Fruitvale, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fruitvale, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Fruitvale Census Designated Place had a population of 7,902 as of July 1, 2017. Fruitvale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fruitvale is located at latitude 39.0933 and longitude -108.4789 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the Fruitvale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,669 feet.

The Fruitvale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408269) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fruitvale Census Designated Place is located within Grand Junction Division of Mesa County.

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

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


Total Population 7,902
Daytime Population: Workers 1,108
Daytime Population: Residents 4,455
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,563
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 7,902
Population in Familes 6,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,719
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $59,020
Average Household Income $75,424
Per Capita Income $28,953


Total Housing Units 3,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,563 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 497 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $249,917
Average Home Value $262,032


Total Households 3,060
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,235
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 0.39% 0.44%
Households 0.29% 0.38%
Families 0.19% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Fruitvale, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitvale 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 # 80 83rd
Population Density # 45 90th
Diversity Index # 215 53rd
Median Household Income # 195 58th
Per Capita Income # 222 52nd

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