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Battlement Mesa, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 4,772 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Battlement Mesa, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,772
Daytime Population: Workers 681
Daytime Population: Residents 2,837
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,518
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,772
Population in Familes 4,066
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 412
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $71,047
Average Household Income $79,561
Per Capita Income $29,473


Total Housing Units 2,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,199 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 564 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 663 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $260,375
Average Home Value $280,817


Total Households 1,763
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,290
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 0.99%
Households 0.61% 0.84%
Families 0.72% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2017 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 # 115 75th
Population Density # 303 34th
Diversity Index # 171 63rd
Median Household Income # 130 72nd
Per Capita Income # 215 53rd

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