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Rocky Ford is a city in Otero County.

The community was named for a crossing on the Arkansas River

The latitude of Rocky Ford is 38.052N. The longitude is -103.719W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,180 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,137.


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Median household income
Local
$23,359
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rocky Ford demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.1 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: melons
Local festivals include:
  • Arkansas Valley Fair - Aug. 15-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rocky Ford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wildlife: Shorebirds and waterfowl can be seen at Lake Cheraw

Historic sites and museums: Rocky Ford Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rocky Ford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otero County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81067 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Rocky Ford residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rocky Ford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rocky Ford was $12,742, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Rocky Ford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $581.


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Libraries in Rocky Ford include Rocky Ford Public Library ... View libraries

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Otero County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rocky Ford political report.

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The average commute time for Rocky Ford workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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