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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rocky Ford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Ford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Ford who work in management occupations (13.63%), office and administrative support (11.42%), and sales jobs (7.96%).

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

One of the benefits of Rocky Ford is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.89 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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 percentage of adults in Rocky Ford with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.55% of adults in Rocky Ford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Ford in 2010 was $16,635, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,540 for a family of four.

The people who call Rocky Ford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky Ford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rocky Ford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 58.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Ford include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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

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