Fruita, CO


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Fruita is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 12,795 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fruita is the 38th largest community in Colorado.

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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruita who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), management occupations (11.40%), and sales jobs (7.51%).

Fruita is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of Fruita is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.49% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fruita in 2010 was $25,199, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,796 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 13.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fruita include English, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.

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

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