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Palisade, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Palisade is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mesa County at latitude 39.1074 and longitude -108.3591. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,728 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Palisade, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palisade, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Palisade indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palisade: Palisades.

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


Total Population 2,772
Population in Households 2,693
Population in Familes 2,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 2,437
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,226
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 683
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 705 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $175,169
Average Home Value $170,071


Median Household Income $45,999
Average Household Income $54,620
Per Capita Income $24,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.31%
Households 0.82% 0.42%
Families 0.7% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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, 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 # 141 69th
Population Density1 # 52 89th
Diversity Index2 # 216 52nd
Median Household Income # 284 38th
Per Capita Income # 278 40th

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