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Parachute is a town in Garfield County.
One theory says the community was named for the topography at the head of a local stream, which resembled an open parachute
The latitude of Parachute is 39.451N. The longitude is -108.052W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,092 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,055.
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19% of Parachute residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parachute ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parachute was $14,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Parachute residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Parachute, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $791.
Libraries in Parachute include Parachute Branch Library ... View libraries
Garfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parachute political report.
The average commute time for Parachute workers is 40 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Parachute include Super 8 Parachute Battlement.
Parachute, COPros: None
Cons: The town administration is horrible...
This is a good place to never move to.
General info: This town is too expensive, loud, annoying, and offers next to nothing.See all 2 reviews for Parachute
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