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Rocky Ford, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Rocky Ford had a population of 3,931 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.0525 and longitude -103.7202 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rocky Ford 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.


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Rocky Ford, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rocky Ford, CO Housing Affordability Index is 181
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rocky Ford, CO Wealth Index is 31
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,931
Population in Households 3,858
Population in Families 3,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density 2,367
Diversity Index1 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,028
Average Household Income $40,169
Per Capita Income $16,398
Wealth Index3 31

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 906 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 686 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $85,714
Housing Affordability Index2 181
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,592
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,007
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% -0.24%
Households -0.19% -0.3%
Families -0.35% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

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, 2019 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 # 128 72nd
Population Density # 61 87th
Diversity Index # 36 92nd
Median Household Income # 448 2nd
Per Capita Income # 446 3rd

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