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La Junta, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of La Junta had a population of 7,015 as of July 1, 2017. La Junta 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 Junta is located at latitude 37.9794 and longitude -103.5473 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Junta (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,078 feet.

The City of La Junta (GNIS ID: 2411574) 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 City of La Junta is located within La Junta Division of Otero County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Junta 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 Junta: Lajunta, Otero.

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


Total Population 7,015
Daytime Population: Workers 4,729
Daytime Population: Residents 4,336
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,065
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 6,732
Population in Familes 5,275
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density2 2,326
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $34,671
Average Household Income $46,834
Per Capita Income $19,594


Total Housing Units 3,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,642 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,224 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 520 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $91,069
Average Home Value $122,549


Total Households 2,866
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,755
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 -0.11% -0.43%
Households -0.24% -0.49%
Families -0.16% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

La Junta, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Junta 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 # 89 81st
Population Density # 61 87th
Diversity Index # 31 94th
Median Household Income # 423 8th
Per Capita Income # 420 9th

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