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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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Median household income
Local
$32,929
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fruita demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Mesa
· Fruitdale
Local legend celebrates "Mike the Headless Chicken" who survived for 18 months after his head was chopped off
Local festivals include:
  • Mike the Headless Chicken Days - May 18-19, 2007
  • Fat Tire Festival - April 26-29, 2007
  • Fall Festival - September 27-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fruita web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Colorado National Monument, Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado River State Park
Popular site for mountain biking
Historic sites and museums: Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fruita demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mesa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Junction area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81524 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fruita was $16,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Fruita residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fruita, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.


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Libraries in Fruita include MCPLD-Fruita Branch Library ... View libraries

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Mesa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fruita political report.

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The average commute time for Fruita workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fruita include Comfort Inn Fruita, La Quinta Inn.

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