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Population in 2012: 9,267 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.6%
Males: 4,823  (52.0%)
Females: 4,444  (48.0%)

Median resident age:  31.0 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81650.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,482 (it was $42,734 in 2000)
Rifle:

$52,482
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,836

Rifle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $248,589 (it was $129,400 in 2000)
Rifle:

$248,589
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $229,422; Detached houses: $279,584; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,324; In 2-unit structures: $190,604; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $185,475; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $249,190; Mobile homes: $59,705; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $82,341

Median gross rent in 2012: $967.

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  • White alone - 6,078 (66.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,791 (30.4%)
  • Two or more races - 123 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 67 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 46 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 47 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rifle: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (19.0%), English (9.3%), Irish (8.2%), United States (5.5%), Swedish (3.2%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/18/1905

Elevation: 5345 feet

Land area: 4.29 square miles.

Population density: 2,160 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rifle:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rifle city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

1,611 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.6%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Rifle, Colorado as of October 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rifle to the number of sex offenders is 1,158 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,115 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $761 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (138.2 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (150.6 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (479.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Silt, CO (2.6 miles ), New Castle, CO (3.7 miles ), Battlement Mesa, CO (3.9 miles ), Parachute, CO (3.9 miles ), Chacra, CO (4.3 miles ), Collbran, CO (4.8 miles ), Grand Valley, CO (4.9 miles) , Glenwood Springs, CO (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 89 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2002: 94 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2003: 70 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2005: 109 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2006: 119 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2007: 108 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $252,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $323,100

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Latitude: 39.54 N, Longitude: 107.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +419 (+4.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,402 (53.0%)

Area code: 970

Rifle household income distribution Rifle home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Colorado average:

2.23

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Rifle, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,285 (+23.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Rifle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/2002 at 18:17:45, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.1 miles away from Rifle center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/20/1995 at 12:46:16, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.7 miles away from Rifle center
On 10/1/2005 at 05:57:03, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garfield County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Robert Winslow - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rifle:

  • GRAND RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 501 AIRPORT ROAD)
  • COLORADO STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME-RIFLE (Nursing Home, 851 EAST 5TH STREET)
  • E DENE MOORE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 701 EAST 5TH STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Rifle:


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Local government website: www.rifleco.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rifle:

  • Mesa State College (about 53 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,126)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 83 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 138 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (about 138 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 27,408)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 141 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 3,082)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 148 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 2,438)
  • Regis University (about 148 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 5,233)

Public high schools in Rifle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rifle:

See full list of schools located in Rifle, School District: GARFIELD RE-2

Library in Rifle:

  • GARFIELD CO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $4,231,469; Location: 796 MEGAN AVENUE; 147,116 books; 11,607 audio materials; 11,550 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 357 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Grand River Hospital District (GRHD) has served the heathcare needs of Western Garfield County since 1962, first through Clagett Memorial Hospital and now the new Grand River Medical Center. 501 Airport Road, Rifle 970.625.1510
  • Clagett Memorial Hospital is now Grand River Hospital District and is located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Please update. Thank you.

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Notable location: Rifle Fire Protection District Station 1 Headquarters (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Government Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Rifle Creek Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 337 East Avenue), Cottonwood Springs Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 27653 Highway 6), Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce (200 Lion Park Circle).

Hotels: Buckskin Inn (101 Ray Avenue), Rusty Cannon Motel (701 Taughenbaugh Boulevard).

Courts: Rifle City - City Hall- Rifle Municipal Court (202 Railroad Avenue), Garfield County - Courts-Ninth Judicial District- Rifle (110 East 18th Street).

 
Garfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average.
City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.9. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

22.1
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rifle and their reported violations in the past:

COTTONWOOD SPRINGS (Population served: 750, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-1997), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-1997)
RIFLE CREEK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-1999), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-1998), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
RIFLE FALLS STATE PARK (Address: 0050 RD 219 , Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
RIFLE FIRESIDE LANES (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
TEEPEE BIBLE CAMP (Address: 7802 CR 319 , Population served: 85, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-04-2002)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-1999), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-11-1999)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-1999), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-1999)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-1999), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-1999)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rifle that have no violations reported:

  • RIFLE GAP STATE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rifle, CO

People in group quarters in Rifle in 2010:

  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Rifle in 2000:

  • 96 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Rifle compared to Colorado state average:

Rifle, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Rifle (2011 data):

  • Alpine Bank: Rifle Branch at 100 East 4th Street, branch established on 1993/03/08; South Rifle Branch at 405 Airport Road, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rifle Branch at 1542 Railroad Avenue, branch established on 1981/11/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • ANB Bank: Rifle Branch at 429 Railroad Avenue, branch established on 1990/02/02. Info updated 2012/01/03: Bank assets: $1,746.7 mil, Deposits: $1,394.3 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Sturm Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Rifle Branch at Wapiti Ave, branch established on 2006/12/13. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Academy Bank, National Association: Rifle Branch at 1000 Airport Road, branch established on 2007/05/02. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • Bank of Colorado: Rifle Branch at 1200 Railroad Avenue, branch established on 2003/05/12. Info updated 2006/09/15: Bank assets: $2,140.7 mil, Deposits: $1,783.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Collins, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rifle, Colorado:

