Rocky Ford, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 3,815 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 1,837  (48.2%)
Females: 1,978  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 81067.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,510 (it was $23,359 in 2000)
Rocky Ford:

$31,510
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,019 (it was $12,742 in 2000)

Rocky Ford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,598 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Rocky Ford:

$84,598
CO:

$394,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $772.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rocky Ford: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.6%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 40.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for American Indian residents, 40.1% for other race residents, 87.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rocky Ford, CO (2019)
    • 2,35460.0%Hispanic
    • 1,30933.4%White alone
    • 2496.3%Two or more races
    • 381.0%American Indian alone
    • 130.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Rocky Ford, Colorado as of September 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rocky Ford is 138 to 1.


Crime rates in Rocky Ford by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(23.8)
2
(48.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(71.4)
1
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(547.7)
25
(610.4)
11
(278.6)
6
(153.2)
15
(391.6)
6
(149.0)
1
(24.9)
1
(25.6)
5
(128.2)
4
(103.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(428.7)
24
(585.9)
34
(861.2)
46
(1,175)
44
(1,149)
25
(621.0)
15
(373.2)
7
(179.2)
4
(102.6)
3
(77.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(1,357)
67
(1,636)
68
(1,722)
38
(970.4)
69
(1,802)
57
(1,416)
22
(547.4)
8
(204.8)
2
(51.3)
3
(77.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(95.3)
3
(73.2)
2
(50.7)
4
(102.1)
2
(52.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.8)
5
(126.6)
1
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index242.0280.8189.0175.2235.0129.957.046.334.983.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rocky Ford, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Colorado average:

2.16
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Ancestries: Irish (8.2%), German (3.7%), American (3.7%), European (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4178 feet

Land area: 1.70 square miles.

Population density: 2,245 people per square mile   (low).

Rocky Ford, Colorado map

321 residents are foreign born (8.2% Latin America).

This city:

8.2%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $523 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $378 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (51.1 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (80.7 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (533.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Swink, CO (2.4 miles ),
Manzanola, CO (3.0 miles ),
La Junta Gardens, CO (3.1 miles),
La Junta, CO (3.3 miles ),
North La Junta, CO (3.3 miles ),
Ordway, CO (3.4 miles ),
Timpas, CO (3.4 miles ),
Cheraw, CO (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.05 N, Longitude: 103.72 W

Area code: 719

Distribution of median household income in Rocky Ford, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rocky Ford, CO in 2019

Rocky Ford satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Colorado:

6.2%
Historical population in Rocky Ford, CO
Historical housing units in Rocky Ford, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in Rocky Ford, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.1%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Rocky Ford, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Rocky Ford, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rocky Ford-area historical tornado activity is below Colorado state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Rocky Ford city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky Ford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 651% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Rocky Ford center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 576.5 miles away from Rocky Ford center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Rocky Ford center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Rocky Ford center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from Rocky Ford center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otero County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rocky Ford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rocky Ford:

  • MEDBROOK HOME HEALTH INC (921 ELM PO BOX 151)
  • PIONEER HOME CARE (208 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • PIONEER HEALTH CARE CENTER (900 SOUTH 12TH STREET)

Airports located in Rocky Ford:

Amtrak station near Rocky Ford:

  • 11 miles: LA JUNTA (1ST & COLORADO STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky Ford:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 50 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 52 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 76 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 82 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 83 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 84 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 84 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Public high school in Rocky Ford:

  • ROCKY FORD JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 100 WEST WASHINGTON, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rocky Ford:

  • WASHINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 260, Location: 709 SOUTH 11TH STREET, Grades: PK-2)
  • JEFFERSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 901 SOUTH 11TH STREET, Grades: 3-6)
See full list of schools located in Rocky Ford

Library in Rocky Ford:

  • ROCKY FORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $116,834; Location: 400 SOUTH 10TH STREET; 24,586 books; 1,645 audio materials; 1,711 video materials; 2 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rocky Ford: Rocky Ford Country Club (A), Rocky Ford Water Works (B), Southeastern Colorado Exposition Building (C), Carnegie Library (D), Rocky Ford Fire Department (E), Rocky Ford City Hall (F), Pioneer Health Care Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rocky Ford include: First United Methodist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), First Baptist Church (C), Community Presbyterian Church (D), First Christian Church (E), First Church of God (F), Full Gospel Church (G), Worship Center of Rocky Ford (H), Saint Peter's Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: High Chaparral Inn (1319 Elm Avenue).

