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ZIP Code 81501

Primary City:Grand Junction, CO (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Downtown
County: Mesa County
Timezone: Mountain (3:16am)
Area code: 970 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.07, -108.55
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81501. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 81501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81501, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Grand Junction, CO
Acceptable:
Grand Jct

Stats and Demographics for the 81501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81501 is located in west Colorado and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81501 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81501 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,465
Population Density 2,954 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,368
Median Home Value $171,500
Land Area 7.94 sq mi
Water Area 0.21 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,590
Median Household Income $36,717

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7625855091,1381,6511,251931778607684846684496360221190169155
Female7486225481,0501,503968719599507634705612511356330293333410
Total1,5101,2071,0572,1883,1542,2191,6501,3771,1141,3181,5511,2961,007716551483502565

Gender

 Male 12,017 51%
 Female 11,448 49%
Gender

Race

 White 20,035 85.4%
 Black Or African American 267 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 326 1.4%
 Asian 229 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 36 0.2%
 Other Race 1,883 8.0%
 Two Or More Races 689 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner165735602829910559463229
Renter9561,261697856578360241149
Total1,1211,9961,2991,6851,488919704378

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,905 30%
 Single Guardian 1,600 17%
 Singles 3,863 40%
 Singles With Roommate 1,222 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,220 75%
 Households with Kids 2,370 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1681441511361401221121129910111291101104113124117285499380
Female1451391461491371261071271251141161049112391100105270484408
Total313283297285277248219239224215228195192227204224222555983788

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81501 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 81501 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 81501 real estate data, the median home value of $171,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 81501 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 81501 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,688 88.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 629 2.7%
 Juvenile Facilities 100 0.4%
 Nursing Facilities 207 0.9%
 Other Institutional 13 0.1%
 College Student Housing 1,353 5.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 475 2.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,252 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,240 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,098 49%
 Households Vacant 778 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 420 54%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 3%
 For Sale Only 107 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 28 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 52 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 151 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 218 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,330 26%
 2 Bedroom 2,306 46%
 3+ Bedroom 1,214 24%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $36,717 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 81501 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 81501 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 81501 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,669 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,240 36%
 No Earnings 6,206 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,669 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,240 36%
 No Earnings 6,206 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,852 82.2%
 Public transportation 88 0.8%
 Taxicab 16 0.1%
 Motorcycle 41 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,434 13.3%
 Worked at Home 336 3.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 962 13%
 High School Graduate 3,962 55%
 Associate's degree 609 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,087 15%
 Master's degree 392 5%
 Professional school degree 100 1%
 Doctorate degree 95 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,031 78.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 410 10.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 419 10.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81501

ZIP Code 81501 is in the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81501.

R-5 High School
310 North 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Grand Mesa Youth Services Center
360 28 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Mesa Valley Vision Home and Community Program
1401 North 1st St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
East Middle School
830 Gunnison Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Nisley Elementary School
543 283/4 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Orchard Avenue Elementary School
1800 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Tope Elementary School
2220 North 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Dual Immersion Academy School
552 a West Main St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Independence Academy
600 North 14th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Chipeta Elementary School
950 Chipeta Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Lincoln Park Preschool
519 18th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Grand Junction High School
1400 North 5th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Lutheran Church & School of Messiah
840 N 11th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Landmark Baptist School
1600 Ute Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Intermountain Adventist Academy
1704 N 8th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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