Demographic Overview

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Population (2020 Census)

  • Mesa County - 155,703
  • Grand Junction City - 65,560    CCD* 92,685
  • Fruita City - 13,395   CCD 25,532
  • Palisade Town - 2,565
  • Collbran Town - 369    CCD - 2,145
  • De Beque Town - 493    CCD - 965
  • Clifton CDP** - 20,413  CCD - 29,218
  • Fruitvale CDP - 8,271
  • Loma CDP - 1,314
  • Orchard Mesa CDP - 6,688
  • Redlands CDP - 9,061
  • Glade Park / Gateway CCD - 2,267
  • Whitewater / Kannah Creek CCD - 2,891
  • Unincorporated Mesa County - 73,321

Total Housing Units 67,407

  • Occupied - 63,133
  • Vacant - 4,274

Total Household 59,750

Average Family Size 3.08

Race: 

  • Hispanic or Latino - 23,278 or 15%
  • White alone - 127,970 or 82.2%
  • Black or African American alone - 1,151 or 0.7%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native alone - 1,723 or 1.1%
  • Asian alone - 1,676 or 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander alone- 208 or 0.1%
  • Some other race alone - 7821 or 5.0%
  • Two or more races - 15,154 or 9.7%
 
* CCD = Census County Division (subdivision of the county as used by the US Census Bureau for statistical purposes)
** CDP = Census Designated Place (concentration of population as identified by the US Census Bureau for statistical purposes)