Parachute, Colorado Population 2023

1,480

Parachute is a city located in Garfield County Colorado. With a 2023 population of 1,480, it is the 182nd largest city in Colorado and the 12630th largest city in the United States.Parachute is currently growing at a rate of 2.07% annually but its population has decreased by -19.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,839 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Parachute has a population density of 929 people per square mile.

The average household income in Parachute is $51,986 with a poverty rate of 26.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Parachute is 25.3 years, 23.2 years for males, and 27 years for females.

Parachute Demographics

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

  • White: 90.38%
  • Native American: 3.64%
  • Other race: 2.18%
  • Black or African American: 2.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Parachute, Colorado is 1,480 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,839.

Parachute, Colorado Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Parachute Population by Race

Parachute Population Pyramid 2023

Parachute Median Age

25.3

Total

23.2

Male

27

Female

Parachute Adults

There are 1,197 adults, (179 of whom are seniors) in Parachute.

Parachute Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Parachute Sex Ratio

Female79143.01%
Male1,04856.99%

Parachute Population by Age

Parachute Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.44

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

47.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Parachute Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Parachute Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Parachute Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.57%.

Parachute Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$32,049

Average Earnings

$41,741

Average Male

$21,176

Average Female

Parachute Earnings by Educational Attainment

Parachute Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Parachute Language

84.62% of Parachute residents speak only English, while 15.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.39% of the population.

Parachute Language

Parachute Poverty by Race

rate

26.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.06%

Male Poverty Rate

22.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Parachute

The race most likely to be in poverty in Parachute is Native, with 104.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parachute is Other, with 16.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.43%.

Parachute Poverty

Parachute Poverty Rate by Education

Parachute Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Parachute Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Parachute Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Parachute Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Parachute Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Parachute Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Parachute Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

38

Number of Veterans

35

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

Parachute Veterans by War

Parachute Veterans by Age

count

Parachute Veterans by Race

Parachute Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parachute Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

15.5%

Unemployment Rate

Parachute Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Parachute Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Parachute 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

71.01%

Born in Parachute

123.88%

Native Born

8.42%

Foreign Born

7.34%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

123.88% of Parachute residents were born in the United States, with 71.01% having been born in Colorado. 7.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Parachute Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Parachute Population by Year