Parachute, Colorado

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Parachute, Colorado

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High Points

Parachute strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Parachute Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Parachute Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Parachute, Colorado

Comparing Parachute to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 6
Racial Diversity 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 2 5
Senior Citizens 2 5
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 7
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 1
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Parachute Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 153 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Garfield
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.
Latitude 39.451
Longitude -108.052

Parachute Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RIFLE
Distance 14.6 miles
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
Distance 14.7 miles
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
Distance 18 miles
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
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Parachute Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,006 100%
Male 505 50.2%
Female 501 49.8%
Under 18 344 34.2%
18+ 662 65.8%
65+ 90 8.9%
Median Age 29.3
Average Family Size 3.42
White 874 86.9%
African-American 8 0.8%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 1.6%
Other 57 5.7%
Mixed Race 40 4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 199 19.8%

Estimated Parachute Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,094
Growth 88
Growth % 8.7%

Parachute Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.8%
German 17.1%
Irish 12%
English 11.5%
US/American 9.3%
Swedish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Scottish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Czech 1.9%
Italian 1%
Dutch 1%
Danish 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
European 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grand Valley (81635)
Rulison (81635)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Parachute 1,006 $34,423
Collbran 388 $36,016
De Beque 451 $31,042
Rifle 6,784 $48,714
Silt 1,740 $51,736
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Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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