Rifle, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 9,661 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +42.4%
Males: 5,053  (52.3%)
Females: 4,608  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81650.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,573 (it was $42,734 in 2000)
Rifle:

$62,573
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,260 (it was $17,376 in 2000)

Rifle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $281,997 (it was $129,400 in 2000)
Rifle:

$281,997
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $534,158; detached houses: $604,873; townhouses or other attached units: $532,833; in 2-unit structures: $448,201; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $282,804; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $448,469; mobile homes: $82,138; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $29,992

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,119.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rifle: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 26.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Rifle, CO (2017)
    • 7,25273.1%White alone
    • 2,19022.1%Hispanic
    • 1691.7%American Indian alone
    • 1481.5%Two or more races
    • 981.0%Asian alone
    • 440.4%Black alone

Races in Rifle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Rifle, Colorado as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rifle is 251 to 1.


Crime rates in Rifle by year

Type

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(53.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(139.7)
8
(83.9)
3
(31.2)
12
(123.4)
12
(123.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
1
(10.4)
3
(30.9)
1
(10.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(193.4)
10
(104.9)
10
(104.0)
16
(164.5)
27
(278.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(386.8)
23
(241.2)
14
(145.6)
24
(246.8)
19
(195.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
258
(2,772)
137
(1,437)
148
(1,540)
267
(2,746)
185
(1,905)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(107.5)
7
(73.4)
6
(62.4)
14
(144.0)
27
(278.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
2
(20.8)
2
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)404.5171.5146.5279.5269.7

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City-data.com crime index in Rifle, CO

Crime rate in Rifle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (14.2%), American (9.1%), English (5.0%), Irish (4.4%), French Canadian (2.2%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 8/18/1905

Elevation: 5345 feet

Land area: 4.29 square miles.

Population density: 2,252 people per square mile   (low).

Rifle, Colorado map

1,231 residents are foreign born (11.3% Latin America).

This city:

12.4%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,008 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $984 (0.4%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (143.2 miles , pop. 450,166).

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 )

Latitude: 39.54 N, Longitude: 107.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +226 (+2.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,971 (43.2%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Rifle, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rifle, CO in 2017
Rifle satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Rifle, CO
Historical housing units in Rifle, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +1,285 (+23.4%).
Most common industries in Rifle, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (29.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.0%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Rifle, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Rifle, Colorado

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Rifle, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.11
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Rifle-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 211% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 441.3 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 518.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 299.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from Rifle center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 278.7 miles away from Rifle center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 229.0 miles away from Rifle center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garfield County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rifle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rifle:

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

Airports and heliports located in Rifle:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rifle:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 25 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 52 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 83 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 137 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 138 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 141 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 144 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)

Public high school in Rifle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rifle:

  • RIFLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 748, Location: 753 RAILROAD, Grades: 5-8)
  • WAMSLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 488, Location: 225 EAST 30TH STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1500 EAST 7TH STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • GRAHAM MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1575 FARMSTEAD PARKWAY, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Rifle

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:

  • Clagett Memorial Hospital is now Grand River Hospital District and is located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Please update. Thank you.
  • 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

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Robert Winslow - Football player and coach.

Garfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

RIFLE CREEK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TEPEE BIBLE CAMP (Population served: 88, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
RIFLE FIRESIDE LANES (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
UNITED SITE SERVICES (Population served: 25, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
RIFLE CREEK PURE WATER LLC (Population served: 25, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • COTTONWOOD SPRINGS MHP (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • RIFLE FALLS STATE PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIFLE GAP STATE PARK (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Rifle:

Marital status in Rifle, CO
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rifle:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rifle
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rifle, CO (based on Garfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,3686
Evangelical Protestant5,10840
Other2,29312
Mainline Protestant1,73312
None40,887-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Garfield County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

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

15.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

4.9%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
Colorado:

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

8.3%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rifle:

44.8%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rifle:

40.4%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Rifle:

28.7
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rifle:

22.9%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rifle:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.5%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

