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People

Total Population 2,654
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,313
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,544
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $768
Median House Value $165,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.7%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palisade Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 175 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Mesa
Metro Area Grand Junction
Standard Zip Codes 81526
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.11
Longitude -108.35

Palisade Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PALISADE
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 94 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Station COLORADO NATL MONUMENT
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 11.1 inches
Station FRUITA 1 W
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 65 F
Jul Temp 57 to 93 F
Oct Temp 33 to 69 F
Annual Precip 9.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palisade, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Orchard Mesa (81526)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Collbran 646 $51,250
De Beque 369 $61,563
Fruita 12,750 $63,607
Grand Junction 59,945 $59,650

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Palisade High Schools

PALISADE HIGH SCHOOL
3679 G ROAD
970-464-5937
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 875 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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