Parachute, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 1,096 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.9%
 
Males: 552  (50.4%)
Females: 544  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81635.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,240 (it was $31,208 in 2000)
Parachute:

$36,240
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,348 (it was $14,114 in 2000)

Parachute town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,957 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Parachute:

$170,957
CO:

$240,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $897.

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  • Races in Parachute, CO (2010)

    Parachute races chart
    • 58754.1%White alone
    • 44040.6%Hispanic
    • 232.1%Two or more races
    • 211.9%American Indian alone
    • 111.0%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Parachute: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.1%), Irish (9.1%), English (7.4%), United States (7.4%), Lithuanian (2.6%), Dutch (1.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5090 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 927 people per square mile   (low).

Parachute,CO real estate house value index trend

Parachute, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Parachute:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parachute town:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

176 residents are foreign born (14.4% Latin America).

This town:

16.5%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Parachute, Colorado as of September 04, 2015.
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 2013: $736 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $591 (0.7%)

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+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (158.2 miles , pop. 450,166).

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
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $275,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.45 N, Longitude: 108.05 W

Area code: 970

Parachute household income distribution Parachute home values distribution

Crime rates in Parachute by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0122110211101
per 100,000 0.094.9188.7187.492.389.70.0154.475.476.990.60.090.9
Robberies 0000102100101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.092.30.0164.377.20.00.090.60.090.9
Assaults 2869614220454
per 100,000 193.6759.0566.0843.5553.589.7328.7154.4150.80.0362.3455.4363.6
Burglaries 81412351891199632511
per 100,000 774.41,328.31,132.13,280.21,660.5807.2903.9695.0678.7461.2271.72,276.91,000.0
Thefts 4138474748282626166191810
per 100,000 3,969.03,605.34,434.04,404.94,428.02,511.22,136.42,007.71,206.6461.21,721.01,639.3909.1
Auto thefts 26347951322221
per 100,000 193.6569.3283.0374.9645.8807.2410.81,003.9150.8153.7181.2182.190.9
Arson 0100001210000
per 100,000 0.094.90.00.00.00.082.2154.475.40.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 251.8481.1512.2711.1525.2293.3279.6364.7187.0117.4258.7311.6269.9

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Crime rate in Parachute detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.55
Colorado average:

2.28
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +337 (+50.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Parachute, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Parachute-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 226% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 436.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 505.8 miles away from Parachute center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 291.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 275.5 miles away from Parachute 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 593.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Hospitals and 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)

Airports and heliports located in Parachute:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parachute:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 37 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 40 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 88 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 151 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 152 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 153 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 156 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)

Public high school in Parachute:

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
(lower is better)

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

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.6%
(33.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for other race residents, 30.4% 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

Parachute, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Parachute compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Colorado average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,3686
Evangelical Protestant5,10840
Other2,29312
Mainline Protestant1,73312
None40,887-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$15,370$61,4800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$860
Judicial and Legal 1$4,496$53,9521$2,638
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,532$51,6770$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,508$42,0960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,012$36,1441$512
Water Supply 2$10,248$61,4880$0
Totals for Government 13$58,166$53,6929$4,010

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $386,000 ($352.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($4.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $286,000 ($260.95)
    Sewerage: $204,000 ($186.13)
    Water Utilities: $198,000 ($180.66)
    Financial Administration: $122,000 ($111.31)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($103.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($58.39)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($46.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($29.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $353,000 ($322.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($4.56)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $235,000 ($214.42)
    All Other: $63,000 ($57.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000 ($68.43)
    General Support: $18,000 ($16.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $53,000 ($48.36)
    General Support: $11,000 ($10.04)
    Highways: $2,000 ($1.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $54,000 ($49.27)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($10.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $242,000 ($220.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $168,000 ($153.28)
    Highways: $27,000 ($24.64)
    All Other: $5,000 ($4.56)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $451,000 ($411.50)
    Property: $61,000 ($55.66)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($18.25)
    NEC: $19,000 ($17.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($3.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $158,000 ($144.16)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,000 ($11.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($6.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $151,000 ($137.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($6.39)
    Other, NEC: $6,000 ($5.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $703,000 ($641.42)

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

Here:

7.86%
Colorado average:

9.68%

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

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.09%

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


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

Here:

9.28%
Colorado average:

9.12%

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

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

Strongest AM radio stations in 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 10,950Total average daily traffic
  • 1,642Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,877Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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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