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 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruita who work in office and administrative support (11.93%), management occupations (9.71%), and sales jobs (8.95%).

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

The percentage of people in Fruita who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.43% of adults in Fruita have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fruita in 2010 was $24,713, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,852 for a family of four. However, Fruita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 13.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fruita include German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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

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