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Orchard Mesa, Colorado
The Mesa County Fairgrounds in Orchard Mesa.
The Mesa County Fairgrounds in Orchard Mesa.
Location of the Orchard Mesa CDP in Mesa County, Colorado.
Location of the Orchard Mesa CDP in Mesa County, Colorado.
Orchard Mesa, Colorado is located in the United States
Orchard Mesa, Colorado
Orchard Mesa, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Mesa County
 • Type unincorporated community
 • Total 0.160 sq mi (0.414 km2)
 • Land 0.160 sq mi (0.414 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
4,682 ft (1,427 m)
 • Total 6,836
 • Density 42,725/sq mi (16,512/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature Orchard Mesa CDP

Orchard Mesa is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the Orchard Mesa CDP was 6,836 at the United States Census 2010. The Grand Junction post office (Zip Code 81503) serves the area.


Orchard Mesa is at 39°02′19″N 108°31′33″W / 39.038727°N 108.525939°W / 39.038727; -108.525939.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 3.42%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,456 people, 2,421 households, and 1,849 families Orchard Mesa. The population density was 1,202.5 people per square mile (464.2/km²). There were 2,518 housing units at an average density of 469.0 per square mile (181.0/km²). The racial makeup was 93.54% white, 0.36% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.72% of the population.

There were 2,421 households, of which 36.0% included children under the age of 18, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. Nineteen percent of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% included someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66, and the average family size was 3.03.

In Orchard Mesa 27.3% of the residents were under the age of 18, 7.2% were from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% were 65 years or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 women or girls there were 94.9 men or boys. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 95.8 men.

The median income for a household in the community was $40,885, and the median income for a family was $45,802. Men had a median income of $30,589 versus $23,775 for women. The per capita income was $17,293. About 4.6% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those aged 65 or over.

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