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Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. It is part of the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,692 at the 2010 census.The community was named for the cliffs near the town site. Palisade is known for its peach orchards and wine vineyards. The climate, a 182-day growing season, and an average 78 percent of sunshine makes Palisade "The Peach Capital of Colorado".GeographyPalisade is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1sqmi, of which 0.92% is water.ClimatePalisade's climate is relatively mild by Colorado standards. The town sees 14 inches of snow each year and 10 inches of average precipitation. Palisade falls within the USDA hardiness zone 7.DemographicsAs of the census 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.Use our United States online holiday planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Palisade.
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