Fruita, CO
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Fruita is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 13,478 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fruita is the 38th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Fruita was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fruita economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fruita, where the median household income is $58,531.00.

Unlike some cities, Fruita isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fruita are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fruita is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruita who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), management occupations (13.34%), and teaching (8.44%).

Of important note, Fruita is also a city of artists. Fruita has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fruita’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Being a small city, Fruita does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Fruita citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.59% of adults in Fruita have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fruita in 2018 was $24,874, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,496 for a family of four. However, Fruita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fruita is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fruita home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fruita residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Fruita also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fruita include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Fruita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


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