Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Mesa County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2017: 151,616 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 116,255 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,788
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,718
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,306
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,589 (it was 12,517 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

34%

Land area: 3328 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mesa County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Mesa County, CO (2017)
    • 123,181106.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 22,07819.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,8341.6%Two or more races
    • 1,8021.6%Asian alone
    • 1,1101.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8260.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6260.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1590.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Males: 75,252  (49.6%)
Females: 76,364  (50.4%)
Average household size:
Mesa County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,742 ($35,864 in 1999)
This county:

$52,742
Colorado:

$69,117

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $798 (lower quartile is $610, upper quartile is $1,049)
This county:

$798
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $226,400 (it was $113,800 in 2000)
Mesa:

$226,400
Colorado:

$348,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $154,500 - $336,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $311,763
Here:

$311,763
State:

$425,440

Townhouses or other attached units: $321,256
Here:

$321,256
State:

$344,412

In 2-unit structures: $261,113
Here:

$261,113
State:

$378,437

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $33,737
Here:

$33,737
State:

$275,556

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,454
Here:

$134,454
State:

$310,089

Mobile homes: $87,807
Here:

$87,807
State:

$80,946

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,483
Here:

$55,483
State:

$90,585

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,235
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 1,422

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 410
  • Thefts: 1031
  • Auto thefts: 179
Mesa County, CO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 965 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1998: 1105 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 1999: 1232 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2000: 1132 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2001: 1146 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2002: 1287 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2003: 1428 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2004: 1366 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2005: 1471 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2006: 1426 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2007: 1310 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2008: 692 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2009: 363 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2010: 348 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2011: 289 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2012: 323 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2013: 440 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2014: 452 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2015: 446 buildings, average cost: $248,100
  • 2016: 498 buildings, average cost: $231,500
  • 2017: 665 buildings, average cost: $199,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Mesa, CO residents
Average permit cost in Mesa, CO
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,014 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $938 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Mesa, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mesa, CO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mesa, CO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.2%
Mesa County:

16.2%
Colorado:

10.3%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 35.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.0 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.3 years old, Black residents: 26.4 years old, American Indian residents: 68.3 years old, Asian residents: 44.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.5 years old, Other race residents: 45.1 years old)

Area name: Grand Junction, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mesa County is $485 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $582 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $847 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grand Junction, Clifton, Redlands, Fruitvale, Fruita, Orchard Mesa, Palisade, Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, Glade Park-Gateway, Loma.

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

2018 air pollution in Mesa County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Mesa County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mesa County: South Thompson Creek Cow Camp (A), Thompson Creek Guard Station (B), Lambert Place (C), Yank Creek Cow Camp (D), East Maroon Portal Campground (E), East Maroon Trailhead (F), West Maroon Portal Campground (G), Aspen Mountain Electronic Site (H), Mountain Bell Reflector (I), Lost Man Forest Service Facility (J), Dinkle Lake Day Use Area (K), Saco (L), Freeman Mesa Campground (M), Dearhamer Campground (N), Meredith Forest Service Facility (O), Portal Campground (P), Lost Man Campground (Q), Upper Grottos Campground (R), Lincoln Gulch Campground (S), Grottos Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Mesa County: Saint Benedict Monastery (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Snowmass Lake (A), Siberia Lake (B), Lewis Lake (C), Dinkle Lake (D), Sioux Lake (E), Ruby Lakes (F), Grizzly Lake (G), Truro Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Grizzly Creek (A), Independence Creek (B), Tabor Creek (C), New York Creek (D), Bruin Creek (E), Truro Creek (F), Galena Creek (G), Lincoln Creek (H), Cooper Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mesa County: Tourtelotte Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Brown County, Illinois , Howard County, Maryland , Kent County, Maryland , Johnson County, Kansas , Marion County, Indiana , Sullivan County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Colorado:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Mesa, CO
County total employment by year in Mesa, CO
County average yearly wages by year in Mesa, CO

