Battlement Mesa, Colorado

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Battlement Mesa is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,497 at the 2000 census.[3] The Battlement Mesa Post Office has the ZIP Code 81636.[2]

The community, which bills itself as a "covenant-protected community", is a primarily a group of contiguous subdivisions developed in the later decades of the 20th century, catering to families and retirees. It is located on the flank of a hill on the south side of Interstate 70 across from the older town of Parachute. The two communities together are known as "Parachute-Battlement Mesa". The town takes its name from Battlement Mesa, a basalt-topped mesa that sits to the south of the town.



Battlement Mesa is located at 39°26′16″N 108°2′2″W / 39.43778°N 108.03389°W / 39.43778; -108.03389 (39.437904, -108.033769)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (3.12%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,497 people, 1,476 households, and 1,031 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 433.3 people per square mile (167.3/km²). There were 1,631 housing units at an average density of 202.1/sq mi (78.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.94% White, 0.40% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.06% of the population.

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