Orchard Mesa, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Orchard Mesa, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Orchard Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 7,252 as of July 1, 2018. Orchard Mesa 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 Orchard Mesa is located at latitude 39.0372 and longitude -108.5215 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the Orchard Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,649 feet.

The Orchard Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408997) 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 Orchard Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Grand Junction Division of Mesa County.

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Orchard Mesa, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,252
Population in Households 7,240
Population in Familes 6,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,862
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $56,617
Average Household Income $72,519
Per Capita Income $27,308


Total Housing Units 2,827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,047 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 698 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $273,308
Average Home Value $319,526


Total Households 2,745
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,998
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 1.0%
Households 0.61% 0.96%
Families 0.61% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Orchard Mesa, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orchard Mesa to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 87 81st
Population Density # 93 80th
Diversity Index # 181 61st
Median Household Income # 223 52nd
Per Capita Income # 276 40th

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