Parachute, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parachute, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Parachute had a population of 1,108 as of July 1, 2016. Parachute ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parachute is located at latitude 39.45 and longitude -108.0555 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Parachute (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,092 feet.

The Town of Parachute (GNIS ID: 2413110) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parachute: Grand Valley.

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


Total Population 1,108
Population in Households 1,108
Population in Familes 884
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 689
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 244
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (36.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $198,684
Average Home Value $217,602


Median Household Income $37,057
Average Household Income $45,445
Per Capita Income $15,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.34%
Households 0.04% 0.21%
Families 0.13% 0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Parachute, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parachute 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 # 202 56th
Population Density1 # 243 47th
Diversity Index2 # 23 95th
Median Household Income # 396 14th
Per Capita Income # 451 2nd

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