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 960 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Jara: Llano Blanco.

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La Jara, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 960
Daytime Population: Workers 505
Daytime Population: Residents 463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 968
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 957
Population in Familes 824
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,427
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $36,875
Average Household Income $49,721
Per Capita Income $18,506


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $116,797
Average Home Value $149,398


Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.23% 0.66%
Households 2.22% 0.59%
Families 2.54% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2017 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 # 221 52nd
Population Density # 55 88th
Diversity Index # 49 90th
Median Household Income # 403 12th
Per Capita Income # 432 6th

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