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


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North La Junta, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The North La Junta Census Designated Place had a population of 515 as of July 1, 2016. North La Junta ranks in the upper quartile for 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 North La Junta is located at latitude 37.9996 and longitude -103.5232 in Otero County. 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. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,052 feet.

The North La Junta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583273) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The North La Junta Census Designated Place is located within Cheraw Division of Otero County.

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

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


Total Population 515
Population in Households 515
Population in Familes 429
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 379
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $91,364
Average Home Value $104,908


Median Household Income $53,712
Average Household Income $67,632
Per Capita Income $27,216
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% -0.08%
Households -0.07% -0.19%
Families 0.76% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, 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 # 278 39th
Population Density1 # 311 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 113 75th
Median Household Income # 224 52nd
Per Capita Income # 240 48th

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