  • Red River Inn, 718 Taughenbaugh Blvd, Rifle, CO 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-3050
  • Winchester Motel, 520 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-1777
  • La Quinta Inn And Suites, 600 Wapiti Ct, Rifle, CO 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-2676, Fax: (970) 625-4474
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 301 S 7th St, Rifle, CO 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-9912, Fax: (970) 625-9913
  • Hampton Inn & Suites-Rifle, 499 Airport Rd, Rifle, CO 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-1500, Fax: (970) 625-1503
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rifle, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rifle travel time to work - commute


Rifle mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rifle city (based on Garfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here27.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents44.1%9.8%7.3%4.7%4.4%
Congregations10.2%6.1%8.2%8.2%8.2%
NameNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.2%4.2%3.4%2.7%15.2%
Congregations8.2%4.1%2.0%6.1%38.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Garfield County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Garfield County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Garfield County:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

15.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.9%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Garfield County:

15.4%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.3%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$21,516$51,6380$0
Other Government Administration 11$53,811$58,70317$8,413
Judicial and Legal 1$6,354$76,2482$6,108
Police Protection - Officers 17$88,788$62,6740$0
Police - Other 4$12,613$37,8390$0
Streets and Highways 8$37,465$56,1980$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,700$44,4001$248
Sewerage 3$13,709$54,8360$0
Parks and Recreation 10$38,508$46,2101$576
Water Supply 11$54,498$59,4520$0
Other and Unallocable 5$17,789$42,6942$1,140
Totals for Government 76$348,751$55,06623$16,485

Rifle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $379,000 ($40.90)
    Water Utilities: $212,000 ($22.88)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,202,000 ($129.71)
    Water Utilities: $1,094,000 ($118.05)
    Central Staff Services: $694,000 ($74.89)
    Sewerage: $665,000 ($71.76)
    Regular Highways: $581,000 ($62.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $521,000 ($56.22)
    General Public Buildings: $456,000 ($49.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $414,000 ($44.67)
    Housing & Community Development: $403,000 ($43.49)
    Financial Administration: $218,000 ($23.52)
    General - Other: $158,000 ($17.05)
    Welfare - Other: $156,000 ($16.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $99,000 ($10.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $72,000 ($7.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($10.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $109,000 ($11.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,335,000 ($251.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($7.66)

Rifle government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $531,000 ($57.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $476,000 ($51.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $259,000 ($27.95)
    All Other: $253,000 ($27.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $61,000 ($6.58)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($4.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $73,000 ($7.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $141,000 ($15.22)
    Health & Hospitals: $83,000 ($8.96)
    All Other: $12,000 ($1.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $332,000 ($35.83)
    Interest Earnings: $248,000 ($26.76)
    Property Sale Other: $46,000 ($4.96)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.86)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,331,000 ($143.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $459,000 ($49.53)
    Highways: $198,000 ($21.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $192,000 ($20.72)
    All Other: $94,000 ($10.14)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,209,000 ($238.37)
    Property: $262,000 ($28.27)
    Public Utilities: $148,000 ($15.97)
    Motor Vehicle License: $37,000 ($3.99)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.11)

Rifle government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,269,000 ($136.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,681,000 ($181.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,545,000 ($166.72)
    Water Utilities: $1,138,000 ($122.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $136,000 ($14.68)
    Water Utilities: $131,000 ($14.14)

Rifle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,527,000 ($704.33)

11.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.79%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Eagle County, CO  1.02% ($71,077 average AGI)
from Mesa County, CO  0.90% ($36,248)
from Pitkin County, CO  0.71% ($92,299)


9.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Colorado average:

10.03%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($374 average AGI)
Garfield County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mesa County, CO  1.51% ($48,260 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  0.59% ($64,211)
to Pitkin County, CO  0.39% ($34,306)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rifle:

  • KRGS (690 AM; 1 kW; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGLN (980 AM; 1 kW; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO WEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rifle:

  • K276AI (103.1 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • K272DL (102.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K202BJ (88.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K292CY (106.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: MESA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAYW (98.1 FM; MEEKER, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • K244AN (96.7 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: COLORADO WEST BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KQZR (102.5 FM; CRAIG, CO; Owner: CRAIG BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Rifle:

  • K11KR (Channel 2; RIFLE, CO; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rifle, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 66
  • Fatalities: 158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Rifle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 62 meters (203ft)
Total average daily traffic: 138,461
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,798

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rifle, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rifle)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rifle, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rifle)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rifle)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 104
  • Hazardous Condition: 79
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Rifle


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rifle, CO

Most common first names in Rifle, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4578.2 years
John4276.6 years
Robert4172.3 years
James3775.5 years
Mary3078.0 years
Charles2373.9 years
George2079.1 years
Helen1881.7 years
Frank1680.1 years
Ruth1481.1 years
Most common last names in Rifle, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1978.7 years
Wilson1473.9 years
Johnson1477.9 years
Jones1079.6 years
Williams973.0 years
Jewell973.4 years
Davis969.7 years
Cook888.0 years
Harris879.0 years
Arnold873.4 years
Businesses in Rifle, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx4Subway2
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kroger1U-Haul2
La Quinta1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2
Browse common businesses in Rifle, CO


Rifle on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Roger L. Day (7)
  • Kristina Esquibel (1)
  • Jeff W. Simons (1)
  • Leonard H. Switzer (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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