North La Junta, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North La Junta, Colorado - Basic Facts

The North La Junta Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Otero County at latitude 37.9996 and longitude -103.5232. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,052 feet.

The formal official name is the North La Junta Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as North La Junta, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for North La Junta indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the North La Junta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 535
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 393
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $69,178
Average Home Value $73,824


Median Household Income $47,788
Average Household Income $62,579
Per Capita Income $25,727
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.04% 0.33%
Households 1.29% 0.44%
Families 2.36% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.


North La Junta, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North La Junta 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 # 275 40th
Population Density1 # 308 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 119 74th
Median Household Income # 269 41st
Per Capita Income # 242 47th

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