Rifle, Colorado Population 2021

9,684
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Rifle is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 9,684, it is the 50th largest city in Colorado and the 3175th largest city in the United States. Rifle is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 5.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,172 in 2010. Rifle reached it's highest population of 9,717 in 2018. Spanning over 7 miles, Rifle has a population density of 1,377 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rifle is $73,113 with a poverty rate of 11.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $984 per month, and the median house value is $246,300. The median age in Rifle is 32.4 years, 30.5 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males.

Rifle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rifle was:

  • White: 87.40%
  • Other race: 7.85%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Black or African American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rifle, Colorado is 9,684, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,717.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,172.

Rifle, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,43487.40%
Some Other Race7587.85%
Two or More Races3243.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.69%
Asian570.59%
Black or African American100.10%
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Rifle Population by Race

Rifle Population Pyramid 2021

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Rifle Median Age

32.4


Total

30.5


Male

33.6


Female

Rifle Adults

There are 6,791 adults, (1,022 of whom are seniors) in Rifle.

Rifle Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rifle Sex Ratio

Female

4,871

50.48%

Male

4,779

49.52%

Rifle Population by Age

Rifle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rifle Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.4%11.6%
Married71.8%28.2%
Female65.7%34.3%
All64.9%35.1%
Non Family46%54%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rifle Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4112.7964.9
Married2,0733.371.8
Non Family9081.346
Female3183.5265.7
Male1123.5688.4

3.3

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Rifle Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5619.28%
9th to 12th Grade4086.75%
High School Graduate2,06934.22%
Some College1,23020.34%
Associates Degree80113.25%
Bachelors Degree71411.81%
Graduate Degree2644.37%
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Rifle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rifle Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,3744,024960
Hispanic1,48192915
Other Race411289
Multiple Races123373
Asian5757
Native American3939
Black1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.95%.

Rifle Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,388$43,250$30,175
Less Than High School$43,214$49,850$27,096
High School Grad$38,005$45,424$26,598
Some College$34,314$40,546$30,617
Bachelors Degree$40,949$41,197$39,500
Graduate Degree$46,766$52,500$45,136

$38,388

Average Earnings

$43,250

Average Male

$30,175

Average Female

Rifle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rifle Language by Age

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Rifle Language

70.15% of Rifle residents speak only English, while 29.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.30% of the population.

Rifle Language

Rifle Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,94656719.25%
White6,1595118.30%
Other75813617.94%
Multiple3244614.20%

11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.84%

Male Poverty Rate

15.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rifle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rifle is Hispanic, with 19.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rifle is White, with 8.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.73%.

Rifle Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School15.45%
Less Than High School10.64%
Some College6.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%

Rifle Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.00%
Male Unemployed12.96%
Female Employed7.10%
Male Employed4.96%

Rifle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rifle Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,319$73,113
Families$76,985$81,914
Married Families$83,836-
Non Families$35,921$45,861
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Income by Household Type

Rifle Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.2%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Rifle Married by Age and Sex

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Rifle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rifle Marital Status by Race

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Rifle Marital Status

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414

Number of Veterans

356

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War44
Korea25
World War II18

Rifle Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74164
35 to 5477
75+71
55 to 6458
18 to 3444

Rifle Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3375.64%
Indian39100.00%
Hispanic382.12%
Other387.47%

Rifle Veterans by Race

Rifle Veterans by Education

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4.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rifle Veterans by Education

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75.7%

Labor Force Participation

70.3%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rifle Employment by Age

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Rifle Employment by Race

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Rifle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.26%

Born in Colorado

84.52%

Native Born

15.48%

Foreign Born

12.24%

Non Citizen

3.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.52% of Rifle residents were born in the United States, with 46.26% having been born in Colorado. 12.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rifle Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,684-11-0.11%
20209,695-11-0.11%
20199,706-11-0.11%
20189,717490.51%
20179,66820.02%
20169,6661501.58%
20159,516740.78%
20149,442100.11%
20139,432-3-0.03%
20129,435991.06%
20119,336-12-0.13%
20109,3482,5643.26%
20006,7842,1483.88%
19904,6361,4213.73%
19803,2150.00%

Rifle Population by Year