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Rifle is a city in Garfield County.

So named when a surveyor lost his rifle here and marked the place on a map

The latitude of Rifle is 39.534N. The longitude is -107.782W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,348 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,483.


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Median household income
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$42,734
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rifle demographic reports
Rifle is on the Colorado River, surrounded by the White River National Forest
Site of two inactive uranium-processing facilities
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle Gap State Park
Historic sites and museums: Rifle Creek Museum

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20% of Rifle residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rifle ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rifle was $17,376, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Rifle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rifle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $524.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $986.


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Garfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rifle political report.

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The average commute time for Rifle workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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