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Population in 2012: 1,095 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 

Males: 588  (53.7%)
Females: 507  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  30.5 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81635.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,360 (it was $31,208 in 2000)
Parachute:

$37,360
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,937

Parachute town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $185,996 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Parachute:

$185,996
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $189,305; Detached houses: $242,775; Townhouses or other attached units: $183,313; Mobile homes: $117,533

Median gross rent in 2012: $975.

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  • White alone - 587 (54.1%)
  • Hispanic - 440 (40.6%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parachute: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.0%), United States (8.8%), Irish (8.6%), English (7.2%), Norwegian (5.2%), Lithuanian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5090 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 926 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Parachute:

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parachute town:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

246 residents are foreign born

This town:  21.8%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Parachute, Colorado as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Parachute to the number of sex offenders is 548 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $675 (0.9%)

Parachute satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (153.6 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (165.6 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (466.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Battlement Mesa, CO (1.2 miles ), Grand Valley, CO (3.4 miles) , De Beque, CO (3.5 miles ), Collbran, CO (3.9 miles ), Rifle, CO (3.9 miles ), Silt, CO (4.7 miles ), Palisade, CO (5.4 miles ), New Castle, CO (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,900
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $37,400
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $48,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $167,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.45 N, Longitude: 108.05 W

Area code: 970

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Crime rates in Parachute by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 012211021110
per 100,000 0.094.9188.7187.492.389.70.0154.475.476.990.60.0
Robberies 000010210010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.092.30.0164.377.20.00.090.60.0
Assaults 286961422045
per 100,000 193.6759.0566.0843.5553.589.7328.7154.4150.80.0362.3455.4
Burglaries 814123518911996325
per 100,000 774.41328.31132.13280.21660.5807.2903.9695.0678.7461.2271.72276.9
Thefts 41384747482826261661918
per 100,000 3969.03605.34434.04404.94428.02511.22136.42007.71206.6461.21721.01639.3
Auto thefts 2634795132222
per 100,000 193.6569.3283.0374.9645.8807.2410.81003.9150.8153.7181.2182.1
Arson 010000121000
per 100,000 0.094.90.00.00.00.082.2154.475.40.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 251.8481.0512.1711.0525.1293.3279.5364.6186.9117.3258.6311.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.55
Colorado average:

2.23

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +337 (+50.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Parachute-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/2002 at 18:17:45, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Parachute center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/20/1995 at 12:46:16, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Parachute center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Parachute:

  • 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)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parachute:

  • Mesa State College (about 38 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 88 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 151 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 153 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (about 153 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 27,408)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 156 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 3,082)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 163 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 2,438)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Parachute:

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Notable locations in Parachute: Parachute Fire Department (A), Parachute Police Department (B), Parachute Town Hall (C), Parachute Branch Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Russey-Hurlburt Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Cache Creek Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 7962 County Road 301).

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (221 Grand Valley Way).

 
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
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AQI  PM10 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average.
City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.9. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

22.1
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

28.3


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.1%
(30.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 26.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.2%
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: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Parachute, CO

Parachute compared to Colorado state average:

Parachute, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Parachute (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Battlement Mesa Branch at 71 Sipprelle Drive, Unit 2, branch established on 2007/12/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Alpine Bank: Battlement Mesa Branch at 82 Sipparelle Drive, branch established on 1992/02/10. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Parachute, Colorado:

  • Holiday Inn Express - Parachute, 221 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, CO 81635 , Phone: (970) 285-2330, Fax: (970) 285-2331
  • Candlewood Suites, 233 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, CO 81635 , Phone: (970) 285-9880, Fax: (970) 285-9879
  • Comfort Inn And Suites, 228 Railroad Ave, Parachute, CO 81635 , Phone: (816) 925-0501
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Parachute, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Parachute travel time to work - commute


Parachute mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Parachute town (based on Garfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here27.9%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$12,530$75,1800$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,224$62,6887$4,984
Judicial and Legal 1$2,194$26,3280$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$17,940$35,8800$0
Police - Other 1$3,240$38,8800$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,112$25,3440$0
Sewerage 1$3,416$40,9920$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,518$33,1080$0
Water Supply 1$6,172$74,0640$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,226$50,7120$0
Totals for Government 17$62,572$44,1687$4,984

