Rocky Ford, CO Profile: Facts & Data

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Rocky Ford, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Rocky Ford had a population of 3,915 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,915
Population in Households 3,842
Population in Familes 3,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 2,357
Diversity Index3 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,851
Average Household Income $41,697
Per Capita Income $17,228

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 898 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 681 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $79,615
Average Home Value $115,990
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,579
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,001
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.18%
Households -0.31% -0.28%
Families -0.46% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

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, 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 # 128 72nd
Population Density # 61 87th
Diversity Index # 36 92nd
Median Household Income # 443 3rd
Per Capita Income # 441 4th

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