Rifle, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rifle, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Rifle had a population of 9,622 as of July 1, 2016. Rifle ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rifle is located at latitude 39.5376 and longitude -107.7703 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rifle (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,348 feet.

The City of Rifle (GNIS ID: 2410947) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rifle is located within Rifle Division of Garfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rifle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Rifle, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,622
Population in Households 9,475
Population in Familes 7,810
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density1 1,386
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,340
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,308
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,810 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,530 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $258,173
Average Home Value $252,418
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,508
Average Household Income $68,617
Per Capita Income $24,151
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.82%
Households 0.54% 0.68%
Families 0.53% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rifle, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rifle to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 86th
Population Density1 # 127 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 90 81st
Median Household Income # 173 62nd
Per Capita Income # 323 30th

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