Palisade, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palisade, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Palisade had a population of 2,815 as of July 1, 2015. Palisade 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 Palisade is located at latitude 39.1074 and longitude -108.3591 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Palisade (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,728 feet.

The Town of Palisade (GNIS ID: 2413101) 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 Palisade is located within Clifton Division of Mesa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palisade population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palisade: Palisades.

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Palisade, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,815
Population in Households 2,735
Population in Familes 2,040
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 2,475
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,246
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 697
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 534 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $182,979
Average Home Value $181,671


Median Household Income $43,458
Average Household Income $55,663
Per Capita Income $25,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.58%
Households 0.98% 0.7%
Families 0.96% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.


Palisade, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palisade to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 140 70th
Population Density1 # 53 89th
Diversity Index2 # 216 53rd
Median Household Income # 333 28th
Per Capita Income # 281 39th

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