Orchard Mesa, Colorado Population 2024

7,173

Orchard Mesa is a city located in Mesa County Colorado. Orchard Mesa has a 2024 population of 7,173. Orchard Mesa is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 10.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,484 in 2020.

The average household income in Orchard Mesa is $74,462 with a poverty rate of 8.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Orchard Mesa is 42 years, 43.1 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Orchard Mesa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Orchard Mesa was:

  • White: 91.05%
  • Two or more races: 5.6%
  • Asian: 1.17%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,918.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.63% (689)
The current population of Orchard Mesa, Colorado is 7,173 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,484.

Orchard Mesa, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,53191.05%
Two or more races4025.6%
Asian841.17%
Other race751.05%
Native American440.61%
Black or African American370.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Orchard Mesa Population by Race

Orchard Mesa Population Pyramid 2024

Orchard Mesa Median Age

42

Total

43.1

Male

41.2

Female

Orchard Mesa Adults

There are 5,486 adults, (1,473 of whom are seniors) in Orchard Mesa.

Orchard Mesa Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Orchard Mesa Sex Ratio

Female3,69951.57%
Male3,47448.43%

Orchard Mesa Population by Age

Orchard Mesa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6852.658218
Married1,6643.189.110.9
Non Family5531.2292.27.8
Female3512.834951
Male1172.6133.366.7
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

82.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Orchard Mesa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Orchard Mesa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Orchard Mesa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.82%.

Orchard Mesa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,146

Average Earnings

$46,797

Average Male

$28,014

Average Female

Orchard Mesa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Orchard Mesa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Orchard Mesa Language

96.52% of Orchard Mesa residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

Orchard Mesa Language

Orchard Mesa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,2974507.15%
Hispanic53414627.34%
Multiple4029022.39%
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8.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.36%

Male Poverty Rate

7.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Orchard Mesa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Orchard Mesa is Hispanic, with 27.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Orchard Mesa is White, with 7.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.15%.

Orchard Mesa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.39%
Some College6.45%
High School4.81%
Bachelors or Greater1.54%
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Orchard Mesa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.55%
Male Employed4.18%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Orchard Mesa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Orchard Mesa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Orchard Mesa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.4%

Male Marriage Rate

63.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Orchard Mesa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Orchard Mesa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Orchard Mesa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Orchard Mesa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

473

Number of Veterans

461

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Orchard Mesa Veterans by War

count

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Orchard Mesa Veterans by Age

count

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Orchard Mesa Veterans by Race

Orchard Mesa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Orchard Mesa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Orchard Mesa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Orchard Mesa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Orchard Mesa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.23%

Born in Orchard Mesa

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

2.97%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.47% of Orchard Mesa residents were born in the United States, with 58.23% having been born in Colorado. 2.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Orchard Mesa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20247,173
20237,173
20227,1735818.81%
20216,5921081.67%
20206,484-235-3.5%
20196,7191181.79%
20186,6012213.46%
20176,380-117-1.8%
20166,4971121.75%
20156,3851131.8%
20146,272-351-5.3%
20136,623-278-4.03%
20126,901-39-0.56%
20116,9401041.52%
20106,836
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Orchard Mesa Population by Year