Mesa County CO Information


Mesa County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 150,179
Population in Households 145,950
Population in Familes 116,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,229
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 59,346
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 39,204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,347 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,999 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,725 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $202,961
Average Home Value $235,720


Median Household Income $51,817
Average Household Income $65,992
Per Capita Income $26,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.24%
Households 0.5% 0.24%
Families 0.37% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
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.


Mesa County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mesa County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents 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 # 11 84th
Population Density1 # 13 81st
Diversity Index2 # 36 45th
Median Household Income # 26 61st
Per Capita Income # 28 58th

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