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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Fruitvale is a town in Colorado with a population of 7,785. Fruitvale is in Mesa County. Living in Fruitvale offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Fruitvale there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Fruitvale and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,130
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Fruitvale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fruitvale

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,191
National
$55,322
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Fruitvale Reviews

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I was born and raised in Grand Junction and in some aspects this town seems to be getting worse. The traffic seems to have exploded over night and I've never been in a place with drivers that have such arrogant, nasty road rage. The neighborhood my parents live in is a nicer area filled with mainly upper middle-class homes, I feel very safe there. I also feel quite safe in my home, which is within walking distance to CMU, St. Mary's Hospital, restaurants, shopping, etc. That brings me to my next point; besides a handful of cafes on Main Street, this town is bone dry when it comes to culinary diversity. Most everything here is a chain. I have also had more run ins with homeless people and people strung out on meth in recent times and that's very concerning to me, there are areas I actually avoid when it's just me and my children- that probably sounds common but it wasn't this way even five years ago. If you are a young person that's active in outdoor activities you'll be great here though, it truly is a beautiful place. I would encourage new residents to stay away from Clifton, some parts are decent but just old, others are actually dangerous. There has been a rise in crime throughout the whole valley, especially child abuse, but it seems to usually happen in Clifton. Overall, I would not be here if all my family didn't live here. It used to be a great place to raise a family but it seems too run down for my liking anymore.
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I never see any police officers in my neighborhood, but there is also zero crime in the area. The neighborhood I live in is very safe for people of all ages.
I love the views of the mountains, and the atmosphere of the outdoors. I enjoy how much room we have in our backyard, and how we can even own a farm because of the vast space.