Fruita, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 12,724 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +96.4%
Males: 6,356  (50.0%)
Females: 6,368  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81507, 81521, 81524.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,764 (it was $32,929 in 2000)
Fruita:

$50,764
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,760 (it was $16,024 in 2000)

Fruita city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $206,847 (it was $101,600 in 2000)
Fruita:

$206,847
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $228,853; Detached houses: $248,027; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,464; In 2-unit structures: $122,888; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,132; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,656; Mobile homes: $64,398; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $59,897

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,029.

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  • Races in Fruita, CO (2010)

    Fruita races chart
    • 10,71384.7%White alone
    • 1,51212.0%Hispanic
    • 1741.4%Two or more races
    • 760.6%American Indian alone
    • 820.6%Asian alone
    • 590.5%Black alone
    • 170.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 130.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fruita: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.3%), German (14.5%), Irish (10.8%), United States (6.2%), French (2.7%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/18/1894

Elevation: 4503 feet

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 2,143 people per square mile   (low).

Fruita,CO real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fruita:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fruita city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

521 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This city:

4.1%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Fruita, Colorado as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fruita to the number of sex offenders is 977 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,079 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,213 (0.6%)

Fruita satellite photo by USGS

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: -3,321 (-26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,319 (21.5%)

Area code: 970

Fruita household income distribution Fruita home values distribution

Crime rates in Fruita by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 03346
per 100,000 0.042.842.254.580.0
Robberies 22313
per 100,000 28.928.542.213.640.0
Assaults 0152446
per 100,000 0.0214.0337.354.580.0
Burglaries 4332336560
per 100,000 622.3456.6463.8884.8799.9
Thefts 215147138169213
per 100,000 3,111.42,097.61,939.62,300.62,839.6
Auto thefts 131213148
per 100,000 188.1171.2182.7190.6106.7
Arson 31611
per 100,000 43.414.384.313.613.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.4) 202.8227.5252.2240.8285.6

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Crime rate in Fruita detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Colorado average:

2.28

Fruita tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,108 (+48.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fruita, Colorado

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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 the city 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 Fruita 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 the city 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 Fruita 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 (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

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

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 school in Fruita:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fruita:

See full list of schools located in Fruita, School District: MESA COUNTY VALLEY 51

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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).

Mesa 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 96.4. This is worse than average.

City:

96.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0166. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Fruita, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Fruita compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fruita, Colorado:

  • Fruita Comfort Inn, 400 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521 , Phone: (970) 858-1333, Fax: (970) 858-1108
  • Super 8, 399 Jurassic Ave, Fruita, CO 81521 , Phone: (970) 858-0808, Fax: (970) 858-3548
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Fruita, 570 Raptor Rd, Fruita, CO 81521 , Phone: (970) 858-8850, Fax: (970) 858-8849
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fruita, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Colorado average:

11.4

Fruita travel time to work - commute Fruita mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Fruita:

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Religion statistics for Fruita city (based on Mesa County data)

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
Mesa County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mesa County:

19.9%
Colorado:

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

11.1%
State:

9.6%
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
Financial Administration 4$22,386$67,1581$1,377
Other Government Administration 16$40,632$30,4741$1,541
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,519
Police Protection - Officers 17$85,206$60,1450$0
Police - Other 3$8,465$33,8603$4,147
Streets and Highways 8$31,399$47,0990$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,945$35,3400$0
Sewerage 6$22,579$45,1580$0
Parks and Recreation 12$41,230$41,23061$43,080
Other and Unallocable 5$16,461$39,5060$0
Totals for Government 72$271,303$45,21768$51,664

Fruita government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $379,000 ($29.79)
    Sewerage: $200,000 ($15.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $162,000 ($12.73)
    General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($7.47)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $759,000 ($59.65)
    Central Staff Services: $495,000 ($38.90)
    Regular Highways: $350,000 ($27.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $347,000 ($27.27)
    Sewerage: $295,000 ($23.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $185,000 ($14.54)
    General Public Buildings: $124,000 ($9.75)
    General - Other: $101,000 ($7.94)
    Financial Administration: $73,000 ($5.74)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($4.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($4.40)
    Private Transit Subsidies: $21,000 ($1.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $115,000 ($9.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $145,000 ($11.40)
    Police Protection: $127,000 ($9.98)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($6.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $66,000 ($5.19)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.47)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.39)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.16)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,315,000 ($103.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($5.34)

Fruita government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $415,000 ($32.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000 ($14.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $113,000 ($8.88)
    All Other: $53,000 ($4.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $245,000 ($19.25)
    All Other: $62,000 ($4.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,338,000 ($105.16)
    All Other: $141,000 ($11.08)
    Highways: $10,000 ($0.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $185,000 ($14.54)
    General Revenue, NEC: $150,000 ($11.79)
    Rents: $149,000 ($11.71)
    Special Assessments: $41,000 ($3.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($3.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $246,000 ($19.33)
    Highways: $246,000 ($19.33)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $896,000 ($70.42)
    Property: $367,000 ($28.84)
    Public Utilities: $122,000 ($9.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $54,000 ($4.24)
    Motor Vehicle License: $24,000 ($1.89)
    NEC: $16,000 ($1.26)
    Tobacco Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Fruita government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,577,000 ($123.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,814,000 ($221.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,310,000 ($181.55)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $685,000 ($53.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $762,000 ($59.89)
    Other, NEC: $91,000 ($7.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $413,000 ($32.46)
    Water Utilities: $130,000 ($10.22)

Fruita government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,011,000 ($236.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $133,000 ($10.45)

5.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($360 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, CO  0.37% ($43,131 average AGI)
from Delta County, CO  0.25% ($30,644)
from Montrose County, CO  0.23% ($28,017)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($308 average AGI)
Mesa County:

0.05%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  0.24% ($44,767 average AGI)
to Garfield County, CO  0.24% ($42,773)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.20% ($36,981)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fruita fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 60m197ftTotal length
  • $900,000Total costs
  • 91,874Total average daily traffic
  • 10,514Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 81960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fruita, CO

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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:
  • Lat: 39.253972 Lon: -108.718111, Call Sign: WPXY262
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.512 MHz, 466.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2003, Expiration Date: 06/30/2013, Certifier: Glen Manly
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • 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 Broadcast 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 E Sherwood Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81501, Phone: (970) 242-9230, Fax: (970) 245-7551, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 108
  • Hazardous Condition: 37
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Fruita

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fruita, CO
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
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

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 (81524) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #60 (81524) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries"
  • #62 (81524) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of South African first ancestries"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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