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ZIP Code 81526

Primary City:Palisade, CO (View All Cities)
County: Mesa County
Timezone: Mountain (7:17pm)
Area code: 970 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.1, -108.3
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81526

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81526. 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 81526. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81526, 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:
Palisade, CO
Unacceptable:
East Orchard Mesa

Stats and Demographics for the 81526 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81526 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81526 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81526 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,321
Population Density 103 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,432
Median Home Value $233,100
Land Area 51.82 sq mi
Water Area 0.73 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,267
Median Household Income $58,768

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male126146185164123131125133158191256262201146112916955
Female1211341351651081261331441282192512601961401181107881
Total247280320329231257258277286410507522397286230201147136

Gender

 Male 2,674 50%
 Female 2,647 50%
Gender

Race

 White 4,852 91.2%
 Black Or African American 10 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 96 1.8%
 Asian 35 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.2%
 Other Race 219 4.1%
 Two Or More Races 100 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1610819638541928118059
Renter46120100134107434726
Total6222829651952632422785

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,224 54%
 Single Guardian 254 11%
 Singles 663 29%
 Singles With Roommate 126 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,698 75%
 Households with Kids 569 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2128291926312931293931334042363031442317
Female3422212342272220232930241834354135361826
Total5550504268585151526861575876717166804143

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81526 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 81526 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1990s. Looking at 81526 real estate data, the median home value of $233,100 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 81526. Rentals in 81526 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81526 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,242 98.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 72 1.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,051 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 593 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 623 26%
 Households Vacant 165 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 56 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Sale Only 21 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 33 20%
 For Migrant Workers 11 7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 39 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 30 5%
 1 Bedroom 88 15%
 2 Bedroom 257 44%
 3+ Bedroom 208 36%
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 $58,768 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81526 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. Most commuters in 81526 can expect to fall in that range. 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 1,568 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,378 31%
 No Earnings 1,511 34%
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 1,568 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,378 31%
 No Earnings 1,511 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,237 87%
 Public transportation 21 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 90 4%
 Worked at Home 223 9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 236 11%
 High School Graduate 1,361 64%
 Associate's degree 65 3%
 Bachelor's degree 294 14%
 Master's degree 133 6%
 Professional school degree 22 1%
 Doctorate degree 31 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 854 91%
 Enrolled in Private School 72 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 13 1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81526

ZIP Code 81526 is in the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81526.

Taylor Elementary School
689 Brentwood Dr
Palisade, CO 81526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Palisade High School
3679 G Rd
Palisade, CO 81526
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51

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