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Battlement Mesa, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 4,594 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Battlement Mesa is located at latitude 39.4528 and longitude -108.0039 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,489 feet.

The Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407805) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place is located within West Garfield Division of Garfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Battlement Mesa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Battlement Mesa, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,594
Population in Households 4,594
Population in Familes 3,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 1,706
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,160 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 546 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $261,432
Average Home Value $276,830


Median Household Income $67,547
Average Household Income $78,839
Per Capita Income $29,336
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.51%
Households 0.18% 0.37%
Families 0.34% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Battlement Mesa, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Battlement Mesa to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 114 75th
Population Density1 # 306 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 167 64th
Median Household Income # 124 73rd
Per Capita Income # 203 56th

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