Fruita, CO
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Living in Fruita


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. Fruita has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fruita, where the median household income is $54,464.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fruita is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fruita is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruita who work in office and administrative support (14.69%), management occupations (14.55%), and teaching (6.87%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Fruita telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.26% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

As is often the case in a small city, Fruita doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Fruita citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.49% of adults in Fruita have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fruita in 2018 was $24,696, 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 $98,784 for a family of four. However, Fruita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fruita is a very 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 15.37% 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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