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North La Junta, Colorado - Basic Facts

The North La Junta Census Designated Place had a population of 550 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.997 and longitude -103.5319 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the North La Junta Census Designated Place 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.


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


Total Population 550 (100%)
Population in Households 550 (100.0%)
Population in Families 458 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 404
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $37,809
Average Household Income $51,714
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $21,048
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $119,375
Average Home Value $161,391
Housing Affordability Index3 199


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.7% 0.22%
Households 0.66% 0.17%
Families 1.09% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%


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

The table below compares North La Junta 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 # 276 40th
Population Density # 308 33rd
Median Household Income # 424 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 402 88th
Per Capita Income # 418 9th
Diversity Index # 103 78th

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