Fruita, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 13,294 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +105.2%
Males: 6,362  (47.9%)
Females: 6,932  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81507, 81521, 81524.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,426 (it was $32,929 in 2000)
Fruita:

$48,426
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,343 (it was $16,024 in 2000)

Fruita city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $202,129 (it was $101,600 in 2000)
Fruita:

$202,129
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $295,800; detached houses: $311,763; townhouses or other attached units: $321,256; in 2-unit structures: $261,113; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $33,737; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,454; mobile homes: $87,807; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $55,483

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,153.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fruita: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.7%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Fruita, CO (2017)
    • 10,50480.3%White alone
    • 2,07815.9%Hispanic
    • 2231.7%American Indian alone
    • 1401.1%Two or more races
    • 210.2%Black alone
    • 310.2%Asian alone
    • 240.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Fruita, Colorado as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fruita is 432 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Fruita by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.8)
3
(42.2)
4
(54.5)
6
(80.0)
5
(38.9)
1
(7.8)
11
(86.5)
3
(23.5)
4
(31.3)
4
(31.2)
6
(46.3)
5
(37.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(28.9)
2
(28.5)
3
(42.2)
1
(13.6)
3
(40.0)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.6)
2
(15.7)
2
(15.7)
3
(23.5)
3
(23.4)
3
(23.1)
2
(14.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
15
(214.0)
24
(337.3)
4
(54.5)
6
(80.0)
5
(38.9)
14
(108.9)
7
(55.0)
20
(156.9)
14
(109.5)
9
(70.2)
16
(123.4)
23
(171.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(622.3)
32
(456.6)
33
(463.8)
65
(884.8)
60
(799.9)
52
(404.7)
38
(295.7)
34
(267.2)
43
(337.4)
49
(383.1)
49
(382.1)
36
(277.5)
51
(380.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
215
(3,111)
147
(2,098)
138
(1,940)
169
(2,301)
213
(2,840)
215
(1,673)
195
(1,517)
158
(1,242)
164
(1,287)
167
(1,306)
134
(1,045)
131
(1,010)
159
(1,187)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(188.1)
12
(171.2)
13
(182.7)
14
(190.6)
8
(106.7)
8
(62.3)
13
(101.2)
9
(70.7)
9
(70.6)
6
(46.9)
1
(7.8)
5
(38.5)
7
(52.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(43.4)
1
(14.3)
6
(84.3)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.3)
9
(70.0)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.7)
4
(31.4)
4
(31.3)
7
(54.6)
2
(15.4)
3
(22.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)191.8215.2238.5227.7270.1157.1122.2158.9135.7152.4115.2131.5147.1

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City-data.com crime index in Fruita, CO

Crime rate in Fruita detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (11.0%), American (10.6%), English (10.2%), Italian (4.8%), European (4.4%), Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/18/1894

Elevation: 4503 feet

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 2,239 people per square mile   (low).

Fruita, Colorado map

569 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

4.3%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,153 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,109 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (173.4 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (197.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (431.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Loma, CO (2.3 miles ),
Redlands, CO (2.6 miles ),
Grand Junction, CO (3.2 miles ),
Orchard Mesa, CO (3.7 miles ),
Fruitvale, CO (3.7 miles ),
Clifton, CO (3.9 miles ),
Palisade, CO (4.5 miles ),
Glade Park-Gateway, CO (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.16 N, Longitude: 108.72 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of Mike the Headless Chicken

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,579 (-19.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,236 (21.3%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Fruita, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fruita, CO in 2017
Fruita satellite photo by USGS

Fruita tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Fruita, CO
Historical housing units in Fruita, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +2,108 (+48.2%).
Most common industries in Fruita, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.6%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Fruita, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)

Average climate in Fruita, Colorado

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Fruita, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 37.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0105. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0105
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Fruita-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 267% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 475.1 miles away from Fruita center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 429.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 278.9 miles away from Fruita 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 552.7 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
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 533.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 506.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mesa County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fruita topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fruita:

  • FAMILY HEALTH WEST (provides emergency services, 228 NORTH CHERRY ST)
  • FAMILY HEALTH WEST HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 WEST OTTLEY AVENUE)
  • FAMILY HEALTH WEST NURSING HOME (228 NORTH CHERRY STREET)

Amtrak station near Fruita:

  • 11 miles: GRAND JUNCTION (339 S. 1ST ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fruita:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 12 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 80 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 106 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 139 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Snow College (about 154 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • San Juan College (about 168 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 171 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)

Public high schools in Fruita:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fruita:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Lower Valley Fire Protection District Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adobe Creek (A), Little Salt Wash (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dinamation International Society-Dinosr Dscvry MSM (Museums; 550 Jurassic Court), Museums - Museum of Western Colorado- Dinosaur Journey (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 550 Jurassic Court), Mesa Amusements Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1082 Kiefer Avenue), Colorado Welcome Center (340 Highway 340).

