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People

Total Population 1,095
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 440
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,083
% Above Poverty Level 65.8%
% Below Poverty Level 34.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $824
Median House Value $123,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 8.8%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station COLLBRAN
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
Station ALTENBERN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Collbran 646 $51,250
De Beque 369 $61,563
Rifle 9,451 $56,398
Silt 2,976 $56,016

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

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Parachute High Schools

GRAND VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
8600 HIGHWAY 6 & 24
970-285-5705
Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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