Palisade, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Palisade Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Palisade Content

Also See: Palisade, CO ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Palisade, Colorado - Basic Facts

Real Estate Resources

The Town of Palisade had a population of 2,841 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palisade: Palisades.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Town of Palisade, CO Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CO Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Clifton Division | Mesa County | Colorado Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 2,841
Population in Households 2,757
Population in Familes 2,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 2,629
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,246
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 699
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 726 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 520 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $229,032
Average Home Value $238,120


Median Household Income $43,425
Average Household Income $58,465
Per Capita Income $26,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.55%
Households 0.81% 0.59%
Families 0.83% 0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 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 # 141 69th
Population Density1 # 47 90th
Diversity Index2 # 216 53rd
Median Household Income # 328 29th
Per Capita Income # 253 45th

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

Colorado Research Tools

Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Colorado Census Data
Highest or Lowest: