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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Fruita is a town in Colorado with a population of 13,039. Fruita is in Mesa County. Living in Fruita offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Fruita there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fruita and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Fruita Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    171.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    380.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,187.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Fruita

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,286
National
$55,322
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Fruita is a very nice town, the people are all really nice, and everthing is pretty calm. It is such a pretty place to live, with lots of things to do, whether you like snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and so much more! The crime is pretty low, and iys not too small, but not to big.
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Fruita, Colorado is home to thousands of hiking, biking, and river activities due to the close proximity to the Grand Mesa, Colorado National Monument, and Colorado river. Positioned in between Salt Lake City and Denver, Grand Junction is a focal point for commerce and employment within Colorado.
Fruita is an amazing little town! With an estimated population of 12,761, it will make you feel like you know everyone! Fruita is a farming community with a tight knit feel. Anyone interested in visiting Fruita should most definitely check out their local attractions. They have a dinosaur museum with local dinosaur digs. They also have an amazing place for families to visit, called Moon Farm. I would also recommend visiting the Colorado National Monument for an amazing self guided tour of nature!