Birthplace of: Earl T. Newbry - Politician, Marvin Cordova Jr. - Boxer.

Otero 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 Rocky Ford that have no violations reported:

  • HILLTOP WC (Population served: 285, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.2%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
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: 0.4% of all households
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
94 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Rocky Ford (2011 data):

  • The State Bank: Detached Facility at 901 Elm Avenue, branch established on 1978/06/05; Branch at 301 North Main Street, branch established on 1949/09/12. Info updated 2011/08/30: Bank assets: $94.2 mil, Deposits: $76.3 mil, headquarters in La Junta, CO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Ark Valley Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Rocky Ford Branch at 201 North Main Street, branch established on 1908/04/28. 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.
  • The First National Bank of Las Animas: Rocky Ford Branch at 300 North Main Street, branch established on 1991/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $249.5 mil, Deposits: $202.5 mil, headquarters in Las Animas, CO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Bankshares Of Las Animas, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Ford:

Marital status in Rocky Ford, CO
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Ford:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rocky Ford
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rocky Ford, CO (based on Otero County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,4153
Evangelical Protestant2,03732
Mainline Protestant1,94114
Other5923
Black Protestant41
None3,842-
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: 4
Here:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Otero County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Otero County:

12.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Otero County:

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Otero County:

23.3%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Otero County:

10.6%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
Colorado:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rocky Ford:

47.0%
Colorado:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rocky Ford:

19.8%
Colorado:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rocky Ford:

11.4%
Colorado:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rocky Ford:

35.4%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
State:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.0%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rocky Ford, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$26,270$39,4051$487
Firefighters 5$17,099$41,03829$875
Water Supply 4$9,606$28,8180$0
Sewerage 4$4,801$14,4030$0
Streets and Highways 4$9,245$27,7350$0
Parks and Recreation 4$8,928$26,7841$164
Financial Administration 4$13,235$39,7051$702
Fire - Other 3$7,389$29,5560$0
Police - Other 3$7,389$29,5560$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,278$25,6680$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,402$26,4120$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,688$20,2567$23
Local Libraries 1$2,706$32,4722$2,314
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$467
Totals for Government 45$117,035$31,20942$5,032

Rocky Ford government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $7,968,000 ($2088.60)
    Water Utilities: $697,000 ($182.70)
    Parking Facilities: $585,000 ($153.34)
    Transit Utilities: $144,000 ($37.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($7.34)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($1.31)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $6,469,000 ($1695.67)
    General - Other: $3,918,000 ($1027.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,995,000 ($785.06)
    Police Protection: $2,765,000 ($724.77)
    Regular Highways: $2,763,000 ($724.25)
    General Public Buildings: $1,866,000 ($489.12)
    Water Utilities: $1,692,000 ($443.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $627,000 ($164.35)
    Financial Administration: $604,000 ($158.32)
    Transit Utilities: $543,000 ($142.33)
    Parking Facilities: $191,000 ($50.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $132,000 ($34.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($1.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $443,000 ($116.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $619,000 ($162.25)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,841,000 ($2579.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($3.15)

Rocky Ford government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $4,579,000 ($1200.26)
    Parking Facilities: $373,000 ($97.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($6.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($3.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $763,000 ($200.00)
    Other: $34,000 ($8.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $412,000 ($107.99)
    Highways: $162,000 ($42.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $366,000 ($95.94)
    Interest Earnings: $337,000 ($88.34)
    Rents: $304,000 ($79.69)
    General Revenue - Other: $247,000 ($64.74)
    Sale of Property: $239,000 ($62.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000 ($10.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,874,000 ($753.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $198,000 ($51.90)
    General Local Government Support: $43,000 ($11.27)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,956,000 ($4968.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,374,000 ($1146.53)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,069,000 ($1066.58)
    Property: $1,987,000 ($520.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $592,000 ($155.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $578,000 ($151.51)
    Amusements Sales: $455,000 ($119.27)
    Motor Vehicle License: $97,000 ($25.43)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $33,000 ($8.65)
    Other License: $9,000 ($2.36)

Rocky Ford government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,533,000 ($3809.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,052,000 ($2896.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,481,000 ($912.45)

Rocky Ford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,305,000 ($13972.48)

6.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Pueblo County, CO  1.21% ($31,921 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($25,576)
Businesses in Rocky Ford, CO
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Kroger1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky Ford:

  • KBLJ (1400 AM; 1 kW; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFEL (970 AM; 3 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: WELLSPRING HARVEST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky Ford:

  • KJQY (95.5 FM; ROCKY FORD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KRLJ (89.1 FM; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KTHN (92.1 FM; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky Ford:

