Rocky Ford, Colorado Population 2022

3,770
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Rocky Ford is a city located in Otero County Colorado. Rocky Ford has a 2020 population of 3,770. Rocky Ford is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually and its population has decreased by -4.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,968 in 2010.

The average household income in Rocky Ford is $39,129 with a poverty rate of 35.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $717 per month, and the median house value is $73,600. The median age in Rocky Ford is 34.8 years, 35.8 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Rocky Ford Demographics

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

  • White: 86.04%
  • Two or more races: 6.72%
  • Other race: 5.28%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rocky Ford, Colorado is 3,770 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,770.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,968.

Rocky Ford, Colorado Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,29086.04%
Two or More Races2576.72%
Some Other Race2025.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native621.62%
Black or African American130.34%
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Rocky Ford Population by Race

Rocky Ford Population Pyramid $2022

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Rocky Ford Median Age

34.8


Total

35.8


Male

34.2


Female

Rocky Ford Adults

There are 2,702 adults, (654 of whom are seniors) in Rocky Ford.

Rocky Ford Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rocky Ford Sex Ratio

Female

1,987

51.96%

Male

1,837

48.04%

Rocky Ford Population by Age

Rocky Ford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rocky Ford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male38.7%61.3%
Female39.1%60.9%
Non Family51%49%
All55.7%44.3%
Married67.6%32.4%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rocky Ford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3852.7155.7
Married6013.6467.6
Non Family4921.251
Female2613.2839.1
Male313.7138.7

3.48

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Rocky Ford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1486.53%
9th to 12th Grade25111.08%
High School Graduate73032.23%
Some College63928.21%
Associates Degree1446.36%
Bachelors Degree23010.15%
Graduate Degree1235.43%
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Rocky Ford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rocky Ford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,21686220
White959926297
Other Race176127
Native American623725
2+ Races594711
Black1313

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 native american people with a rate of 40.32%.

Rocky Ford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,747$29,688$21,607
Less Than 9th Grade$21,714$30,250$
High School Graduate$25,607$26,012$20,729
Some College$27,898$32,292$22,539
Bachelors Degree$41,176$40,956$42,969
Graduate Degree$36,429$$40,000

$26,747

Average Earnings

$29,688

Average Male

$21,607

Average Female

Rocky Ford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rocky Ford Language by Age

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Rocky Ford Language

83.05% of Rocky Ford residents speak only English, while 16.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.73% of the population.

Rocky Ford Language

Rocky Ford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,26391040.21%
Multiple24521587.76%
White1,22720716.87%
Other81NaN%
Native621320.97%
Black13323.08%

35.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.64%

Male Poverty Rate

38.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rocky Ford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rocky Ford is Multiple, with 87.76% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.63%.

Rocky Ford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.68%
Some College23.35%
Bachelors or Greater18.54%
High School17.57%

Rocky Ford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.22%
Male Unemployed47.95%
Female Employed28.78%
Male Employed9.18%

Rocky Ford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rocky Ford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,551$39,129
Families$38,694$47,924
Married Families$43,984-
Non Families$20,764$22,254
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Income by Household Type

Rocky Ford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Rocky Ford Married by Age and Sex

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Rocky Ford 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.

Rocky Ford Marital Status by Race

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Rocky Ford Marital Status

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279

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam82
Second Gulf War55
First Gulf War38
Korea8
World War II7

Rocky Ford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7472
35 to 5465
75+63
18 to 3440
55 to 6439

Rocky Ford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2219.34%
Hispanic925.98%
Other Race3821.59%
Native American1219.35%
2+ Races89.41%

Rocky Ford Veterans by Race

Rocky Ford Veterans by Education

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19.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rocky Ford Veterans by Education

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47.8%

Labor Force Participation

41.6%

Employment Rate

12.9%

Unemployment Rate

Rocky Ford Employment by Age

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Rocky Ford Employment by Race

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Rocky Ford 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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62.21%

Born in Rocky Ford

91.76%

Native Born

8.24%

Foreign Born

5.54%

Non Citizen

2.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.76% of Rocky Ford residents were born in the United States, with 62.21% having been born in Colorado. 5.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rocky Ford Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20223,770-15-0.40%
20213,785-15-0.39%
20203,800-15-0.39%
20193,815-15-0.39%
20183,83020.05%
20173,828150.39%
20163,813-1-0.03%
20153,814-35-0.91%
20143,849-29-0.75%
20133,878-38-0.97%
20123,916-46-1.16%
20113,962-6-0.15%
20103,968-318-0.77%
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%

Rocky Ford Population by Year