Current college students: 5,836
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,715 (48.8% naturalized citizens)

Mesa County:

5.1%
Whole state:

9.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5242010 or later
  • 1,3832000 to 2009
  • 1,3521990 to 1999
  • 6681980 to 1989
  • 4491970 to 1979
  • 857Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.7%

Mesa County marital status for males Mesa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 46,633
  • One, attached: 1,870
  • Two: 2,516
  • 3 or 4: 2,898
  • 5 to 9: 2,010
  • 10 to 19: 1,548
  • 20 to 49: 1,260
  • 50 or more: 1,468
  • Mobile homes: 6,126
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 75

Housing units in Mesa County with a mortgage: 27,747 (725 second mortgage, 2,210 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,304

Here:

65.9% with mortgage
State:

71.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mesa County

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-
Mesa County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Mesa County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

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
Mesa 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.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mesa County:

5.6%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Mesa County:

19.9%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Mesa County:

Average size of farms: 241 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,038
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $598.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,887
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.83%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,705
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.26%
Corn for grain: 2915 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3499 harvested acres
Vegetables: 734 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,410 acres

Tornado activity:

Mesa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 165446593.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Mesa County-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 256% 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 487.3 miles away from Mesa County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 439.9 miles away from the county 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 290.0 miles away from the county 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 559.7 miles away from the county 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 541.0 miles away from Mesa County center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 517.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Dierich Fire, Incident Period: June 09, 2002 to June 18, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 2422, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado SEVERE STORMS, MUDSLIDES, LANDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 27, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-719: July 27, 1984, FEMA Id: 719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought

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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mesa

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 54,560 (77.9%)
  • Carpooled: 6,001 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 375 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,007 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 771 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 2,154 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,859 (6.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • England (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Burma (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mesa County


  • German (14%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Mesa County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 823 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 712 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 357 people in nursing homes
  • 271 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 249 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 154 people in halfway houses
  • 148 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 142 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 99 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 78 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 77 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 44 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 38 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Mesa County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 1,353 people in college/university student housing
  • 663 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 447 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 331 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 298 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 182 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 122 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 66 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,340.

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($21,758 average AGI)
3.67% relocated from other states ($28,861 average AGI)
Mesa County:

3.67%
Colorado average:

4.99%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Montrose County, CO  0.22% ($31,315)
from Denver County, CO  0.19% ($52,019)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.18% ($47,466)
from Adams County, CO  0.15% ($51,353)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.66% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($20,139 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($26,148 average AGI)
Mesa County:

3.29%
Colorado average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garfield County, CO  0.25% ($37,115 average AGI)
to Delta County, CO  0.25% ($37,540)
to Denver County, CO  0.23% ($59,803)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.19% ($44,296)
to Montrose County, CO  0.18% ($36,573)
to Weld County, CO  0.18% ($64,838)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.17% ($46,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Mesa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Mesa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mesa County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mesa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mesa County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mesa County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mesa County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mesa County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mesa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,614 (20,270 aged, 3,344 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,197 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mesa County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,340)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,233)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,217)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,003)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (744)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (715)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (704)
  • Unspecified dementia (581)
  • Congestive heart failure (436)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (381)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 209.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 126.1
  • Poisoning - 32.1
  • Suffocation - 32.1
  • Other - 19.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 151,616
  • In family households: 119,453 (21,374 male householders, 18,111 female householders)
    30,733 spouses, 38,321 children (33,221 natural, 2,643 adopted, 2,457 stepchildren), 2,396 grandchildren, 1,154 brothers or sisters, 1,542 parents, 1,284 other relatives, 4,538 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,772 (10,522 male householders (8,328 living alone)), 11,756 female householders (10,113 living alone)), 6,494 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,391

Size of family households: 19,971 2-persons, 7,856 3-persons, 5,706 4-persons, 3,403 5-persons, 1,474 6-persons, 1,075 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,441 1-person, 3,112 2-persons, 287 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 95 5-persons, 232 6-persons.

