Parachute strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):
Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing Parachute to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):
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|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Age of the Population|
|Average Household Size|
|Portion of People Married|
|College Educated Adults|
|People Above Poverty|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Median Family Income|
|Working at Home|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Short Commute Times|
|Housing Recently Built|
|People Living Alone|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Low Property Crime|
|Nearest Medium City||153 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||164 miles W of Denver, Colorado|
|Standard Zip Codes||81635|
|P.O. Box Zip Codes||81636|
|Phone Area Codes||970|
|Time Zone||Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||10 to 37 F|
|Apr Temp||30 to 64 F|
|Jul Temp||52 to 90 F|
|Oct Temp||31 to 68 F|
|Annual Precip||12.7 inches|
|Jan Temp||8 to 37 F|
|Apr Temp||30 to 60 F|
|Jul Temp||52 to 87 F|
|Oct Temp||31 to 65 F|
|Annual Precip||14.3 inches|
|Jan Temp||11 to 36 F|
|Apr Temp||30 to 62 F|
|Jul Temp||50 to 89 F|
|Oct Temp||32 to 65 F|
|Annual Precip||17 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.42|
|American Indian & Alaskan||16||1.6%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||199||19.8%|
|Est. 2005 Population||1,094|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||31.8%|
|French (except Basque)||2.1%|
According to the US Postal Service, Parachute, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Grand Valley (81635)
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.8
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