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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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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.
13% of Rifle residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rifle, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $524. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $986.
Libraries in Rifle include Rifle Branch Library ... View libraries
Garfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rifle political report.
The average commute time for Rifle workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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