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $386,000 ($352.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($4.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $286,000 ($261.19)
    Sewerage: $204,000 ($186.30)
    Water Utilities: $198,000 ($180.82)
    Financial Administration: $122,000 ($111.42)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($103.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($58.45)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($46.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($29.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $353,000 ($322.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($4.57)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $235,000 ($214.61)
    All Other: $63,000 ($57.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000 ($68.49)
    General Support: $18,000 ($16.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $53,000 ($48.40)
    General Support: $11,000 ($10.05)
    Highways: $2,000 ($1.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $54,000 ($49.32)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($10.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $242,000 ($221.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $168,000 ($153.42)
    Highways: $27,000 ($24.66)
    All Other: $5,000 ($4.57)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $451,000 ($411.87)
    Property: $61,000 ($55.71)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($18.26)
    NEC: $19,000 ($17.35)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($3.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $158,000 ($144.29)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,000 ($11.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($6.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $151,000 ($137.90)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($6.39)
    Other, NEC: $6,000 ($5.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $703,000 ($642.01)

11.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.79%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Eagle County, CO  1.02% ($71,077 average AGI)
from Mesa County, CO  0.90% ($36,248)
from Pitkin County, CO  0.71% ($92,299)


9.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Colorado average:

10.03%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($374 average AGI)
Garfield County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mesa County, CO  1.51% ($48,260 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  0.59% ($64,211)
to Pitkin County, CO  0.39% ($34,306)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parachute:

  • 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 Parachute:

  • 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)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KAYW (98.1 FM; MEEKER, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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 Parachute:

  • K11PR (Channel 11; GRAND VALLEY, CO; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K28HA (Channel 28; GRAND VALLEY, CO; Owner: ROCKY MTN. PUBLIC BROADCASTING. NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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 Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Parachute)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Doghead 5.5 Mi Se (Lat: 39.442750 Lon: -107.966472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPKB936
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2002, Expiration Date: 01/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2010, Certifier: James H Stevens
    Registrant: Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority, 585 E 1 St, Rifle, CO 81650, Phone: (970) 625-8095, Fax: (970) 625-8282, Email:
  • Old Mtn S Rim Of E Fork Parachute Crk Canyon (Lat: 39.573306 Lon: -108.076472), Call Sign: KNFB518
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/1997, Expiration Date: 03/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2002
    Registrant: Union Oil Company Of California Dba Unocal, Parachute, CO 81635, Phone: (213) 977-6443
  • Doghead Mountain 4.7 Mi E (Lat: 39.442556 Lon: -107.967583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPBU838
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.495 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/10/2023, 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: 39.494833 Lon: -108.158306, Call Sign: WQFW864
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2006, Expiration Date: 10/24/2016, Certifier: Rob Gailey
    Registrant: Wpx Energy Rocky Mountain, LLC, Tulsa, OK 74172, Phone: (539) 573-3333, Fax: (303) 629-8249, Email:
  • Lat: 39.449694 Lon: -108.051389, Call Sign: WQKX997
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2009, Expiration Date: 10/23/2019, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak
    Registrant: Keller & Heckman, LLP, 1001 G St., N.W., Ste. 500 W., Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • MP 406.6, Mp 406.6 (Lat: 39.420194 Lon: -108.080306), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQPV224
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.455 MHz, 160.920 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2012, Expiration Date: 08/22/2022, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parachute)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1234G , Serial Number: 24-1614, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Westco Air LLC, 52 Valley View Pl, Parachute, CO 81635
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 358N , Serial Number: 32032, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Charles Ernest Covert, Hwy 6 & 24 Po Box 383, Parachute, CO 81625
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4520T , Serial Number: 28-7105216, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Tom R Martin, Po Box 632, Parachute, CO 81635
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71317 , Serial Number: 18259575, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth W Bell, 401 Battlement Creek Trl, Parachute, CO 81635
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9310B , Serial Number: 55110, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Donald R Throm, 1689 County Road 300, Parachute, CO 81635


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 43
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Parachute


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

Most common first names in Parachute, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert2172.1 years
William1973.0 years
John1777.5 years
Richard1474.3 years
James1373.3 years
George1278.2 years
Donald1070.6 years
Charles977.1 years
Betty973.8 years
Albert876.4 years
Most common last names in Parachute, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hayward672.7 years
Anderson575.1 years
Jones577.2 years
Allen585.6 years
Lindauer580.2 years
Robinson575.8 years
Smith577.0 years
Wilson584.4 years
Johnson477.8 years
Christensen477.8 years
Businesses in Parachute, CO
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Holiday Inn2UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1

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