Fruita, CO 81521 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Fruita, CO 81521

Not Acceptable, USPS
Colorado National Monument, CO 81521

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 446
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,954
  • 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

Fruita, CO 81521 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81521 to the other 488 ZIP Codes 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 # 130 74th
Population Density1 # 200 59th
Diversity Index2 # 246 50th
Median Household Income # 192 61st
Per Capita Income # 253 48th

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Fruita, CO 81521 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,961
Population in Households 15,719
Population in Familes 13,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density1 95
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 5,916
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,366 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,550 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $222,606
Average Home Value $239,029


Median Household Income $55,721
Average Household Income $70,623
Per Capita Income $26,441
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.84% 0.41%
Households 0.75% 0.39%
Families 0.64% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

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