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: 461
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,025
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 195
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 16,336
Daytime Population: Workers 3,864
Daytime Population: Residents 8,927
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,791
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 16,094
Population in Familes 13,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density2 189
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $64,605
Average Household Income $85,536
Per Capita Income $31,958


Total Housing Units 6,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,462 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,537 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $313,351
Average Home Value $350,913


Total Households 5,999
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 4,403
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.62%
Households 0.52% 0.53%
Families 0.49% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Fruita, CO 81521 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81521 to the other 503 ZIP Codes in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 132 74th
Population Density # 172 66th
Diversity Index # 264 48th
Median Household Income # 163 68th
Per Capita Income # 211 58th

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