Cedaredge enjoys four moderate sunny seasons. The annual rainfall is usually five to eight inches; winters may bring fifteen to thirty inches of snow. Individual snows seldom exceed four to six inches in Cedaredge. As you go north from town, the snow becomes noticeably deeper each mile. The top of Grand Mesa, only 20 minutes from Cedaredge, is a winter sportsman's paradise.
Cedaredge area is served by three airports: the Delta County Airport - Blake Field is a full service airport that serves local private and corporate aircraft. The runway (5,600 feet) can handle small jet aircraft. Montrose Regional Airport and Grand Junction Regional Airport offer commercial air service. Amtrak and bus services are available in Grand Junction; a bus line is also available in Delta. Taxi or bus service is not currently available within Town, however the region has a service that fulfills most senior citizen transportation needs and is expected to continue to expand.
The Cedaredge electorate approved Home Rule in 2008 with a council-manager form of government. The Town operates three enterprise operations: water, sewer and an 18 hole golf course. Public facilities include streets, town parks, an accredited police department, animal control, code enforcement and community center. An animal shelter is located at High Country Park, owned by the town and operated by a loving and active non-profit organization. Recently the Town invested over a million dollars and revitalized Main Street. Town Hall is located on West Main Street.
The Cedaredge crime rate is lower than the Colorado average crime rate and is much lower than the national average crime rate. Cedaredge is at times associated with the fictional television show Mayberry RFD, which represents the ideal small town tight knit community. However, meetings of the community members are more common than Andy & Barney's trip to the barber shop and much more classy with more hair salons, boutiques and coffee cafes for gathering and communalizing.
Community policing is implemented daily with this same approach to gathering and seeking community involvement with citizens. This partnership takes time and resources dedicated to training. The Cedaredge Police Department is also an accredited department that requires the department meet certain professional standards typically that only large police forces are able to maintain. Our police department also boasts the only K9 Officer in Delta County - Officer Tigger.
Cedaredge is located in Western Colorado and is part of Delta County. Cedaredge has 1.96 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010, the total Cedaredge population is 2,253, which has grown 22% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 17% and is much higher than the national average rate of 10%. Cedaredge median household income is $34,427 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 26% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 23% and is about the same as the national average rate of 26%. Cedaredge median house value is $181,600 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 55% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 42% and is higher than the national average rate of 52%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 27%. On average, the public school district that covers Cedaredge is better than the state average in quality. The Cedaredge area code is 970.