53.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rifle, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$113,376$68,0260$0
Parks and Recreation 14$61,209$52,46517$8,900
Streets and Highways 12$56,819$56,8190$0
Other Government Administration 12$68,078$68,07815$3,793
Sewerage 9$37,206$49,6080$0
Financial Administration 6$29,455$58,9100$0
Water Supply 5$27,253$65,4070$0
Other and Unallocable 5$20,327$48,7852$4,146
Police - Other 2$8,165$48,9900$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,714$56,5682$7,755
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 86$426,602$59,52636$24,594

Rifle government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,253,000 ($233.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,127,000 ($116.65)
    Sewerage: $105,000 ($10.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($6.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000 ($4.14)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,350,000 ($450.26)
    Police Protection: $2,819,000 ($291.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,340,000 ($242.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,935,000 ($200.29)
    Sewerage: $1,590,000 ($164.58)
    Central Staff Services: $883,000 ($91.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $546,000 ($56.52)
    Financial Administration: $511,000 ($52.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $427,000 ($44.20)
    General Public Buildings: $296,000 ($30.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $164,000 ($16.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $70,000 ($7.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($5.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,089,000 ($112.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $98,000 ($10.14)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($4.97)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($4.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($2.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.04)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,819,000 ($602.32)

Rifle government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,665,000 ($275.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $500,000 ($51.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $407,000 ($42.13)
    Other: $403,000 ($41.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $15,000 ($1.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $485,000 ($50.20)
    Other: $45,000 ($4.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $419,000 ($43.37)
    Highways: $178,000 ($18.42)
    General Local Government Support: $159,000 ($16.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($1.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,786,000 ($288.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $257,000 ($26.60)
    Royalties: $233,000 ($24.12)
    Rents: $103,000 ($10.66)
    Special Assessments: $57,000 ($5.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($3.83)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($1.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,042,000 ($314.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $341,000 ($35.30)
    General Local Government Support: $164,000 ($16.98)
    Other: $45,000 ($4.66)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($2.90)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($1.45)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,422,000 ($975.26)
    Property: $982,000 ($101.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $389,000 ($40.26)
    Other License: $60,000 ($6.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $47,000 ($4.86)
    Motor Vehicle License: $38,000 ($3.93)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($1.04)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.21)

Rifle government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,122,000 ($4152.99)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,958,000 ($4032.50)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,164,000 ($120.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000 ($37.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000 ($37.26)

Rifle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,447,000 ($3151.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,633,000 ($2653.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,282,000 ($5204.64)

9.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Eagle County, CO  0.92% ($68,569 average AGI)
from Pitkin County, CO  0.81% ($62,966)
from Mesa County, CO  0.63% ($37,115)


7.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mesa County, CO  0.97% ($46,281 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  0.64% ($53,109)
to Pitkin County, CO  0.45% ($71,289)
Businesses in Rifle, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx4Starbucks1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kroger1UPS2
La Quinta1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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)
Rifle fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rifle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 433ft / 132mTotal length
  • $11,945,000Total costs
  • 243,061Total average daily traffic
  • 27,308Total average daily truck traffic
  • 307,890Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rifle, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 241970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rifle, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rifle)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rifle)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rifle)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 54. The highest number of fire incidents - 125 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rifle, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (59.4%), and Structure Fires (26.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rifle, CO
    • 47759.4%Outside Fires
    • 21626.9%Structure Fires
    • 10212.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 81.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rifle, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rifle, Colorado:

  • Red River Inn, 718 Taughenbaugh Blvd, Rifle, Colorado 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-3050
  • La Quinta Inn And Suites, 600 Wapiti Ct, Rifle, Colorado 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-2676, Fax: (970) 625-4474
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 301 S 7th St, Rifle, Colorado 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-9912, Fax: (970) 625-9913
  • Hampton Inn & Suites-Rifle, 499 Airport Rd, Rifle, Colorado 81650 , Phone: (970) 625-1500, Fax: (970) 625-1503
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rifle, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rifle, CO
  • 81.4%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rifle, CO
  • 51.6%Utility gas
  • 44.6%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rifle compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Rifle on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
There are 29 pilots and 24 other airmen in this city.
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  • Roger L. Day (8)
  • Kristina Esquibel (1)
  • Jeff W. Simons (1)
  • Mckenzie Covington (1)
  • Leonard H. Switzer (1)

Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2020.