Rifle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 9,563 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rifle is the 51st largest community in Colorado.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rifle is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.82% of the Rifle workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rifle is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rifle who work in sales jobs (10.87%), office and administrative support (10.38%), and management occupations (6.37%).
In terms of college education, Rifle is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.92% of adults 25 and older in Rifle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rifle in 2010 was $22,029, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,116 for a family of four. However, Rifle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rifle is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rifle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rifle residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Rifle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rifle include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rifle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.