21,591 married couples with children.
6,713 single-parent households (2,991 men, 3,722 women).

93.7% of residents of Mesa speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $696,385,000 ($5,472 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $46,696,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $338,743,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $124,251,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $736,000
Federal grants: $102,347,000
Federal procurement contracts: $58,289,000 ($25,278,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $72,018,000 ($3,150,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,312,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $217,865,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,272,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,231
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,245
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +687
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10,532
Here:

+81 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mesa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.01 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Mesa County, Colorado
  • Year house built in Mesa County, Colorado
  • 1,3412014 or later
  • 1,5692010 to 2013
  • 13,4862000 to 2009
  • 11,0061990 to 1999
  • 10,1971980 to 1989
  • 15,6411970 to 1979
  • 3,0421960 to 1969
  • 4,3851950 to 1959
  • 7781940 to 1949
  • 4,9591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mesa County, Colorado
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mesa County, Colorado
  • 01 room
  • 1682 rooms
  • 1,1133 rooms
  • 4,7414 rooms
  • 9,2415 rooms
  • 8,4806 rooms
  • 7,3257 rooms
  • 5,6838 rooms
  • 5,3009+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
  • 1,2361 room
  • 1,0212 rooms
  • 2,1783 rooms
  • 5,3404 rooms
  • 4,6355 rooms
  • 2,6326 rooms
  • 1,5687 rooms
  • 7058 rooms
  • 3979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mesa County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mesa County, Colorado
  • 48no bedroom
  • 5581 bedroom
  • 6,4572 bedrooms
  • 22,6623 bedrooms
  • 10,5844 bedrooms
  • 1,7425+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mesa County, Colorado
  • 1,236no bedroom
  • 2,9161 bedroom
  • 6,2022 bedrooms
  • 7,2293 bedrooms
  • 1,9294 bedrooms
  • 2005+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mesa County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mesa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mesa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 983no vehicle
  • 11,4581 vehicle
  • 15,3502 vehicles
  • 9,6333 vehicles
  • 3,1684 vehicles
  • 1,4595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mesa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mesa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,810no vehicle
  • 7,5041 vehicle
  • 6,5832 vehicles
  • 1,6623 vehicles
  • 7244 vehicles
  • 4295+ vehicles

81.2% of Mesa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Colorado.

Mesa County:

81.2%
State average:

82.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 74,875
  • Other state: 67,833
  • Northeast: 4,421
  • Midwest: 17,004
  • South: 14,601
  • West: 31,807
Year householders moved into unit in Mesa County, CO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mesa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.4%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,041
Here:

7.3%
Colorado:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

1.4%
Colorado:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,629
Here:

16.5%
Colorado:

13.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mesa County government finances - Expenditure in 2015:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,298,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,976,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,034,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Sewerage: $57,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,652,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,438,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,213,000
    Police Protection: $1,107,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,365,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,207,000
    Regular Highways: $8,596,000
    Health - Other: $8,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,689,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,290,000
    Financial Administration: $2,120,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,706,000
    Corrections - Other: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $179,000
    Transit Utilities: $175,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    General - Other: $109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,501,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,145,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,356,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,742,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,640,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,615,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,772,000
    Highways: $8,050,000
    Other: $5,935,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,296,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,583,000
    Other License: $1,036,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $102,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,989,000

Mesa County government finances - Revenue in 2015:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,298,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,976,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,034,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Sewerage: $57,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,652,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,438,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,213,000
    Police Protection: $1,107,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,365,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,207,000
    Regular Highways: $8,596,000
    Health - Other: $8,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,689,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,290,000
    Financial Administration: $2,120,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,706,000
    Corrections - Other: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $179,000
    Transit Utilities: $175,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    General - Other: $109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,501,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,145,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,356,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,742,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,640,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,615,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,772,000
    Highways: $8,050,000
    Other: $5,935,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,296,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,583,000
    Other License: $1,036,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $102,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,989,000

