Rocky Ford, Colorado Population 2020

3,862

Rocky Ford is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 3,862, it is the 89th largest city in Colorado and the 5506th largest city in the United States. Rocky Ford is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually but its population has decreased by -2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,957 in 2010. Rocky Ford reached it's highest population of 4,929 in 1960. Spanning over 2 miles, Rocky Ford has a population density of 2,325 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rocky Ford is $41,598 with a poverty rate of 25.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $656 per month, and the median house value is $73,900. The median age in Rocky Ford is 40.5 years, 41.3 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Rocky Ford Demographics

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

  • White: 90.06%
  • Other race: 4.47%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Black or African American: 1.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rocky Ford, Colorado is 3,862, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,828.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,957.

Rocky Ford, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,44490.06%
Some Other Race1714.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native621.62%
Black or African American501.31%
Two or More Races491.28%
Asian481.26%

Rocky Ford Population Pyramid 2020

Rocky Ford Median Age

40.5


Total

41.3


Male

40.2


Female

Rocky Ford Adults

There are 2,907 adults, (672 of whom are seniors) in Rocky Ford.

Rocky Ford Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Rocky Ford Sex Ratio

Female

1,941

50.76%

Male

1,883

49.24%

Rocky Ford Households and Families

Rocky Ford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rocky Ford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
Male64.2%35.8%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family51%49%
Female30.6%69.4%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5432.4358.1
Married6473.1877.6
Non Family5061.0751
Female3372.830.6
Male533.8364.2

3.04

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rocky Ford Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1666.45%
9th to 12th Grade2579.98%
High School Graduate77630.14%
Some College76129.55%
Associates Degree2047.92%
Bachelors Degree30111.69%
Graduate Degree1104.27%

Rocky Ford Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,28494318
White1,1731,110364
Other Race153118
Native American622715
Black5050
Multiple Races413014
Asian168

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 multiple races people with a rate of 34.15%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,750$29,444$27,500
Less Than High School$21,971$26,705$
High School Grad$25,788$25,466$28,229
Some College$30,043$42,813$26,197
Bachelors Degree$42,351$41,641$50,139
Graduate Degree$35,781$$37,031

$28,750

Average Earnings

$29,444

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Rocky Ford Language

Rocky Ford Language by Age

Rocky Ford Language

81.96% of Rocky Ford residents speak only English, while 18.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.79% of the population.

Rocky Ford Poverty

Rocky Ford Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,08968232.65%
White1,54921613.94%
Other1715532.16%
Asian4848100.00%
Multiple38821.05%
Black3712.70%

25.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.92%

Male Poverty Rate

25.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rocky Ford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rocky Ford is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rocky Ford is Black, with 2.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.19%
Some College19.20%
High School14.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.75%
Male Unemployed53.00%
Female Employed13.32%
Male Employed12.08%

Rocky Ford Income

Rocky Ford Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,190$41,598
Families$37,853$48,138
Married Families$42,813-
Non Families$22,262$25,162

Rocky Ford Marital Status

Rocky Ford Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rocky Ford Married by Age and Sex

Rocky Ford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rocky Ford Marital Status by Race

Rocky Ford Veterans

309

Number of Veterans

299

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam87
Second Gulf War69
First Gulf War30
World War II23
Korea7
Age Group Veterans
75+80
55 to 6472
35 to 5462
18 to 3453
65 to 7442
Name Veterans % of Total
White2449.48%
Hispanic1026.83%
Other3120.26%
Indian1524.19%
Black1326.00%
2 or More614.63%

$Rocky Ford Veterans by Education

21.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rocky Ford Employment Status

51.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rocky Ford Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.00%

Born in Colorado

92.42%

Native Born

7.58%

Foreign Born

5.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.42% of Rocky Ford residents were born in the United States, with 63.00% having been born in Colorado. 5.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,862170.44%
20193,845170.44%
20183,82840.10%
20173,824170.45%
20163,807-4-0.10%
20153,811-34-0.88%
20143,845-28-0.72%
20133,873-39-1.00%
20123,912-47-1.19%
20113,959-7-0.18%
20103,966-320-0.77%
20004,2861240.29%
19904,162-642-1.42%
19804,804-55-0.11%
19704,859-70-0.14%
19604,9298421.89%
19504,0875931.58%
19403,494680.20%
19303,426-320-0.89%
19203,7465161.49%
19103,2300.00%