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ZIP Code 81521

Primary City:Fruita, CO (View All Cities)
County: Mesa County
Timezone: Mountain (12:58pm)
Area code: 970 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.1, -108.9
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81521

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81521. 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 81521. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81521, 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:
Fruita, CO
Unacceptable:
Colorado National Monument

Stats and Demographics for the 81521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81521 is located in west Colorado and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81521 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81521 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,397
Population Density 104 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,140
Median Home Value $215,700
Land Area 147.69 sq mi
Water Area 1.96 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,725
Median Household Income $53,537

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male60261360652237250059150545151152443738829926618210794
Female603602567489353500557512499523529475411354293198181181
Total1,2051,2151,1731,0117251,0001,1481,0179501,0341,053912799653559380288275

Gender

 Male 7,570 49%
 Female 7,827 51%
Gender

Race

 White 14,041 91.2%
 Black Or African American 70 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 137 0.9%
 Asian 95 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 29 0.2%
 Other Race 649 4.2%
 Two Or More Races 376 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner9371077494081464234590
Renter102312261242152989852
Total1951,0221,0351,182966740443142

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,360 59%
 Single Guardian 837 15%
 Singles 1,239 22%
 Singles With Roommate 289 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,517 61%
 Households with Kids 2,208 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male120136119110126123121120123111124130133108115105122978381
Female1101301171201141081371141298411911811013688116124897262
Total230266236230240231258234252195243248243244203221246186155143

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81521 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 81521 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 81521 real estate data, the median home value of $215,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 81521 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 81521 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81521 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,189 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 196 1.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 12 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,408 56%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,000 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,317 21%
 Households Vacant 415 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 88 21.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.7%
 For Sale Only 125 30.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 75 18.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 113 27.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 13 1%
 1 Bedroom 138 12%
 2 Bedroom 275 24%
 3+ Bedroom 713 63%
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 $53,537 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81521 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 81521 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,495 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,665 31%
 No Earnings 3,559 30%
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 4,495 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,665 31%
 No Earnings 3,559 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,409 90.9%
 Public transportation 9 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 313 4.4%
 Worked at Home 316 4.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 509 10.3%
 High School Graduate 2,545 51.5%
 Associate's degree 592 12.0%
 Bachelor's degree 751 15.2%
 Master's degree 384 7.8%
 Professional school degree 123 2.5%
 Doctorate degree 38 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,432 77.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 296 9.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 414 13.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81521

ZIP Code 81521 is in the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81521.

Fruita Middle School
239 North Maple
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Shelledy Elementary School
353 North Mesa
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Rim Rock Elementary School
1810 J 6 Rd
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Fruita Monument High School
1815 Wildcat Ave
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Fruita 8/9 School
1835 J Rd
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

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