: