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Demographics Analysis

The people of Rocky Ford City, Colorado give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 174

5 to 9 years : 154

10 to 14 years : 142

15 to 17 years : 81

18 and 19 years : 11

20 years : 17

21 years : 76

22 to 24 years : 9

25 to 29 years : 158

30 to 34 years : 62

35 to 39 years : 94

40 to 44 years : 166

45 to 49 years : 67

50 to 54 years : 118

55 to 59 years : 120

60 and 61 years : 55

62 to 64 years : 50

65 and 66 years : 47

67 to 69 years : 72

70 to 74 years : 67

75 to 79 years : 37

80 to 84 years : 9

85 years and over : 15

Female:

Under 5 years : 165

5 to 9 years : 109

10 to 14 years : 97

15 to 17 years : 104

18 and 19 years : 75

20 years : 43

21 years : 81

22 to 24 years : 101

25 to 29 years : 105

30 to 34 years : 143

35 to 39 years : 184

40 to 44 years : 113

45 to 49 years : 75

50 to 54 years : 65

55 to 59 years : 150

60 and 61 years : 42

62 to 64 years : 126

65 and 66 years : 39

67 to 69 years : 21

70 to 74 years : 155

75 to 79 years : 54

80 to 84 years : 66

85 years and over : 59


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 2,753

Multiple ancestry : 904

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 37

Ancestry not reported : 279


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 3,742

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 37

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 73

Not a U.S. citizen : 121


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 339

5 to 17 years : 687

18 to 24 years : 413

25 to 34 years : 468

35 to 44 years : 557

45 to 54 years : 325

55 to 59 years : 270

60 and 61 years : 97

62 to 64 years : 176

65 to 74 years : 401

75 years and over : 240

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 307

5 to 17 years : 544

18 to 24 years : 301

25 to 34 years : 294

35 to 44 years : 360

45 to 54 years : 234

55 to 59 years : 153

60 and 61 years : 34

62 to 64 years : 50

65 to 74 years : 180

75 years and over : 90

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 32

5 to 17 years : 106

18 to 24 years : 89

25 to 34 years : 125

35 to 44 years : 140

45 to 54 years : 73

55 to 59 years : 106

60 and 61 years : 54

62 to 64 years : 126

65 to 74 years : 210

75 years and over : 134

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 37

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 23

25 to 34 years : 49

35 to 44 years : 57

45 to 54 years : 18

55 to 59 years : 11

60 and 61 years : 9

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 11

75 years and over : 16


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,203

Female : 1,344

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 443

Female : 752

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 37

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 118

Female : 76


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 2,144

Born in other state in the United States : 928

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 150


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 625

Now married, except separated : 649

Divorced : 280

Separated : 122

Widowed : 128

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 178

Now married, except separated : 643

Divorced : 87

Separated : 31

Widowed : 158

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 37

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 23

Now married, except separated : 120

Divorced : 9

Separated : 3

Widowed : 39


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Speak only English : 2,602

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 767

Speak English less than "very well" : 233

Other Pacific Island languages:

Speak English "very well" : 32

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • Other Groups: 2,142   (55.6%)
  • German: 504   (13.1%)
  • Irish: 287   (7.5%)
  • United States Or American: 221   (5.7%)
  • English: 167   (4.3%)
  • Italian: 82   (2.1%)
  • Dutch: 77   (2.0%)
  • French (except Basque): 75   (1.9%)
  • Swedish: 49   (1.3%)
  • Scottish: 40   (1.0%)
  • Swiss: 32   (0.8%)
  • Scotch-irish: 26   (0.7%)
  • Polish: 24   (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 23   (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 22   (0.6%)
  • European: 13   (0.3%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 12   (0.3%)
  • Basque: 11   (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 11   (0.3%)
  • Subsaharan African: 11   (0.3%)
  • Danish: 6   (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 6   (0.2%)
  • Czech: 6   (0.2%)
  • Russian: 5   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Rocky Ford City, Colorado is 3,973



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Rocky Ford City, Colorado: 1,801
Female Population in Rocky Ford City, Colorado: 2,172


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Rocky Ford City, Colorado: 35.4
Median Female Resident Age in Rocky Ford City, Colorado: 35.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Rocky Ford City, Colorado


White


Both sexes

43.7

Male

40.6

Female

46.0

Black or African American


Both sexes

33.5

Male

38.5

Female

26.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

44.7

Male

45.8

Female

38.8

Asian


Both sexes

42.0

Male

31.5

Female

48.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

32.2

Male

32.8

Female

31.2

Two or More Races


Both sexes

24.5

Male

26.3

Female

22.3

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

34.2

Male

33.6

Female

34.7

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

51.0

Male

48.8

Female

52.8


(updated 2010)



