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Fruita is a city in Mesa County, in the Grand Junction metro area.
The community was named for its location in a fruit-growing region.
The latitude of Fruita is 39.158N. The longitude is -108.728W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,514 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,751.
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19% of Fruita residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fruita ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fruita was $16,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Fruita residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fruita, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.
Libraries in Fruita include MCPLD-Fruita Branch Library ... View libraries
Mesa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fruita political report.
The average commute time for Fruita workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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