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Rocky Ford, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Rocky Ford had a population of 3,944 as of July 1, 2016. Rocky Ford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Rocky Ford is located at latitude 38.0502 and longitude -103.7227 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rocky Ford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,180 feet.

The City of Rocky Ford (GNIS ID: 2410983) 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 Rocky Ford is located within Rocky Ford Division of Otero County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rocky Ford 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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Rocky Ford, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,944
Population in Households 3,871
Population in Familes 3,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 2,375
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 1,593
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,012
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 896 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 698 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $76,762
Average Home Value $111,272


Median Household Income $28,677
Average Household Income $39,322
Per Capita Income $16,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.24%
Households -0.27% -0.34%
Families -0.44% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Rocky Ford, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Ford 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 # 123 73rd
Population Density1 # 55 88th
Diversity Index2 # 34 93rd
Median Household Income # 448 2nd
Per Capita Income # 446 3rd

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