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Fruita, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Fruita had a population of 13,058 as of July 1, 2016. Fruita ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fruita is located at latitude 39.154 and longitude -108.7282 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fruita (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,514 feet.

The City of Fruita (GNIS ID: 2410553) 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 City of Fruita is located within Fruita Division of Mesa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fruita 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 Fruita: Fruitdale.

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


Total Population 13,058
Population in Households 12,806
Population in Familes 10,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 252
Population Density1 1,713
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 4,819
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 3,477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,493 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,326 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $247,339
Average Home Value $277,341


Median Household Income $59,262
Average Household Income $75,646
Per Capita Income $28,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.36%
Households 0.39% 0.32%
Families 0.39% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Fruita, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruita 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 # 51 89th
Population Density1 # 100 78th
Diversity Index2 # 200 57th
Median Household Income # 165 64th
Per Capita Income # 212 54th

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