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Demographics

People

Total Population1,181
Male Share of the Population55%
Female Share of the Population45%
Senior Citizens6.7%
Employed Population 16+465
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,764

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,000
% Above Poverty Level79.8%
% Below Poverty Level20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$775
Median House Value$153,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.9%
German20.5%
Irish14.7%
English7.5%
Italian4%
Swedish2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Danishn1.1%
Polish0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Russian0.6%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.2%
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Parachute Almanac

CategoryValue
County Garfield County
Standard Zip Codes81635
P.O. Box Zip Codes81636
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.44
Approximate Longitude-108.05

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)

StationRIFLE
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 37 F
Apr Temp30 to 64 F
Jul Temp52 to 90 F
Oct Temp31 to 68 F
Annual Precip12.7 inches
StationCOLLBRAN
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 37 F
Apr Temp30 to 60 F
Jul Temp52 to 87 F
Oct Temp31 to 65 F
Annual Precip14.3 inches
StationALTENBERN
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp11 to 36 F
Apr Temp30 to 62 F
Jul Temp50 to 89 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Collbran666$52,708
De Beque400$54,375
Rifle9,488$61,713
Silt2,996$56,370

Parachute Public Schools

Bea Underwood Elementary School
0741 Tamarisk Trail
ZIP: 81635
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Grand Valley Center For Family Learning
100 East Second Street
ZIP: 81635
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Grand Valley High School
800 Cardinal Way
ZIP: 81635
High
Total Enrollment 280
Grand Valley Middle School
0364 Siprelle Drive
ZIP: 81635
Middle
Total Enrollment 240
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