Rocky Ford, CO


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Rocky Ford is a very small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 3,827 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Ford is the 91st largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Rocky Ford was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Rocky Ford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Ford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Ford who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), management occupations (11.49%), and community and social services (8.19%).

Rocky Ford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rocky Ford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.62 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Rocky Ford is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Rocky Ford are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.35% of adults in Rocky Ford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Rocky Ford in 2010 was $17,086, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,344 for a family of four. However, Rocky Ford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rocky Ford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rocky Ford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Rocky Ford, accounting for 54.06% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Rocky Ford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Ford include Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Rocky Ford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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