Zip Code 81521 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFruita
Zip Code StateColorado
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Mesa
Area Code970
Current Population:15397
Racial Majority:White 85.73%
Public School Racial Majority:White 80.8%
Unemployment Rate:5.7%
Median Household Income$41544
Average Adjusted Gross Income$67430
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time25.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time
Elevation Range4508 - 7491 ft.
Area126 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.25336900, -108.68716400

Zip Code 81521 Description

Zip Code 81521 is located in the state of Colorado in the Grand Junction metro area. Zip code 81521 is primarily located in Mesa County. The official US Postal Service name for 81521 is FRUITA, Colorado. Portions of zip code 81521 are contained within or border the city limits of Fruita, CO, Redlands, CO, . The area code for zip code 81521 is 970. 81521 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Colorado.

The current unemployment level in 81521 is 5.7% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.3% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 81521 increased to 15397 from 8858 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 81521 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 81521 public schools is White. 27.8% of students in 81521 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 12714 85.73% 13178 -4%
 Black Or African American 43 0.29% 65 -34%
 Hispanic 1719 11.59% 1731 -1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 71 0.48% 90 -21%
 Asian 16 0.11% 94 -83%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 22 -100%
 Other Race 16 0% 16 -100%
 Two Or More Races 201 1.8% 201 +33%

Zip Code 81521 Race/Ethnicity

 White 80.8%
 Black Or African American 0.6%
 Hispanic 14%
 Asian 0.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.4%
 Two or More Races 3.3%

Zip Code 81521 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population153978858
Male Population49.20%
Female Population50.80%
Total Households5725
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$41544
Income Under $50K Per Year60.70%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year29.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.90%
81521 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Colorado District 3Scott TiptonRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$304594
Average Real Estate Sale Price$195409
Current Unemployment Level 5.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationBSk - Cold Semi-Arid Climate
Ecoregion 20b - Shale and Sedimentary Basins
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 81521 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)13202834445258574735241636
Avg Max Temp (°F)37465664758793908268524066
Avg Precip (In.).
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Grand Junction, CO
CBSA Type81521
CBSA Population148729
Time ZoneMountain Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-7 Hours