Income/capita 44%
Household income 47%
Unemployment 44%
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Income per capita$16,695$33,230$29,829
Median household income$29,250$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,545$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,003$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$23,904$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$24,800$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level26.1%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rocky Ford is 44% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rocky Ford is 47% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rocky Ford is 44% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rocky Ford is 73% higher than the national average

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      Rocky Ford employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector10.9%16.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services11.9%9.3%
      Public administration13.0%7.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%0.0%
      Education, health & social services11.2%38.3%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cheraw, CO194$37,32132.5%
      Sugar City, CO350$34,25038.1%
      Swink, CO755$33,75039.0%
      La Junta, CO6,978$31,99942.2%
      Manzanola, CO452$27,78849.8%
      Rocky Ford, CO3,858$29,25047.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brices Creek, NC3,857$85,38254.3%
      Lawnton, PA3,857$59,2417.1%
      Williamston, MI3,859$57,6474.2%
      Coquille, OR3,859$32,00042.2%
      Mineral Ridge, OH3,860$53,6073.1%
      Rocky Ford, CO3,858$29,25047.1%
      Source: The Rocky Ford, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).