The population is somewhere around 6000, not including the college, Western State. Gunnison also has what the locals claim is the world's smallest Wal-Mart, with no food, except a candy aisle, milk, and soda. Sometimes you might spot Tony Hawk, or other celebrities that have million dollar houses they stay in once a year.
The population is 99% white, the other 1% is a Native American tribe from Mexico called the Cora, who don't like white people at all and have nothing to do with them. This has caused them to "keep it in the family". Inbreeding has caused them to have very round, alien-like faces, and they are even shorter than the average Mexican.
There's a ton of weed here, and it's practically free. Anytime you are near the high school or the college, just whisper "weed" into the wind. 45 people will grin at you, one will eventually come up to you and ask if you wanna be smoked down. These are all middle to upper middle class white kids, who have never seen violence in their lives, so they aren't going to kidnap or rape you. They will invite you to their car, you'll hotbox the motherfucker, and they won't even ask you to put in on it. No need to worry about cops, their kids smoke too.