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Palisade, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Palisade had a population of 2,967 as of July 1, 2019. Palisade 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 Palisade is located at latitude 39.1103 and longitude -108.3509 in Mesa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Palisade encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mesa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,728 feet.

The Town of Palisade (GNIS ID: 2413101) 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 Palisade is located within Clifton Division of Mesa County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palisade: Palisades.

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Palisade, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Palisade, CO Housing Affordability Index is 96
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Palisade, CO Wealth Index is 52
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,967
Population in Households 2,876
Population in Families 2,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density 2,526
Diversity Index1 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,459
Average Household Income $59,511
Per Capita Income $26,300
Wealth Index3 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 728 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 575 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $244,872
Housing Affordability Index2 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,303
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 726
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.9% 0.78%
Households 0.89% 0.83%
Families 0.77% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   3.8%

Palisade, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palisade to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 145 69th
Population Density # 53 89th
Diversity Index # 217 52nd
Median Household Income # 365 21st
Per Capita Income # 318 31st

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