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People

Total Population 3,877
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,420
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,786
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $581
Median House Value $72,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rocky Ford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles E of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Otero
Standard Zip Codes 81067
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.052
Longitude -103.719

Rocky Ford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROCKY FORD 2 SE
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 46 F
Apr Temp 35 to 70 F
Jul Temp 60 to 94 F
Oct Temp 36 to 73 F
Annual Precip 11.8 inches
Station ORDWAY 2 ENE
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 45 F
Apr Temp 33 to 68 F
Jul Temp 59 to 95 F
Oct Temp 34 to 72 F
Annual Precip 11.3 inches
Station LA JUNTA 20 S
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 48 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 95 F
Oct Temp 37 to 72 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rocky Ford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hawley (81067)

Vroman (81067)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cheraw 175 $43,542
Crowley 284 $30,000
La Junta 7,018 $38,781
Manzanola 445 $39,750
Ordway 1,393 $33,750
Swink 659 $47,857

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rocky Ford Public Libraries

Library
Rocky Ford Public Library
400 SOUTH 10TH STREET
Rocky Ford, Colorado
(719) 254-6641
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Rocky Ford High Schools

ROCKY FORD HIGH SCHOOL
100 WEST WASHINGTON
719-254-7431
Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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