Battlement Mesa, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 4,471. Population change since 2000: +27.9%
Males: 2,113  (47.3%)
Females: 2,358  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81635.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,121 (it was $36,680 in 2000)
Battlement Mesa:

$68,121
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,943 (it was $18,653 in 2000)

Battlement Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $236,487 (it was $136,100 in 2000)
Battlement Mesa:

$236,487
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $239,736; Detached houses: $281,225; Townhouses or other attached units: $280,891; In 2-unit structures: $100,043; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $346,304; Mobile homes: $89,398

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,124.

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  • White alone - 3,525 (78.8%)
  • Hispanic - 792 (17.7%)
  • Two or more races - 61 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 58 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.2%)

Races in Battlement Mesa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Battlement Mesa: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.0%), English (18.3%), Irish (10.0%), United States (6.6%), French (4.2%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5800 feet

Land area: 8.07 square miles.

Population density: 554 people per square mile   (low).

Battlement Mesa,CO real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Battlement Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Battlement Mesa CDP:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 68.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

421 residents are foreign born

This place:  8.4%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $697 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $763 (0.3%)

Battlement Mesa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (153.0 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (157.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (466.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Parachute, CO (1.2 miles ), De Beque, CO (3.5 miles ), Grand Valley, CO (3.6 miles ), Collbran, CO (3.8 miles ), Rifle, CO (3.9 miles ), Silt, CO (4.7 miles ), New Castle, CO (5.3 miles ), Palisade, CO (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.44 N, Longitude: 108.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Battlement Mesa household income distribution Battlement Mesa home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Battlement Mesa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Battlement Mesa, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Battlement Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 225% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 437.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 506.9 miles away from Battlement Mesa center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 293.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 276.9 miles away from Battlement Mesa center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 594.1 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garfield County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Battlement Mesa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Battlement Mesa:

  • E DENE MOORE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RIFLE, CO)
  • COLORADO STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME-RIFLE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RIFLE, CO)
  • GRAND RIVER MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; RIFLE, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Battlement Mesa:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 37 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 39 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 86 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 150 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 152 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 153 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 155 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)

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Notable location: Grand Valley Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Battlement Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Battlement Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Garfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Battlement Mesa and their reported violations in the past:

BATTLEMENT MESA MD (Population served: 4,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2010)
  • 53 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.6%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
25 people in nursing homes in 2000

Battlement Mesa compared to Colorado state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Battlement Mesa travel time to work - commute Battlement Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Battlement Mesa CDP (based on Garfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here: 27.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents44.1%9.8%7.3%4.7%4.4%
Congregations10.2%6.1%8.2%8.2%8.2%
NameNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.2%4.2%3.4%2.7%15.2%
Congregations8.2%4.1%2.0%6.1%38.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Garfield County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Garfield County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Garfield County:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

15.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.9%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Garfield County:

15.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.3%
State:

9.6%

7.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Garfield County:

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mesa County, CO  0.70% ($42,773 average AGI)
from Eagle County, CO  0.67% ($41,203)
from Pitkin County, CO  0.65% ($39,950)


9.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.28%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mesa County, CO  1.06% ($43,131 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  0.54% ($36,060)
to Denver County, CO  0.44% ($31,220)

Strongest AM radio stations in Battlement Mesa:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KRGS (690 AM; 1 kW; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Battlement Mesa:

  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • KJYE (92.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAYW (98.1 FM; MEEKER, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Battlement Mesa:

  • K28HA (Channel 28; GRAND VALLEY, CO; Owner: ROCKY MTN. PUBLIC BROADCASTING. NETWORK, INC.)
  • K11PR (Channel 11; GRAND VALLEY, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K07JM (Channel 7; GRAND VALLEY, ETC., CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K02HW (Channel 2; GRAND VALLEY, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K13QZ (Channel 13; GRAND VALLEY, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K45AF (Channel 45; PARACHUTE, ETC., CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K26FK (Channel 26; RULISON, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K61BN (Channel 61; RULISON, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MT. PUBLIC B/C NETWORK,INC)
  • K63BM (Channel 63; RULISON, ETC., CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K68BR (Channel 68; RULISON, ETC., CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 39.428083 Lon: -108.038778, Call Sign: WQAA267
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2004, Expiration Date: 04/20/2014, Certifier: Bruce Smith
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 39.455917 Lon: -107.984472, Call Sign: WQPT445
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.512 MHz, 466.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2012, Expiration Date: 08/10/2022, Certifier: Doug Choate
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0TDV, Licensee ID: L00519247
    Grant Date: 05/23/2002, Expiration Date: 06/23/2012
    Registrant: Donald D Breier Iii, Battlement Mesa, CO 81636

Businesses in Battlement Mesa, CO

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