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La Junta Gardens, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The La Junta Gardens Census Designated Place had a population of 157 as of July 1, 2017. La Junta Gardens 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 La Junta Gardens is located at latitude 38.0014 and longitude -103.5548 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the La Junta Gardens Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,065 feet.

The La Junta Gardens Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583257) 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 La Junta Gardens Census Designated Place is located within Cheraw Division of Otero County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Junta Gardens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 157
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 73
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 157
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 294
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $53,450
Average Household Income $66,829
Per Capita Income $27,615


Total Housing Units 66 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $95,313
Average Home Value $109,146


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 38
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 0.36% 0.13%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families -2.6% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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

The table below compares La Junta Gardens 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 # 370 19th
Population Density # 333 28th
Diversity Index # 114 75th
Median Household Income # 235 49th
Per Capita Income # 258 44th

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