About Palisade

Palisade Schools


Palisade schools are part of School District 51.  We have one elementary, one middle, and one high school serving our community.
To learn more about District 51 schools, visit them here:    School District 51

Taylor Elementary School

689 Brentwood Drive, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-7595

Taylor Elementary School Website

Mount Garfield Middle School

3475 Front Street, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-0533

Mt. Garfield Middle School Website

Palisade High School

3679 G Road, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-5937

Palisade High School Website


Other Services Provided By The Town, County, & State


A quick reference to some of the other town services and offices that Palisade has to offer.  We invite you to come grab a book, look at some bugs, or peruse the photos and stories at the museum.  Palisade also supports our migrant workers and their families through our Child and Migrant Services office.  If you need help or more information you can call us (970) 464-5602 or email us at info@townofpalisade.org


Child & Migrant Services

CMS offers support and encouragement to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in Mesa County. We provide basic needs assistance and help people navigate life in a foreign land.

721 Peach Avenue, Palisade, CO

Main Office - (970) 464-5226

Thrift Store - (970) 464-1187

Child & Migrant Services Website

Mesa County Public Library - Palisade Branch

113 West 3rd Street, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-7557

MC Library: Palisade Website

Palisade Insectary

750 37.8 Road, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-7916

(866) 324-2963

CO Dept. of Agriculture Biocontrol Website

Palisade Historical Society & Museum

P.O. Box 631, Palisade, CO 81526

Palisade Historical Society Website


Palisade Community Center

120 West 8th Street, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-5602

Palisade Swimming Pool

571 West 5th Street, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-5509

U.S. Post Office - Palisade

201 West 3rd Street, Palisade, CO

(970) 464-7579


Information about Palisade


Town of Palisade, Colorado
Nickname(s): Peach Capital of Colorado
Location in Mesa County and the state of Colorado
Location in Mesa County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°6′34″N 108°21′15″WCoordinates39°6′34″N 108°21′15″W
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County[1] Mesa County
Incorporated (town) April 4, 1904[2]
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
 • Mayor Roger Granat
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [3] 4,728 ft (1,441 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,692
 • Density 2,400/sq mi (960/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4] 81526
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-56970
GNIS feature ID 0174630


Historical population
Census Pop.  
2000 2,579  
2010 2,692   4.4%

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,579 people, 1,051 households, and 689 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,399.5 people per square mile (930.6/km²). There were 1,117 housing units at an average density of 1,039.3 per square mile (403.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.91% White, 0.19% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.24% of the population.

There were 1,051 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,739, and the median income for a family was $31,797. Males had a median income of $28,231 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,539. About 11.0% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.


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*Information sourced from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisade,_Colorado