Mesa County government finances - Debt in 2015:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,298,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,976,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,034,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Sewerage: $57,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,652,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,438,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,213,000
    Police Protection: $1,107,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,365,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,207,000
    Regular Highways: $8,596,000
    Health - Other: $8,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,689,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,290,000
    Financial Administration: $2,120,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,706,000
    Corrections - Other: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $179,000
    Transit Utilities: $175,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    General - Other: $109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,501,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,145,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,356,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,742,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,640,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,615,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,772,000
    Highways: $8,050,000
    Other: $5,935,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,296,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,583,000
    Other License: $1,036,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $102,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,989,000

Mesa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2015:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,298,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,976,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,034,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Sewerage: $57,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,652,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,438,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,213,000
    Police Protection: $1,107,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,365,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,529,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,207,000
    Regular Highways: $8,596,000
    Health - Other: $8,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,689,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,290,000
    Financial Administration: $2,120,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,706,000
    Corrections - Other: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $179,000
    Transit Utilities: $175,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    General - Other: $109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $850,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,501,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,145,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,356,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,742,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,640,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $625,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,615,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,772,000
    Highways: $8,050,000
    Other: $5,935,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,296,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,583,000
    Other License: $1,036,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $102,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,989,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,103
  • Number of aged recipients: 208
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,895
  • Number of recipients under 18: 261
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,455
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 387
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 824
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 879
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
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 ORIGINATED1,189$194,146708$213,4076,541$201,857305$87,2729$377,556439$173,264282$128,532
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED43$180,04773$178,904432$199,81032$106,9690$034$148,61839$86,872
APPLICATIONS DENIED139$188,317203$160,2071,595$218,604215$51,1772$226,500157$157,541225$98,271
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN116$189,87979$258,2661,160$206,35999$104,7681$26,559,00084$186,83364$140,891
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$227,90913$178,692181$213,12710$159,3000$019$202,1589$97,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED93$242,452166$246,2774$177,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$250,77544$244,5235$170,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$236,30436$226,5004$209,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$241,0009$255,5560$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$262,44412$297,2503$191,667
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mesa, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mesa, CO - Value
Most common first names in Mesa County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John65375.2 years
Mary58379.5 years
William57376.3 years
Robert50872.4 years
James46172.9 years
Charles39575.4 years
George33775.0 years
Dorothy24478.5 years
Frank23077.8 years
Ruth22081.7 years
Most common last names in Mesa County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26776.8 years
Johnson17576.2 years
Brown16575.6 years
Jones15676.4 years
Williams14376.7 years
Miller13677.6 years
Anderson10678.6 years
Wilson10474.9 years
Moore10377.6 years
Davis10177.4 years
Businesses in Mesa County, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Kroger6
Ace Hardware5La Quinta2
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
Albertsons2Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott2
AutoZone4MasterBrand Cabinets18
Barnes & Noble1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western2Motherhood Maternity1
Big O Tires2New Balance3
Blockbuster3Nike10
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Burger King7Office Depot1
Carl\s Jr.2OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Clarion1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn2Payless2
Curves2Penske1
Dairy Queen4PetSmart1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Decora Cabinetry1Pizza Hut4
Dennys1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Discount Tire1Quality1
Domino's Pizza3RadioShack2
DressBarn1Ramada1
Dressbarn1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Red Robin1
Famous Footwear1Rite Aid3
FedEx25Rodeway Inn1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In3
Foot Locker1Safeway3
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC4Sears4
GameStop2Shoe Carnival1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Starbucks10
H&R Block7Subaru1
Hilton2Subway1
Hobby Lobby1Super 82
Holiday Inn3T-Mobile2
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell5
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1True Value3
IHOP1U-Haul12
JCPenney1UPS23
Jimmy John's2Vans3
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Village Inn2
Justice1Vons3
KFC2Walgreens2
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's5
Kohl's1Wet Seal1

Mesa County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"