La Jara, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Jara, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of La Jara had a population of 888 as of July 1, 2016. La Jara ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Jara is located at latitude 37.2736 and longitude -105.9598 in Conejos County. 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. Conejos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,605 feet.

The Town of La Jara (GNIS ID: 2412855) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of La Jara is located within La Jara Division of Conejos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Jara population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Jara: Llano Blanco.

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La Jara, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 888
Population in Households 885
Population in Familes 762
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,245
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 339
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $113,983
Average Home Value $147,598


Median Household Income $39,029
Average Household Income $49,501
Per Capita Income $18,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 0.58%
Households 1.28% 0.53%
Families 1.7% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 224 51st
Population Density1 # 62 87th
Diversity Index2 # 49 90th
Median Household Income # 370 19th
Per Capita Income # 431 6th

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