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La Jara, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of La Jara had a population of 939 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.275 and longitude -105.9603 in Conejos County. The formal boundaries for the Town of La Jara 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Jara: Llano Blanco.

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La Jara, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 939 (100%)
Population in Households 936 (99.7%)
Population in Families 804 (85.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 2,303
Diversity Index2 69
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,328
Average Household Income $52,036
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $19,553
Wealth Index5 40
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $151,370
Average Home Value $160,278
Housing Affordability Index3 176
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.14% 0.76%
Households 1.19% 0.71%
Families 1.38% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.87%

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La Jara, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Jara to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 222 52nd
Population Density # 63 86th
Median Household Income # 397 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 378 82nd
Per Capita Income # 431 6th
Diversity Index # 61 87th

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