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Demographics Analysis

The people of La Junta City, Colorado give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Male:

Under 5 years : 250

5 to 9 years : 306

10 to 14 years : 143

15 to 17 years : 160

18 and 19 years : 174

20 years : 78

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 196

25 to 29 years : 125

30 to 34 years : 202

35 to 39 years : 97

40 to 44 years : 172

45 to 49 years : 221

50 to 54 years : 184

55 to 59 years : 168

60 and 61 years : 84

62 to 64 years : 228

65 and 66 years : 81

67 to 69 years : 113

70 to 74 years : 60

75 to 79 years : 96

80 to 84 years : 115

85 years and over : 124

Female:

Under 5 years : 223

5 to 9 years : 232

10 to 14 years : 264

15 to 17 years : 53

18 and 19 years : 64

20 years : 26

21 years : 10

22 to 24 years : 140

25 to 29 years : 212

30 to 34 years : 105

35 to 39 years : 133

40 to 44 years : 309

45 to 49 years : 175

50 to 54 years : 342

55 to 59 years : 271

60 and 61 years : 141

62 to 64 years : 89

65 and 66 years : 44

67 to 69 years : 43

70 to 74 years : 188

75 to 79 years : 139

80 to 84 years : 44

85 years and over : 400


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 3,971

Multiple ancestry : 1,982

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 27

Ancestry not reported : 1,044


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(La Junta City, Colorado)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 6,840

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 59

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 28

Not a U.S. citizen : 97


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Total:

Under 5 years : 473

5 to 17 years : 1,158

18 to 24 years : 688

25 to 34 years : 644

35 to 44 years : 711

45 to 54 years : 922

55 to 59 years : 439

60 and 61 years : 225

62 to 64 years : 317

65 to 74 years : 529

75 years and over : 918

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 439

5 to 17 years : 1,008

18 to 24 years : 496

25 to 34 years : 441

35 to 44 years : 500

45 to 54 years : 485

55 to 59 years : 281

60 and 61 years : 157

62 to 64 years : 246

65 to 74 years : 330

75 years and over : 457

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 34

5 to 17 years : 147

18 to 24 years : 177

25 to 34 years : 138

35 to 44 years : 168

45 to 54 years : 408

55 to 59 years : 158

60 and 61 years : 68

62 to 64 years : 67

65 to 74 years : 190

75 years and over : 445

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 15

25 to 34 years : 8

35 to 44 years : 20

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 16

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 3

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 57

35 to 44 years : 23

45 to 54 years : 29

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 4

65 to 74 years : 9

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 2,359

Female : 2,481

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 933

Female : 1,067

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 43

Female : 16

Foreign born:

Male : 42

Female : 83


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence : 3,985

Born in other state in the United States : 1,803

Native: born outside the United States : 36

Foreign born : 67


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,039

Now married, except separated : 1,606

Divorced : 521

Separated : 61

Widowed : 325

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 344

Now married, except separated : 804

Divorced : 320

Separated : 55

Widowed : 347

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 15

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 28

Separated : 0

Widowed : 16

Foreign born:

Never married : 12

Now married, except separated : 109

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 4


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Speak only English : 5,141

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 1,204

Speak English less than "very well" : 190

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in La Junta City, Colorado

  • Other Groups: 3,557   (48.2%)
  • German: 1,053   (14.3%)
  • Irish: 712   (9.6%)
  • English: 536   (7.3%)
  • United States Or American: 327   (4.4%)
  • Italian: 273   (3.7%)
  • Scotch-irish: 164   (2.2%)
  • Scottish: 152   (2.1%)
  • Dutch: 140   (1.9%)
  • Norwegian: 92   (1.2%)
  • French (except Basque): 74   (1.0%)
  • European: 47   (0.6%)
  • Polish: 44   (0.6%)
  • Swedish: 42   (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 32   (0.4%)
  • British: 25   (0.3%)
  • Basque: 20   (0.3%)
  • Russian: 17   (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 16   (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 12   (0.2%)
  • Danish: 11   (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 9   (0.1%)
  • Czech: 8   (0.1%)
  • Subsaharan African: 6   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 6   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 5   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In La Junta City, Colorado is 7,024



(updated 2009)



Male Population in La Junta City, Colorado: 3,377
Female Population in La Junta City, Colorado: 3,647


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in La Junta City, Colorado: 39.3
Median Female Resident Age in La Junta City, Colorado: 45.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Colorado is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in La Junta City, Colorado


White


Both sexes

42.0

Male

38.1

Female

44.8

Black or African American


Both sexes

20.8

Male

20.8

Female

20.8

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

38.3

Male

31.5

Female

41.0

Asian


Both sexes

23.0

Male

19.5

Female

26.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

18.5

Male

29.5

Female

18.3

Other


Both sexes

27.9

Male

25.8

Female

29.4

Two or More Races


Both sexes

19.3

Male

20.1

Female

19.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

27.9

Male

25.9

Female

29.7

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

46.2

Male

43.6

Female

48.4


(updated 2010)



Races in La Junta City, Colorado


  • White: 5,891
  • African American: 32
  • American Indian: 58
  • Asian: 22
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 888
  • Two or More Races: 133



