Rifle, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Rifle, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Rifle had a population of 9,855 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Rifle, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,855
Population in Households 9,703
Population in Familes 8,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density2 1,420
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $60,930
Average Household Income $70,882
Per Capita Income $24,901


Total Housing Units 3,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,855 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,560 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $255,602
Average Home Value $256,230


Total Households 3,415
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,350
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 1.06%
Households 0.68% 0.93%
Families 0.62% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2018 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 # 68 85th
Population Density # 130 72nd
Diversity Index # 89 81st
Median Household Income # 186 60th
Per Capita Income # 335 27th

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