Rifle, Colorado Population 2024

10,637

Rifle is a city located in Garfield County Colorado. Rifle has a 2024 population of 10,637. Rifle is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,428 in 2020.

The average household income in Rifle is $83,044 with a poverty rate of 5.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rifle is 32.1 years, 33.7 years for males, and 29.7 years for females.

Rifle Demographics

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

  • White: 77.2%
  • Two or more races: 15.1%
  • Other race: 6.31%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.09%
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,512.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2% (209)
The current population of Rifle, Colorado is 10,637 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,428.

Rifle, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,04477.2%
Two or more races1,57315.1%
Other race6586.31%
Asian590.57%
Native American390.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander380.36%
Black or African American90.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Rifle Population by Race

Rifle Population Pyramid 2024

Rifle Median Age

32.1

Total

33.7

Male

29.7

Female

Rifle Adults

There are 7,400 adults, (984 of whom are seniors) in Rifle.

Rifle Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rifle Sex Ratio

Female5,35551.39%
Male5,06548.61%

Rifle Population by Age

Rifle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6152.847030
Married2,1643.387723
Non Family8971.2949.850.2
Female4993.2476.423.6
Male553.669.130.9
showing: 5 rows

3.29

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rifle Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rifle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rifle Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 42.11%.

Rifle Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,981

Average Earnings

$47,373

Average Male

$33,066

Average Female

Rifle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rifle Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rifle Language

70.14% of Rifle residents speak only English, while 29.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.76% of the population.

Rifle Language

Rifle Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,8073235.56%
Hispanic4,0972125.17%
Multiple1,573342.16%
Other658213.19%
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5.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.78%

Male Poverty Rate

7.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rifle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rifle is White, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rifle is Multiple, with 2.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 8.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.85%.

Rifle Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.18%
High School4.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%
Less Than 9th Grade1.61%
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Rifle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.26%
Male Unemployed1.46%
Male Employed0.79%
Female Unemployed
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Rifle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rifle Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rifle Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rifle Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rifle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rifle Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rifle Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

348

Number of Veterans

326

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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Rifle Veterans by War

count

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Rifle Veterans by Age

count

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Rifle Veterans by Race

Rifle Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rifle Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

77.9%

Labor Force Participation

74.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Rifle Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rifle Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rifle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.53%

Born in Rifle

86.12%

Native Born

13.88%

Foreign Born

8.13%

Non Citizen

5.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.12% of Rifle residents were born in the United States, with 46.53% having been born in Colorado. 8.13% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,852430.4%
202810,809430.4%
202710,766430.4%
202610,723430.4%
202510,680430.4%
202410,637430.41%
202310,594430.41%
202210,551430.41%
202110,508800.77%
202010,4286176.29%
20199,811140.14%
20189,797490.5%
20179,74860.06%
20169,7421721.8%
20159,570660.69%
20149,50450.05%
20139,499380.4%
20129,4611291.38%
20119,332-12-0.13%
20109,3442,56037.74%
20006,7842,14846.33%
19904,6361,42144.2%
19803,215
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Rifle Population by Year