Orchard Mesa, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Orchard Mesa, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Orchard Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 7,098 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orchard Mesa 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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Orchard Mesa, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,098
Daytime Population: Workers 661
Daytime Population: Residents 3,983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,644
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 7,086
Population in Familes 5,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,822
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $55,822
Average Household Income $73,129
Per Capita Income $27,505


Total Housing Units 2,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,051 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 635 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $261,871
Average Home Value $290,220


Total Households 2,685
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,958
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 0.5% 0.71%
Households 0.39% 0.65%
Families 0.42% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 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 # 87 81st
Population Density # 92 80th
Diversity Index # 181 61st
Median Household Income # 224 51st
Per Capita Income # 262 43rd

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