Hotels: H Motel (333 Highway 6 And 50), Comfort Inn of Fruita (400 Jurassic Court), Balanced Rock Motel (126 South Coulson Street), La Quinta Inn and Suites Fruita (570 Raptor Road).

Birthplace of: Daven Harmeling - College basketball player (Washington State Cougars), Jon Rakiecki - College basketball player (Colorado State Rams).

Mesa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.1%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
196 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
233 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Fruita (2011 data):

  • Grand Valley Bank: Fruita Branch at 452 South Maple, branch established on 1995/08/28. Info updated 2009/01/13: Bank assets: $264.2 mil, Deposits: $230.2 mil, headquarters in Heber City, UT, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Porter Mountain Iii, Lllp
  • Alpine Bank: Fruita Branch at 125 N. Park Square, branch established on 2006/11/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fruita Branch at 412 Kokopelli Boulevard, branch established on 2005/07/08. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Fruita Branch at 141 North Park Square, branch established on 1946/04/06. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Fruita:

Marital status in Fruita, CO
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Fruita:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fruita
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Fruita:

(Fruita, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Fruita, CO (based on Mesa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,05491
Other10,59330
Catholic7,9395
Mainline Protestant7,06221
Orthodox801
None95,995-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Here:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Mesa County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 101
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.6%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mesa County:

19.9%
State:

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

11.1%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.7%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.6%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.3%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fruita:

6.9
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.1%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Fruita:

57.0%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fruita, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$85,206$60,1450$0
Other Government Administration 16$40,632$30,4741$1,541
Parks and Recreation 12$41,230$41,23061$43,080
Streets and Highways 8$31,399$47,0990$0
Sewerage 6$22,579$45,1580$0
Other and Unallocable 5$16,461$39,5060$0
Financial Administration 4$22,386$67,1581$1,377
Police - Other 3$8,465$33,8603$4,147
Solid Waste Management 1$2,945$35,3400$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,519
Totals for Government 72$271,303$45,21768$51,664

Fruita government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $14,093,000 ($1060.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,568,000 ($117.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $990,000 ($74.47)
    Natural Resources - Other: $467,000 ($35.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($0.98)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($0.30)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $1,962,000 ($147.59)
    Police Protection: $1,628,000 ($122.46)
    Regular Highways: $969,000 ($72.89)
    Sewerage: $682,000 ($51.30)
    Central Staff Services: $650,000 ($48.89)
    General - Other: $576,000 ($43.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $536,000 ($40.32)
    Financial Administration: $373,000 ($28.06)
    General Public Buildings: $257,000 ($19.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $88,000 ($6.62)
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000 ($5.27)
    Health - Other: $62,000 ($4.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,503,000 ($113.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $217,000 ($16.32)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $44,000 ($3.31)
    Other - Financial Administration: $27,000 ($2.03)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $23,000 ($1.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $161,000 ($12.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($11.58)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($1.28)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,877,000 ($291.64)

Fruita government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,883,000 ($216.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,059,000 ($79.66)
    Other: $695,000 ($52.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $587,000 ($44.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $99,000 ($7.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $267,000 ($20.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,801,000 ($135.47)
    Highways: $689,000 ($51.83)
    Other: $12,000 ($0.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $820,000 ($61.68)
    Special Assessments: $259,000 ($19.48)
    Rents: $211,000 ($15.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $157,000 ($11.81)
    Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($3.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($3.31)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $965,000 ($72.59)
    Sewerage: $270,000 ($20.31)
    Other: $155,000 ($11.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $128,000 ($9.63)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($0.98)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,755,000 ($282.46)
    Property: $1,300,000 ($97.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $903,000 ($67.93)
    Severance: $398,000 ($29.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $381,000 ($28.66)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000 ($2.33)

Fruita government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,450,000 ($2591.39)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,965,000 ($2554.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $485,000 ($36.48)

Fruita government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,169,000 ($87.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,531,000 ($566.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,185,000 ($239.58)

6.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Garfield County, CO  0.37% ($46,281 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.25% ($57,972)
from Delta County, CO  0.23% ($40,710)


5.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Delta County, CO  0.25% ($37,540 average AGI)
to Garfield County, CO  0.25% ($37,115)
to Denver County, CO  0.23% ($59,803)
Businesses in Fruita, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La Quinta1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fruita:

  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTMM (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEXO (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fruita:

