ROCKY FORD, COLORADO
Below you will find information on the demographics in Rocky Ford including population, median household income, households by age, per capita income and more. If you need any more data on our community, just call or email us and we would be glad to send it your way.
Population of Rocky Ford
The population of the area has been steadily rising for a number of years, with the Odessa MSA expanding from fewer than 128,988 persons in 2009 to over 153,000 in 2016 and the Permian Basin Region increasing from approximately 374,000 residents in 2001 to nearly 473,000 in 2016. The rate of growth was somewhat greater during the peak years of the recent oil boom, but has maintained an ongoing pattern of sustained gains.
The population of the area is projected to expand by approximately 57,700 by 2040 and bring the number of residents to over 215,000. Employment is forecast to grow 1.70% yearly through 2040, resulting in over 37,400 net new jobs. Real personal income and real retail sales are projected to increase by 3.81% and 4.13% per year, respectively, a pace that will support modest increases in overall living standards.
For the purpose of comparison, the rate of growth for output (RGP) in Texas is forecast to be 3.25% annually through 2040, with employment in the state expanding at a pace of 1.70% per year.