Zip Code 81650 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameRifle
Zip Code StateColorado
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Rio Blanco
Secondary County: Garfield
Area Code970
Current Population:13006
Racial Majority: 70.38%
Public School Racial Majority:White 51.4%
Unemployment Rate:5.0%
Median Household Income$55176
Average Adjusted Gross Income$56570
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time25.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Mountain Daylight Time
Elevation Range5292 - 9968 ft.
Area1056 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.76526700, -108.11582300

Zip Code 81650 Description

Zip Code 81650 is located in the state of Colorado in the Grand Junction metro area. Zip code 81650 is primarily located in Rio Blanco County. Portions of 81650 are also located in Garfield County. The official US Postal Service name for 81650 is RIFLE, Colorado. Portions of zip code 81650 are contained within or border the city limits of Rifle, CO, . The area code for zip code 81650 is 970. 81650 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Colorado.

The current unemployment level in 81650 is 5.0% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.1% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 5.9% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 81650 increased to 13006 from 10319 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 81650 is while the majority ethnicity attending 81650 public schools is White. 58.8% of students in 81650 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 9453 70.38% 8588 +10%
 Black Or African American 191 1.42% 80 +139%
 Hispanic 3485 25.95% 4001 -13%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.29% 82 -52%
 Asian 85 0.63% 60 +42%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 10 -100%
 Other Race 19 0% 19 -100%
 Two Or More Races 166 1.33% 166 +7%

Zip Code 81650 Race/Ethnicity

 White 51.4%
 Black Or African American 0.2%
 Hispanic 45.6%
 Asian 0.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.5%
 Two or More Races 1.9%

Zip Code 81650 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1300610319
Male Population52.20%
Female Population47.80%
Total Households4462
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$55176
Income Under $50K Per Year44.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year41.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year14.70%
81650 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Colorado District 3Scott TiptonRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$294518
Average Real Estate Sale Price$168152
Current Unemployment Level 5.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.6%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 20b - Shale and Sedimentary Basins
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMay 21 - 31

Zip Code 81650 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)13182631404753534433221433
Avg Max Temp (°F)37445462718388877865483963
Avg Precip (In.).92.851.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-7 Hours