  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKL (107.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMGJ (93.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M.B.C. GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXY (104.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMOZ-FM (100.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING INC)
  • KMSA (91.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: MESA STATE COLLEGE)
  • KPRN (89.5 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC.)
  • KLFV (90.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAFM (88.1 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: GRAND VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO CO, INC)
  • KZKS-FM1 (105.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KJYE (92.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C 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)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTR-FM (96.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: LEGGETT BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KPRU (103.3 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fruita:

  • KREX-TV (Channel 5; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KKCO (Channel 11; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: EAGLE III BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K25FZ (Channel 25; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFQX (Channel 4; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: JOHN HARVEY REES)
  • K65CE (Channel 65; GRAND JUNCTION, ETC., CO; Owner: MESA COUNTY)
  • K67CJ (Channel 67; GRAND JUNCTION, ETC., CO; Owner: MESA COUNTY)
Fruita fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Fruita fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $713,000Total costs
  • 163,268Total average daily traffic
  • 21,721Total average daily truck traffic
  • 186,485Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fruita, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fruita, CO

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fruita)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Black Ridge Electronic Site (Lat: 39.066722 Lon: -108.745278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPZA320, Licensee ID: L00371727,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.187 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2003, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Richard C Dean, Registrant: Mbc Grand Broadcasting, Inc., 1360 East Sherwood Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81501, Phone: (970) 242-9230, Fax: (970) 245-7551, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 325 East Aspen (Lat: 39.159583 Lon: -108.730694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WXK697,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022, Registrant: Two Way Communications Inc, 2511 Belford Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, Phone: (970) 263-4508, Fax: (970) 241-1241, Email:
  • 228 N Cherry (Lat: 39.190528 Lon: -108.758444), Call Sign: KFQ966, Licensee ID: L00011138,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 05/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2002, Registrant: Lower Valley Hospital, 228 N Cherry, Fruita, CO 81521
  • 182 J 2/10 Rd (Lat: 39.154417 Lon: -108.715667), Call Sign: KNFR469, Licensee ID: L00038808,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2003, Expiration Date: 03/03/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2013, Registrant: Serve, Anthony:garlitz, Walter Dba Garlitz & Serve, Fruita, CO 81521
  • 1110 16 Rd (Lat: 39.165528 Lon: -108.753722), Type: Upole, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPIR881,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.150 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2005, Expiration Date: 11/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2012, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, Email:
  • 876 18 1/2 Road (Lat: 39.251194 Lon: -108.718111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WPXY262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.512 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 06/30/2023, Certifier: Glen Manly, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • 1949 J 2/10 Road (Lat: 39.152472 Lon: -108.075639), Call Sign: WQPX387, Licensee ID: L01719359,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2012, Expiration Date: 09/07/2022, Certifier: Richard G Rich, Registrant: Fire Team Security Inc, 516 Juniper St, Fruita, CO 81521, Phone: (888) 446-7416, Fax: (888) 720-5877, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fruita)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fruita)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED131$208,47733$192,460401$200,21716$73,9951$114,44029$169,80619$117,864
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$189,4804$157,35018$202,6291$125,3900$02$168,6101$113,830
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$183,3417$118,43678$211,8908$13,3150$07$212,6977$82,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$205,5135$247,49865$203,7272$15,2200$05$214,5063$111,190
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$210,4071$127,83011$189,1951$22,5200$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0015.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$279,24013$251,7210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$262,3505$237,2721$176,520
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$256,5650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$164,3501$177,7400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$384,7000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0015.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fruita, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fruita, CO - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 80. The highest number of fires - 108 took place in 2006, and the least - 60 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fruita, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (62.6%), and Structure Fires (24.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fruita, CO
    • 70362.6%Outside Fires
    • 26924.0%Structure Fires
    • 786.9%Other
    • 736.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fruita, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fruita, Colorado:

  • Fruita Comfort Inn, 400 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, Colorado 81521 , Phone: (970) 858-1333, Fax: (970) 858-1108
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Fruita, 570 Raptor Rd, Fruita, Colorado 81521 , Phone: (970) 858-8850, Fax: (970) 858-8849
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fruita, Colorado
Most common first names in Fruita, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5779.0 years
Mary5081.8 years
William4575.6 years
James3373.6 years
Charles3272.9 years
Robert3075.2 years
Dorothy2681.0 years
Ruth2680.7 years
Clarence2377.9 years
Raymond2277.6 years
Most common last names in Fruita, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2180.0 years
White2077.0 years
Jones1679.9 years
Johnson1675.1 years
Miller1279.7 years
Young1177.2 years
Martinez1177.1 years
Thompson1176.6 years
Barnes1177.5 years
Thomas1179.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fruita, CO
  • 84.4%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 1.6%Solar energy
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fruita, CO
  • 85.1%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used


Fruita compared to Colorado state average:

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

Fruita on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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