Parachute, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parachute, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Parachute had a population of 1,137 as of July 1, 2017. Parachute ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parachute is located at latitude 39.45 and longitude -108.0555 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Parachute (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,092 feet.

The Town of Parachute (GNIS ID: 2413110) 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 Parachute is located within West Garfield Division of Garfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parachute population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parachute: Grand Valley.

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Parachute, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,137
Daytime Population: Workers 832
Daytime Population: Residents 637
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,469
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 1,137
Population in Familes 906
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 707
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $38,218
Average Household Income $46,423
Per Capita Income $15,858


Total Housing Units 553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (31.3%)
Median Home Value $202,727
Average Home Value $228,375


Total Households 380
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.65% 0.73%
Households 0.33% 0.62%
Families 0.39% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.23%

Parachute, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parachute to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 202 56th
Population Density # 240 48th
Diversity Index # 26 95th
Median Household Income # 383 17th
Per Capita Income # 451 2nd

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