Zip Code 81526 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePalisade
Zip Code StateColorado
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Mesa
Area Code970
Current Population:5321
Racial Majority:White 85.8%
Public School Racial Majority:White 74.2%
Unemployment Rate:4.4%
Median Household Income$42534
Average Adjusted Gross Income$67010
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time25.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Mountain Daylight Time
Elevation Range4774 - 6916 ft.
Area32 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.09204400, -108.35440400

Zip Code 81526 Description

Zip Code 81526 is located in the state of Colorado in the Grand Junction metro area. Zip code 81526 is primarily located in Mesa County. The official US Postal Service name for 81526 is PALISADE, Colorado. Portions of zip code 81526 are contained within or border the city limits of Palisade, CO, Clifton, CO, . The area code for zip code 81526 is 970. 81526 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Colorado.

The current unemployment level in 81526 is 4.4% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.3% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.0% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 81526 decreased to 5321 from 5338 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 81526 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 81526 public schools is White. 42.5% of students in 81526 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 4672 85.8% 4660 +0%
 Black Or African American 34 0.62% 9 +278%
 Hispanic 566 10.39% 497 +14%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 0.88% 37 +30%
 Asian 8 0.15% 32 -75%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 9 -100%
 Other Race 8 0.18% 8 +25%
 Two Or More Races 69 1.97% 69 +55%

Zip Code 81526 Race/Ethnicity

 White 74.2%
 Black Or African American 0.7%
 Hispanic 20.8%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 3%

Zip Code 81526 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population53215338
Male Population50.30%
Female Population49.70%
Total Households2267
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$42534
Income Under $50K Per Year59.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year28.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.10%
81526 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Colorado District 3Scott TiptonRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$316328
Average Real Estate Sale Price$183721
Current Unemployment Level 4.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationBSk - Cold Semi-Arid Climate
Ecoregion 20b - Shale and Sedimentary Basins
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 81526 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)16233036465460585039271838
Avg Max Temp (°F)38465664748692898067504065
Avg Precip (In.).57.551.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Grand Junction, CO
CBSA Type81526
CBSA Population148729
Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-7 Hours