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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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-
Orchard Mesa is a town in Colorado with a population of 6,380. Orchard Mesa is in Mesa County. Living in Orchard Mesa offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Orchard Mesa there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Orchard Mesa and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Orchard Mesa Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Orchard Mesa

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,243
National
$55,322
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Orchard Mesa Reviews

2 reviews
Orchard Mesa is decent considering the cost of living. It is about a half hour commute from everything. There is a gas station and city market near by, but that's about it. The nightlife is scarce and there aren't many jobs here. Most people live here for its cheaper cost of living and commute to grand junction for work.
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We have a great community in Orchard Mesa, so our neighbors are always watching out for each other. We also have a Facebook page to make sure everyone is involved.