Rocky Ford, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 3,912 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 1,934  (49.4%)
Females: 1,978  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81067.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,851 (it was $23,359 in 2000)
Rocky Ford:

$23,851
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,385 (it was $12,742 in 2000)

Rocky Ford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,773 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Rocky Ford:

$76,773
CO:

$240,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $630.

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  • Races in Rocky Ford, CO (2010)

    Rocky Ford races chart
    • 2,33859.1%Hispanic
    • 1,49837.9%White alone
    • 431.1%Asian alone
    • 350.9%Two or more races
    • 270.7%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Black alone
    • 80.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rocky Ford: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.7%), Irish (7.6%), English (3.6%), French (3.3%), Italian (1.8%), United States (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4178 feet

Land area: 1.70 square miles.

Population density: 2,302 people per square mile   (low).

Rocky Ford,CO real estate house value index trend

Rocky Ford, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Ford:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Ford city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

308 residents are foreign born (7.2% Latin America).

This city:

7.6%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Rocky Ford, Colorado as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rocky Ford to the number of sex offenders is 490 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $513 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $419 (0.5%)

Rocky Ford satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $76,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.05 N, Longitude: 103.72 W

Area code: 719

Rocky Ford household income distribution Rocky Ford home values distribution

Crime rates in Rocky Ford by Year
Type 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0100000000
per 100,000 0.023.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1212000001
per 100,000 23.847.523.848.80.00.00.00.00.025.6
Robberies 6131020000
per 100,000 143.123.871.424.40.051.10.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3133232511615611
per 100,000 739.3783.8547.7610.4278.6153.2391.6149.024.925.6
Burglaries 2231182434464425157
per 100,000 524.7736.3428.7585.9861.21,174.71,148.8621.0373.2179.2
Thefts 8796576768386957228
per 100,000 2,074.92,280.31,357.51,635.71,722.4970.41,801.61,415.8547.4204.8
Auto thefts 4543242020
per 100,000 95.4118.895.373.250.7102.152.20.049.80.0
Arson 1002510000
per 100,000 23.80.00.048.8126.625.50.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.7) 351.0418.1251.9292.2196.7182.3244.6135.259.348.2

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Crime rate in Rocky Ford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Colorado average:

2.28
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Rocky Ford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rocky Ford, Colorado

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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 slightly below Colorado state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Rocky Ford center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from Rocky Ford center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otero County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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

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:

Private high school in Rocky Ford:

  • PIONEER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 22535 COUNTY ROAD CC5; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rocky Ford:

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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)

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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).

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.7%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.4% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Rocky Ford, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.8
Colorado average:

11.4

Rocky Ford travel time to work - commute Rocky Ford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Otero County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Otero County:

23.3%
Colorado:

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

10.6%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$25,723$61,7350$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,710$44,5200$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$390
Police Protection - Officers 12$54,546$54,5460$0
Police - Other 1$4,398$52,7760$0
Firefighters 6$31,676$63,3520$0
Streets and Highways 5$19,634$47,1221$1,780
Solid Waste Management 3$8,833$35,3320$0
Sewerage 1$6,043$72,5160$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,062$32,2483$1,447
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,570$66,8400$0
Water Supply 6$18,737$37,4740$0
Local Libraries 3$9,836$39,3443$1,024
Other and Unallocable 3$8,883$35,5327$3,034
Totals for Government 50$205,651$49,35615$7,675

Rocky Ford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $605,000 ($154.65)
    Financial Administration: $353,000 ($90.24)
    Police Protection: $344,000 ($87.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $237,000 ($60.58)
    Fire Protection: $184,000 ($47.03)
    Sewerage: $179,000 ($45.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $140,000 ($35.79)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($30.16)
    Libraries: $101,000 ($25.82)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($2.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $8,000 ($2.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,140,000 ($291.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($9.71)

Rocky Ford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $239,000 ($61.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $222,000 ($56.75)
    All Other: $169,000 ($43.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000 ($24.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,000 ($19.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($10.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $652,000 ($166.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $118,000 ($30.16)
    General Support: $59,000 ($15.08)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $665,000 ($169.99)
    Property: $215,000 ($54.96)
    NEC: $60,000 ($15.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $53,000 ($13.55)

Rocky Ford government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $704,000 ($179.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $54,000 ($13.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $41,000 ($10.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $679,000 ($173.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($6.39)
    Other, NEC: $13,000 ($3.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,536,000 ($648.26)

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pueblo County, CO  0.71% ($31,217 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.47% ($27,833)
from Crowley County, CO  0.36% ($20,522)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pueblo County, CO  1.58% ($27,569 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.45% ($24,000)
to Crowley County, CO  0.31% ($28,500)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Rocky Ford fatal accident list:

Sep 11, 2013 03:30 PM, N 5th St, Lat: 38.06157, Lon: -103.72194, 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, Drunken 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
Apr 16, 1976 10:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $744,000Total costs
  • 6,482Total average daily traffic
  • 391Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,383Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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
    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
    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:

4
  • ROCKY FORD, 14th & Walnut (Lat: 38.049167 Lon: -103.714111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WNEP282
    Assigned Frequencies: 6730.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/18/2011, Expiration Date: 01/27/2022, Certifier: Steven J Helmers Esq
    Registrant: Black Hills Corporation, 2828 Plant Street, Rapid City, SD 57709, Phone: (605) 721-2161, Fax: (605) 721-2199, Email:
  • Rocky Ford, Lat: 38.084306 Lon: -103.710000, Call Sign: WQAS970
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/02/2014, Certifier: Joseph Listengart
    Registrant: Sourcegas Arkansas, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:
  • COROCK001, 20748 Hwy 266 (Lat: 38.051750 Lon: -103.698889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQKN208
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/21/2009, Expiration Date: 07/21/2019, Certifier: John Curtis
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • Rocky Ford, 20748 Hwy 266 (Lat: 38.051750 Lon: -103.698889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQNR958
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 11225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/04/2011, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Frank Dirico
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0EZG, Licensee ID: L00335727
    Grant Date: 11/18/2008, Expiration Date: 02/16/2019, 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: 12/22/2003, Expiration Date: 12/22/2013, Certifier: Kevin J Lindahl
    Registrant: Kevin J Lindahl, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
  • Call Sign: KC0RIZ, Licensee ID: L00785180
    Grant Date: 12/22/2003, Expiration Date: 12/22/2013, Certifier: Owen P Hixon
    Registrant: Owen P Hixon, 703 1/2 S Second St, Rocky Ford, CO 81067


FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rocky Ford)
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
Businesses in Rocky Ford, CO
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Kroger1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1

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