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education La Junta City, Colorado citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in La Junta City, Colorado

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 100   (4.66%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 26   (1.21%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 38   (1.77%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 97   (4.52%)
  • 9th Grade: 49   (2.29%)
  • 10th Grade: 18   (0.84%)
  • 11th Grade: 99   (4.62%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 42   (1.96%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 668   (31.16%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 201   (9.38%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 274   (12.78%)
  • Associate Degree: 153   (7.14%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 232   (10.82%)
  • Master's Degree: 76   (3.54%)
  • Professional School Degree: 65   (3.03%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 6   (0.28%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 44   (1.63%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 41   (1.52%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 27   (1%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 126   (4.68%)
  • 9th Grade: 115   (4.27%)
  • 10th Grade: 99   (3.68%)
  • 11th Grade: 106   (3.94%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 95   (3.53%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 821   (30.49%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 213   (7.91%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 307   (11.4%)
  • Associate Degree: 288   (10.69%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 220   (8.17%)
  • Master's Degree: 164   (6.09%)
  • Professional School Degree: 22   (0.82%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 5   (0.19%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In La Junta City, Colorado

  • East Otero R-1


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 1802 Colorado Avenue Ste 200, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-6900, Students: 1,558 )

  • Santa Fe Trail Boces


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Po Box 980, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 383-2623, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In La Junta City, Colorado

  • La Junta Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 901 Smithland, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-4371, Students: 385 )

  • La Junta Primary School


    ( Grades: KG-2, Location: 600 West Topeka, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-2991, Students: 333 )

  • La Junta Intermediate School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: 1401 East Sixth Street, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-9151, Students: 331 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In La Junta City, Colorado

  • La Junta High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1817 Smithland, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-4467, Students: 485 )

  • Tiger Learning Center


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1817 Smithland, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: (719) 384-4460, Students: 24 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In La Junta City, Colorado

  • Otero Junior College


    ( 2-year, Public, Student Population: 1,558; Location: 802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050, Web: http://www.ojc.edu )

Academic Libraries In La Junta City, Colorado

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In La Junta City, Colorado

  • La Junta/woodruff Mem L


    522 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050

(updated 2012)



Museums Near La Junta City, Colorado


  • Bents Old Fort Historical Association


    35110 Highway 194 East, La Junta, CO 81050
    http://bofha.org

  • Heritage Alliance Of Otero County


    911 E 8th St, La Junta, CO 81050

  • Koshare Indian Museum Inc


    Po Box 580, La Junta, CO 81050

  • Otero Junior College Foundation


    1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050
    http://www.ojc.edu

  • Otero Museum Association


    Po Box 223, La Junta, CO 81050

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to La Junta City, Colorado affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of La Junta City, Colorado.

Area Features of La Junta City, Colorado


Airport


(1) Carrica Ranch Heliport   (2) Wine Glass International Airport  

Arch


(1) Picture Window   (2) Window Rock  

Arroyo


(1) Mcmahon Arroyo  

Canal


(1) Ninemile Canal   (2) Two Buttes Canal  

Cemetery


(1) Higbee Cemetery   (2) Martinez Cemetery   (3) San Jose Cemetery  

Church


(1) Penitenta Church  

Cliff


(1) Dixie Bluffs  

Dam


(1) Dunbar Dam   (2) East Dam   (3) Goat Ranch Dam   (4) Northwest Dam   (5) Road Dam   (6) Telephone Dam   (7) Trail Dam  

Gap


(1) Packers Gap   (2) Wagon Gap  

Locale


(1) Anstine Windmill   (2) Barnhart Windmill   (3) Carrica Ranch   (4) Cottonwood Crossing   (5) East Canyon Windmill   (6) East Parsons Windmill   (7) East Pasture Windmill   (8) Funk Windmill Number 2   (9) Girard Windmill   (10) Hackamore Ranch   (11) Honeys Windmill   (12) J J Windmill   (13) Little Windmill   (14) Lower Beaty Windmill   (15) North Mesa Canyon Windmill   (16) North Mesa Windmill   (17) Padilla Windmill   (18) Porterfield Windmill   (19) River Windmill   (20) Rourke Ranch   (21) Sixteen Windmill   (22) Twin Windmills   (23) West Mesa North Windmill   (24) West Mesa South Windmill  

Populated Place


(1) Higbee  

Range


(1) Shale Hills  

Reservoir


(1) East Canyon Reservoir   (2) East Parsons Tanks   (3) Harbordale Pond   (4) Houston Pond   (5) Lawson Reservoir   (6) Lemley Pond   (7) South Pasture Pond   (8) Two Buttes Pond   (9) West Parsons Reservoir  

School


(1) Higbee Valley School  

Spring


(1) Antone Spring   (2) Circle I Waters Spring   (3) England Spring   (4) Goat Ranch Spring   (5) Good Pasture Spring   (6) Rock Waterhole   (7) Sumpter Spring  

Stream


(1) Alkali Arroyo   (2) Chacuaco Creek   (3) East Branch Crooked Arroyo   (4) Gant Arroyo   (5) Harbordale Arroyo   (6) Salt Arroyo   (7) West Branch Crooked Arroyo  

