North La Junta, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North La Junta, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The North La Junta Census Designated Place had a population of 526 as of July 1, 2017. 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 37.9996 and longitude -103.5232 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the North La Junta Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North 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.

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


Total Population 526
Daytime Population: Workers 41
Daytime Population: Residents 257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 298
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 526
Population in Familes 439
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 387
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $51,881
Average Household Income $67,764
Per Capita Income $27,580


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $95,703
Average Home Value $111,976


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 155
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 0.37% 0.08%
Households 0.32% 0.0%
Families 1.02% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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

The table below compares North 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 # 275 40th
Population Density # 309 33rd
Diversity Index # 115 75th
Median Household Income # 255 45th
Per Capita Income # 260 43rd

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