Races in Rocky Ford City, Colorado


  • White: 3,222
  • African American: 33
  • American Indian: 148
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 32
  • Some Other Race: 431
  • Two or More Races: 107



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Rocky Ford City, Colorado citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 56   (4.19%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 15   (1.12%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 102   (7.64%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 114   (8.54%)
  • 9th Grade: 55   (4.12%)
  • 10th Grade: 84   (6.29%)
  • 11th Grade: 48   (3.6%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 58   (4.34%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 409   (30.64%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 89   (6.67%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 108   (8.09%)
  • Associate Degree: 44   (3.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 116   (8.69%)
  • Master's Degree: 27   (2.02%)
  • Professional School Degree: 5   (0.37%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 5   (0.37%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 48   (3.42%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 32   (2.28%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 40   (2.85%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 98   (6.98%)
  • 9th Grade: 45   (3.21%)
  • 10th Grade: 60   (4.27%)
  • 11th Grade: 64   (4.56%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 74   (5.27%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 422   (30.06%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 66   (4.7%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 149   (10.61%)
  • Associate Degree: 94   (6.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 153   (10.9%)
  • Master's Degree: 59   (4.2%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • Rocky Ford R-2


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 601 South 8 Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7423, Students: 843 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • Washington Primary School


    ( Grades: K-2, Location: 601 South 8th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7681, Students: 224 )

  • Jefferson Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 601 South 8th St., Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7669, Students: 203 )

  • Liberty Elementary School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 601 South 8th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7851, Students: 185 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • Rocky Ford High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 601 South 8th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7431, Students: 231 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • Pioneer Christian School


    ( Grades: K-11, Location: 22535 County Road Cc.5, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-3550, Students: 12 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • Rocky Ford Pl


    400 South Tenth Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067

(updated 2012)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Rocky Ford City, Colorado affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Rocky Ford City, Colorado.

Area Features of Rocky Ford City, Colorado


Airport


(1) Todd Airport Historical  

Canal


(1) Otero Canal  

Church


(1) First United Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) Otero County   (2) Rocky Ford Division  

Locale


(1) Rocky Ford Country Club   (2) Rocky Ford Feedyard  

Mine


(1) Hancock Pit  

Populated Place


(1) Fayette   (2) Hawley  

Reservoir


(1) Swink Reservoir Number 1  

School


(1) District Number 8 School   (2) Grand Valley School   (3) Rocky Ford High School  

Stream


(1) Dry Creek  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

81067 (pop. 6,195)


Cities Nearby Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Rocky Ford Ccd, CO  (pop. 5,357) 0.3 Miles
Swink Town, CO  (pop. 574) 5.7 Miles
Manzanola Ccd, CO  (pop. 1,078) 8.4 Miles
Manzanola Town, CO  (pop. 491) 8.9 Miles
Cheraw Ccd, CO  (pop. 1,667) 9.6 Miles
La Junta Ccd, CO  (pop. 8,804) 9.8 Miles
La Junta City, CO  (pop. 7,024) 10.6 Miles
Ordway Town, CO  (pop. 1,245) 11.8 Miles
Timpas Ccd, CO  (pop. 316) 11.8 Miles
Cheraw Town, CO  (pop. 170) 12.1 Miles



Area Code(s) in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

719



Elevation in Rocky Ford City, Colorado is 4,186.0 ft. (1,276.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Lat: 38.051000 N        Long: -103.721387 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Rocky Ford City, Colorado need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Colorado

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
  Total Electric Industry 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
  Total Electric Industry 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
  Total Electric Industry 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
  Total Electric Industry 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 62   (4.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 44   (3.1%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 89   (6.3%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 136   (9.7%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 139   (9.9%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 208   (14.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 349   (24.8%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 121   (8.6%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 51   (3.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 22   (1.6%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 20   (1.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 21   (1.5%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 74   (5.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 70   (5.0%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,037

