|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rocky Ford is 3,854. Rocky Ford, Colorado is the 5,532nd largest city in the US.
The peak population of Rocky Ford was in 2000, when its population was 4,270. In 2000, Rocky Ford was the 4,827th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 5,532nd largest city in the US. Rocky Ford is currently 9.7% smaller than it was in 2000.
Rocky Ford has shrunk 9.7% since the year 2000. Rocky Ford, Colorado's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|5527||Wills Point, Texas||3,863||8.2%|
|5529||Pomona, New York||3,861||40.2%|
|5530||Manning, South Carolina||3,859||-3.9%|
|5532||Rocky Ford, Colorado||3,854||-9.7%|
|5534||Baxter Springs, Kansas||3,852||-15.9%|
|5535||Nichols Hills, Oklahoma||3,851||-5.0%|
|5537||Ravenswood, West Virginia||3,847||-4.5%|
The total voting age population of Rocky Ford, Colorado, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,490. The voting age population is 44.6% male and 55.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.1% of the residents of Rocky Ford are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rocky Ford are 86.0% White, 6.7% Two or more races, 5.3% Other, 1.6% American Indian and 0.3% Black. Additionally, 59.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rocky Ford, 35.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 54.9%. On a per-household basis, 27.4% of families are below the poverty line in Rocky Ford.
Among those aged 16 and older, 47.8% of Rocky Ford residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.4% of Rocky Ford residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 15.6% have a bachelor's degree and 5.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rocky Ford residents aged 5 and older, 17.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rocky Ford is 12.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rocky Ford, 18.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rocky Ford is $29,551.
In Rocky Ford, 55.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 44.3% of housing units in Rocky Ford.
Of all the housing units in Rocky Ford, 32.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Rocky Ford, 0.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rocky Ford is $717.
In Rocky Ford, 65.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.