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ZIP Code 81521

Post Office City:Fruita, CO (View All Cities)
County: Mesa County
Timezone: Mountain (1:14pm)
Area code: 970 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.1, -108.9
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81521

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 81521. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 81521 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Fruita, CO
Unacceptable:
Colorado National Monument

Stats and Demographics for the 81521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81521 is located in western 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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56026031,205
5-96136021,215
10-146065671,173
15-195224891,011
20-24372353725
25-295005001,000
30-345915571,148
35-395055121,017
40-44451499950
45-495115231,034
50-545245291,053
55-59437475912
60-64388411799
65-69299354653
70-74266293559
75-79182198380
80-84107181288
85 Plus94181275

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


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2493102195
25-347103121,022
35-447742611,035
45-549402421,182
55-64814152966
65-7464298740
75-8434598443
85 Plus9052142

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


MaleFemaleTotal
1120110230
2136130266
3119117236
4110120230
5126114240
6123108231
7121137258
8120114234
9123129252
1011184195
11124119243
12130118248
13133110243
14108136244
1511588203
16105116221
17122124246
189789186
198372155
208162143

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

For more information, see Fruita, CO public school enrollment.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,140 11.4%
 High School Graduate 4,849 48.7%
 Associate's degree 1,278 12.8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,636 16.4%
 Master's degree 838 8.4%
 Professional school degree 171 1.7%
 Doctorate degree 48 0.5%
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 following school districts: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 and Private. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81521.

Fruita Middle School
239 N 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 Road
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Fruita Monument High School
1102 Wildcat Ave
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Fruita 8/9 School
1835 J Road
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
Fruita Montessori
140 N Plum St
Fruita, CO 81521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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