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Battlement Mesa, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Garfield County at latitude 39.4528 and longitude -108.0039. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,489 feet.

The formal official name is the Battlement Mesa Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Battlement Mesa, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Battlement Mesa indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Battlement Mesa, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,561
Population in Households 4,561
Population in Familes 3,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 394
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,702
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,244
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,146 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 662 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $158,425
Average Home Value $184,869


Median Household Income $54,544
Average Household Income $65,239
Per Capita Income $24,432
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.42%
Households 0.21% 0.34%
Families 0.36% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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, 2014 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 # 112 76th
Population Density1 # 307 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 150 67th
Median Household Income # 194 58th
Per Capita Income # 287 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.