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 75

In 3-person carpool : 40

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 11

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 40

Walked : 84

Other means : 31

Worked at home : 29


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 263

5 to 9 minutes : 217

10 to 14 minutes : 199

15 to 19 minutes : 252

20 to 24 minutes : 152

25 to 29 minutes : 123

30 to 34 minutes : 51

35 to 39 minutes : 0

40 to 44 minutes : 0

45 to 59 minutes : 9

60 to 89 minutes : 41

90 or more minutes : 11


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

With Social Security income : 603

No Social Security income : 1,170


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

With retirement income : 322

No retirement income : 1,451


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 105

$10,000 to $14,999 : 100

$15,000 to $19,999 : 118

$20,000 to $24,999 : 133

$25,000 to $29,999 : 141

$30,000 to $34,999 : 56

$35,000 to $39,999 : 142

$40,000 to $44,999 : 40

$45,000 to $49,999 : 40

$50,000 to $59,999 : 103

$60,000 to $74,999 : 87

$75,000 to $99,999 : 46

$100,000 to $124,999 : 63

$125,000 to $149,999 : 9

$150,000 to $199,999 : 8

$200,000 or more : 12


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $30,402


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • KBLJ (1400 AM; 1.0 kW; Swink, CO; Owner: Ccr-la Junta Iv, Llc)

FM Radio Stations Near Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • KRKV (107.3 FM; La Junta, CO; Owner: Alleycat Communications)
  • KECC (89.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: The Colorado College)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: Breath Of The Spirit Ministries)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: Great Plains Christian Radio, Inc.)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Cheraw, CO; Owner: Southern Cultural Foundation)
  • KTHN (92.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: Ccr-la Junta Iv, Llc)
  • KFVR-FM (94.7 FM; La Junta, CO; Owner: Greeley Broadcasting Corporation)
  • NEW (97.3 FM; Cheraw, CO; Owner: Kona Coast Radio, Llc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 171  (21.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 113  (14.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 122  (15.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 48  (6.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 126  (16.0%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 254  (37.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 114  (16.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 257  (37.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 10  (1.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 161 Farms In Rocky Ford City, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Rocky Ford City, Colorado

The State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $194.1k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 16

The First National Bank Of Las Animas - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $318.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 6

Nbh Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.8m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 98

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Rocky Ford City, Colorado

  • La Junta Municipal


    (about 11.4 miles in Cheraw, Colorado; Airport Code: LHX)

  • Pueblo Memorial


    (about 45.3 miles in Pueblo, Colorado; Airport Code: PUB)

  • Lamar Municipal


    (about 56.1 miles in Wiley, Colorado; Airport Code: LAA)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

75.47%

Carpooled

14.19%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.12%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.35%

Walked

7.13%

Other Means

0.0%

Worked At Home

1.75%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Rocky Ford City, Colorado, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 668

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 145

Female householder, no husband present : 390

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 460

Householder not living alone : 110


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 68

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 139

All other households : 1,566


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 508

Renter-occupied housing units : 160

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 95

Renter-occupied housing units : 50

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 192

Renter-occupied housing units : 198

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 200

Renter-occupied housing units : 370


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 183

$10,000 to $14,999 : 228

$15,000 to $19,999 : 182

$20,000 to $24,999 : 155

$25,000 to $29,999 : 288

$30,000 to $34,999 : 61

$35,000 to $39,999 : 136

$40,000 to $44,999 : 48

$45,000 to $49,999 : 92

$50,000 to $59,999 : 152

$60,000 to $74,999 : 87

$75,000 to $99,999 : 60

$100,000 to $124,999 : 72

$125,000 to $149,999 : 9

$150,000 to $199,999 : 8

$200,000 or more : 12


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Total : 2,043


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Occupied : 1,773

Vacant : 270


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 30

Built 1990 to 1999 : 144

Built 1980 to 1989 : 75

Built 1970 to 1979 : 293

Built 1960 to 1969 : 231

Built 1950 to 1959 : 284

Built 1940 to 1949 : 340

Built 1939 or earlier : 646


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Utility gas : 1,332

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 58

Electricity : 313

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 61

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 9

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 20

$20,000 to $24,999 : 51

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 13

$35,000 to $39,999 : 20

$40,000 to $49,999 : 124

$50,000 to $59,999 : 119

$60,000 to $69,999 : 184

$70,000 to $79,999 : 72

$80,000 to $89,999 : 94

$90,000 to $99,999 : 16

$100,000 to $124,999 : 72

$125,000 to $149,999 : 17

$150,000 to $174,999 : 85

$175,000 to $199,999 : 41

$200,000 to $249,999 : 48

$250,000 to $299,999 : 0

$300,000 to $399,999 : 19

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 30

Home equity loan only : 56

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 515

Housing units without a mortgage : 394


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Rocky Ford City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $182,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $18,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $89,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $104,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $98,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $64,100