  • K39ED (Channel 39; ROCKY FORD, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K35DZ (Channel 35; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
Rocky Ford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Rocky Ford fatal accident list:

Sep 11, 2013 03:30 PM, N 5th St, Lat: 38.061567, Lon: -103.721944, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 1990 09:00 AM, Play Park, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 29, 1984 04:50 PM, N 13 St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 24, 1981 09:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 1980 08:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.2mTotal length
  • $3,894,000Total costs
  • 22,483Total average daily traffic
  • 1,418Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,051Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rocky Ford, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rocky Ford, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rocky Ford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Cty Admin Bldg (Lat: 38.030000 Lon: -103.429667), Call Sign: WZW713,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/2004, Expiration Date: 05/12/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2014, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • City Hall (Lat: 38.052778 Lon: -103.721611), Call Sign: KJR285,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.935 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 156.090 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7982, Email:
  • 16th & Maple Sts (Lat: 38.055000 Lon: -103.707722), Call Sign: KAH512, Licensee ID: L00103942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2002, Registrant: Valco Inc, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
  • 2 Mi E (Lat: 38.041667 Lon: -103.684111), Call Sign: KJJ256, Licensee ID: L00103942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2004, Expiration Date: 04/04/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2014, Registrant: Valco Inc, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, Phone: (719) 254-7464
  • 14th & Maple St (Lat: 38.055000 Lon: -103.707722), Call Sign: KQW756, Licensee ID: L00103942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2002, Registrant: Valco Inc, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
  • 2 Mi Ssw Of (Lat: 38.016667 Lon: -103.750500), Call Sign: KQW757, Licensee ID: L00103942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2002, Registrant: Valco Inc, Rocky Ford, CO 81067

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB6AID, Licensee ID: L00251530, Grant Date: 09/17/2013, Expiration Date: 11/30/2023, Certifier: Carlos M Ochoa, Registrant: Carlos M Ochoa, 800 Ewers Ave, Rocky Ford, CO 81067-9503
  • Call Sign: KB6JBY, Licensee ID: L00263572, Grant Date: 09/15/2020, Expiration Date: 09/11/2030, Certifier: Susan G Ochoa, Registrant: Susan G Ochoa, 800 Ewers Ave, Rocky Ford, CO 81067-9603
  • Call Sign: KC0EZG, Licensee ID: L00335727, Grant Date: 11/18/2008, Expiration Date: 02/16/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2021, Certifier: Donald D Ricks, Registrant: Donald D Ricks, 603 N 14th St, Rocky Ford, CO 81067-1417
  • Call Sign: W0ZCX, Grant Date: 01/19/1995, Expiration Date: 01/19/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2007, Registrant: James E Leasure, 20792 Hwy 266, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
  • Call Sign: KC0RIY, Licensee ID: L00785179, Grant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 12/22/2023, Certifier: Kevin J Lindahl, Registrant: Kevin J Lindahl, 18635 Hwy 202, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
  • Call Sign: KC0RIZ, Licensee ID: L00785180, Grant Date: 09/23/2013, Expiration Date: 12/22/2023, Certifier: Owen P Hixon, Registrant: Owen P Hixon, 100 Pine Ave, Rocky Ford, CO 81067-2067
  • Call Sign: KD0YCO, Licensee ID: L01797510, Grant Date: 11/07/2013, Expiration Date: 11/07/2023, Certifier: Matthew S Wallace, Registrant: Matthew S Wallace, 802 Ewers, Rocky Ford, CO 81067


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rocky Ford)

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 51. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 128 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rocky Ford, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (65.3%), and Structure Fires (20.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rocky Ford, CO
    • 39965.3%Outside Fires
    • 12720.8%Structure Fires
    • 6811.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 172.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rocky Ford, CO
Most common first names in Rocky Ford, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6879.2 years
John4276.1 years
William4177.9 years
George3577.8 years
Charles3273.3 years
Robert2769.6 years
James2469.9 years
Frank2476.8 years
David2274.5 years
Henry2276.5 years
Most common last names in Rocky Ford, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3480.0 years
Martinez3175.9 years
Montoya2375.2 years
Lopez1968.4 years
Gallegos1973.7 years
Aragon1970.2 years
Garcia1874.5 years
Gonzales1874.3 years
Esquibel1773.5 years
Lucero1771.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rocky Ford, CO
  • 85.2%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rocky Ford, CO
  • 79.6%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 1.8%No fuel used


Rocky Ford compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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