Rocky Ford, Colorado Population 2024

3,696

Rocky Ford is a city located in Otero County Colorado. Rocky Ford has a 2024 population of 3,696. Rocky Ford is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -4.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,868 in 2020.

The average household income in Rocky Ford is $42,664 with a poverty rate of 46.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rocky Ford is 33 years, 30 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Rocky Ford Demographics

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

  • White: 68.57%
  • Two or more races: 19.64%
  • Other race: 9.84%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,225.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.45% (-172)
The current population of Rocky Ford, Colorado is 3,696 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,868.

Rocky Ford, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,64068.57%
Two or more races75619.64%
Other race3799.84%
Asian571.48%
Native American130.34%
Black or African American50.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rocky Ford Population by Race

Rocky Ford Population Pyramid 2024

Rocky Ford Median Age

33

Total

30

Male

39.8

Female

Rocky Ford Adults

There are 2,769 adults, (660 of whom are seniors) in Rocky Ford.

Rocky Ford Age Dependency

82.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rocky Ford Sex Ratio

Female1,91649.77%
Male1,93450.23%

Rocky Ford Population by Age

Rocky Ford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3092.8765.334.7
Married5083.7178.121.9
Non Family4781.5159.240.8
Female2613.315941
Male624.7333.966.1
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3.55

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rocky Ford 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

Rocky Ford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rocky Ford 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 native american people with a rate of 92.31%.

Rocky Ford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,286

Average Earnings

$31,319

Average Male

$14,671

Average Female

Rocky Ford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rocky Ford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rocky Ford Language

83.33% of Rocky Ford residents speak only English, while 16.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.3% of the population.

Rocky Ford Language

Rocky Ford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,4431,27252.07%
Multiple73951970.23%
White1,16535830.73%
Other37912934.04%
Asian571526.32%
Native1313100%
Black55100%
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46.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

43.73%

Male Poverty Rate

48.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rocky Ford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rocky Ford is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rocky Ford is Asian, with 26.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.51%.

Rocky Ford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School37.79%
Less Than 9th Grade29.84%
Bachelors or Greater29.56%
Some College28.68%
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Rocky Ford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed35.08%
Female Unemployed29.41%
Male Employed14.43%
Male Unemployed9.57%
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Rocky Ford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rocky Ford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rocky Ford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Rocky Ford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rocky Ford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

282

Number of Veterans

218

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

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Rocky Ford Veterans by War

count

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Rocky Ford Veterans by Age

count

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Rocky Ford Veterans by Race

Rocky Ford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rocky Ford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.1%

Labor Force Participation

36.6%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Rocky Ford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rocky Ford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rocky Ford 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

64.57%

Born in Rocky Ford

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

1.82%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.57% of Rocky Ford residents were born in the United States, with 64.57% having been born in Colorado. 1.82% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,436-52-1.49%
20283,488-52-1.47%
20273,540-52-1.45%
20263,592-52-1.43%
20253,644-52-1.41%
20243,696-52-1.39%
20233,748-52-1.37%
20223,800-52-1.35%
20213,852-16-0.41%
20203,868461.2%
20193,822-24-0.62%
20183,84660.16%
20173,840130.34%
20163,82740.1%
20153,823-29-0.75%
20143,852-26-0.67%
20133,878-39-1%
20123,917-44-1.11%
20113,961-4-0.1%
20103,965-321-7.49%
20004,2861242.98%
19904,162-642-13.36%
19804,804-55-1.13%
19704,859-70-1.42%
19604,92984220.6%
19504,08759316.97%
19403,494681.98%
19303,426-320-8.54%
19203,74651615.98%
19103,230
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Rocky Ford Population by Year