Fruita, CO 81521 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81521: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fruita, CO 81521

Not Acceptable, USPS
Colorado National Monument, CO 81521

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 466
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,991
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 198
  • County: Mesa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.165, Longitude -108.721
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fruita, CO 81521 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 16,371
Population in Households 16,126
Population in Familes 13,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 245
Population Density1 338
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 6,058
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,453
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,471 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,587 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $233,355
Average Home Value $252,634


Median Household Income $59,016
Average Household Income $75,603
Per Capita Income $28,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.61%
Households 0.68% 0.58%
Families 0.62% 0.55%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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 81521 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81521 to the other 500 ZIP Codes 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 # 130 74th
Population Density1 # 161 68th
Diversity Index2 # 261 48th
Median Household Income # 185 63rd
Per Capita Income # 254 49th

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