La Jara, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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La Jara, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of La Jara is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Conejos County at latitude 37.2736 and longitude -105.9598. Conejos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,605 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of La Jara, but most people and references simply refer to it as La Jara, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for La Jara indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of La Jara (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Jara: Llano Blanco.

Town of La Jara, CO Boundary Map

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La Jara, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 853
Population in Households 850
Population in Familes 732
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,410
Diversity Index2 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 329
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $148,000
Average Home Value $180,227
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,789
Average Household Income $45,103
Per Capita Income $16,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.99% 0.88%
Households 1.18% 1.01%
Families 1.7% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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La Jara, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Jara to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 229 50th
Population Density1 # 53 89th
Diversity Index2 # 48 90th
Median Household Income # 388 16th
Per Capita Income # 426 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.