Built 1939 or earlier : $60,900


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Rocky Ford City, Colorado: 64.2%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 85.71%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 14.29%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Rocky Ford City, CO): $23,359
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Rocky Ford City): $59,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Rocky Ford City): $368
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Utility Gas: 88.7%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.8%
Electricity: 9.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.4%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Rocky Ford City, Colorado are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Pioneer Home Care


     Address: 208 North Main Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 5/31/1996

Arkansas Valley Reg Med Ctr Home Health


     Address: 1100 Carson, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/7/1994

Bent County Nursing Services


     Address: 701 Park Avenue, Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 10/19/1966

Complete Home Health Care


     Address: 41 Montebello Road #222, Pueblo, Colorado 81001
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/27/2001

Caring Plus Inc


     Address: 4602 N Elizabeth Street #140, Pueblo, Colorado 81008
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/29/1990

Hospitals Close To Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center


     Address: 1100 Carson Avenue, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Centura Health-st Mary Corwin Medical Center


     Address: 1008 Minnequa Ave, Pueblo, Colorado 81004
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Parkview Medical Center Inc


     Address: 400 W 16th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Colorado Mental Health Institute At Pueblo


     Address: 1600 W 24th St, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - State

Prowers Medical Center


     Address: 401 Kendall Drive, Lamar, Colorado 81052
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Nursing Homes Close To Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Pioneer Health Care Center


     Address: 900 South 12th Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 72
     Percent Occupied: 79%

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center/ Ecf


     Address: 1100 Carson Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 10
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center- Nursing C


     Address: 514 West 10th Street, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 86
     Percent Occupied: 76%

Crowley County Nursing Center


     Address: 401 Idaho Avenue, Ordway, Colorado 81063
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 33
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Fowler Health Care Center


     Address: 221 2nd Street, P O Box 398, Fowler, Colorado 81039
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 43
     Percent Occupied: 83%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Name: Wolf Creek
Address: PO Box 411; Burlington, KS 66839-0411
Distance: 433 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 775
    Disabled Workers: 215
    Widowers Workers: 145
    Spouses Workers: 95
    Children Workers: 95


(updated 2007)



Otero County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 38.68%
  • Bush & Cheney 60.48%
  • Other 0.85%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Rocky Ford City, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Otero County, CO

5.92 % of Otero County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $27,679

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Otero County, CO (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Pueblo County , CO 1.17 % ($25,427 AGI )
  • Crowley County , CO 0.31 % ($28,700 AGI )
  • Bent County , CO 0.28 % ($18,667 AGI )

Relocation away from Otero County, CO

6.89 % of Otero County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $29,271

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Otero County, CO (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Pueblo County , CO 1.54 % ($29,440 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.63 % ($19,683 AGI )
  • Crowley County , CO 0.46 % ($32,833 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Colorado

Low Bracket: $0 (4.63%)
High Bracket: $0 (4.63%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Colorado

2.90%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Rocky Ford City, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.

























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Rocky Ford City, Colorado directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Rocky Ford City, Colorado

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder n/a n/a 0 n/a 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 0 n/a 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape n/a n/a 1 n/a 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 24 n/a 48 24 49 0 0 0 0 0 26
Robbery n/a n/a 6 n/a 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 143 n/a 24 71 24 0 51 0 0 0 0
Assault n/a n/a 31 n/a 33 23 25 11 6 15 6 1 1
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 739 n/a 784 548 610 279 153 392 149 25 26
Burglary n/a n/a 22 n/a 31 18 24 34 46 44 25 15 7
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 525 n/a 736 429 586 861 1,175 1,149 621 373 179
Larceny Theft n/a n/a 87 n/a 96 57 67 68 38 69 57 22 8
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 2,075 n/a 2,280 1,357 1,636 1,722 970 1,802 1,416 547 205
Vehicle Theft n/a n/a 4 n/a 5 4 3 2 4 2 0 2 0
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 95 n/a 119 95 73 51 102 52 0 50 0
Arson n/a n/a 1 n/a 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 n/a n/a 24 n/a 0 0 49 127 26 0 0 0 0
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
n/a n/a 10 n/a 9 7 7 3 2 4 2 0 0
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
n/a n/a 29 n/a 33 20 24 27 22 29 21 10 4
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
n/a n/a 19 n/a 21 13 16 15 12 16 11 5 2


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Colorado

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,381 9,125 11,369 9,961 6,950 10,980 14,666 15,240 16,098 16,471


(updated 2014)



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