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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Palisade is a town in Colorado with a population of 2,663. Palisade is in Mesa County. Living in Palisade offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Palisade and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Palisade are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Palisade 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    259.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    408.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    705.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Palisade

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,092
National
$55,322
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Palisade Reviews

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Very cute, small town! Everybody knows each other and everyone is like family. Palisade has great local produce to enjoy during the summer!
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It's a beautiful, small and quiet farming community, famous for it's peach crops. Not much in the way of job opportunity or career growth, but if you already have an established career, it's a wonderful place to raise a family.
Palisade, Colorado!!! The greatest peaches in the world!! If you have not been to Palisade during peach harvest, you are missing a truly wonderful experience! Palisade is a small rural community that is friendly, cute, and delicious. People know each other and help each other! They take pride in their community by supporting the local High School's athletic teams and clubs and by offering numerous festivals promoting peaches, wine, local produce, bluegrass and much more. Come see us!!