Fruitvale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The population was 7,675 at the 2010 census. The Grand Junction Post Office (ZIP Code 81504) serves Fruitvale postal addresses.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,936 people, 2,656 households, and 2,098 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,233.2 people per square mile (861.1/km²). There were 2,747 housing units at an average density of 884.5 per square mile (341.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.41% White, 0.23% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.76% of the population.
There were 2,656 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,438, and the median income for a family was $48,920. Males had a median income of $35,500 versus $22,702 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,044. About 2.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
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