Summit


(1) Dave Wright Hill   (2) Miller Mesa  

Valley


(1) Anderson Canyon   (2) Baker Canyon   (3) Barnhart Canyon   (4) Beaty Canyon   (5) Bent Canyon   (6) Bravo Canyon   (7) Breslin Draw   (8) Clark Canyon   (9) Corbin Canyon   (10) East Canyon   (11) Eightmile Canyon   (12) Gaum Canyon   (13) Gaussion Canyon   (14) Goat Canyon   (15) Godwin Canyon   (16) Hardy Canyon   (17) Horse Canyon   (18) Iron Canyon   (19) Jack Canyon   (20) Last Chance Canyon   (21) Little Beaty Canyon   (22) Long Canyon   (23) Lost Canyon   (24) Miller Canyon   (25) Minnie Canyon   (26) Ninemile Valley   (27) North Fork Eightmile Canyon   (28) North Fork Jack Canyon   (29) Penitenta Canyon   (30) Porterfield Canyon   (31) Purgatoire Canyon   (32) Richards Canyon   (33) Riley Canyon   (34) Rourke Canyon   (35) School Section Canyon   (36) Smith Canyon   (37) South Canyon   (38) South Fork Jack Canyon   (39) Spring Canyon   (40) Stevens Draw   (41) Sugarloaf Canyon   (42) Terrel Canyon   (43) Vogel Canyon   (44) Vose Canyon   (45) Withers Canyon  

Well


(1) House Water Well  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in La Junta City, Colorado

81050 (pop. 10,858)


Cities Nearby La Junta City, Colorado

La Junta Ccd, CO  (pop. 8,804) 0.8 Miles
Swink Town, CO  (pop. 574) 4.9 Miles
Cheraw Ccd, CO  (pop. 1,667) 5.7 Miles
Cheraw Town, CO  (pop. 170) 9.0 Miles
Rocky Ford City, CO  (pop. 3,973) 10.6 Miles
Rocky Ford Ccd, CO  (pop. 5,357) 10.7 Miles
Timpas Ccd, CO  (pop. 316) 16.9 Miles
Sugar City Town, CO  (pop. 403) 18.4 Miles
Las Animas City, CO  (pop. 2,583) 18.5 Miles
Manzanola Ccd, CO  (pop. 1,078) 19.0 Miles



Area Code(s) in La Junta City, Colorado

719



Elevation in La Junta City, Colorado is 4,118.0 ft. (1,255.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of La Junta City, Colorado

Lat: 37.981333 N        Long: -103.547540 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of La Junta City, Colorado need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Colorado

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
  Total Electric Industry 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
  Total Electric Industry 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
  Total Electric Industry 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
  Total Electric Industry 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in La Junta City, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 55   (1.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 56   (1.8%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 158   (5.2%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 202   (6.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 277   (9.1%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 324   (10.7%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 779   (25.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 336   (11.1%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 154   (5.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 254   (8.4%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 91   (3.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 12   (0.4%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 171   (5.6%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 170   (5.6%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,704

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 325

In 3-person carpool : 55

In 4-person carpool : 15

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 30

Bicycle : 42

Walked : 180

Other means : 11

Worked at home : 125


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 565

5 to 9 minutes : 654

10 to 14 minutes : 512

15 to 19 minutes : 340

20 to 24 minutes : 45

25 to 29 minutes : 26

30 to 34 minutes : 91

35 to 39 minutes : 0

40 to 44 minutes : 0

45 to 59 minutes : 17

60 to 89 minutes : 67

90 or more minutes : 45


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(La Junta City, Colorado)

With Social Security income : 1,044

No Social Security income : 1,776


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(La Junta City, Colorado)

With retirement income : 604

No retirement income : 2,216


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 241

$10,000 to $14,999 : 48

$15,000 to $19,999 : 181

$20,000 to $24,999 : 60

$25,000 to $29,999 : 89

$30,000 to $34,999 : 155

$35,000 to $39,999 : 35

$40,000 to $44,999 : 138

$45,000 to $49,999 : 45

$50,000 to $59,999 : 195

$60,000 to $74,999 : 237

$75,000 to $99,999 : 149

$100,000 to $124,999 : 110

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $199,999 : 18

$200,000 or more : 6


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $41,489


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near La Junta City, Colorado

  • KBLJ (1400 AM; 1.0 kW; Swink, CO; Owner: Ccr-la Junta Iv, Llc)

FM Radio Stations Near La Junta City, Colorado

  • KRKV (107.3 FM; La Junta, CO; Owner: Alleycat Communications)
  • KECC (89.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: The Colorado College)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: Breath Of The Spirit Ministries)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: Great Plains Christian Radio, Inc.)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Cheraw, CO; Owner: Southern Cultural Foundation)
  • KTHN (92.1 FM; Swink, CO; Owner: Ccr-la Junta Iv, Llc)
  • KFVR-FM (94.7 FM; La Junta, CO; Owner: Greeley Broadcasting Corporation)
  • NEW (97.3 FM; Cheraw, CO; Owner: Kona Coast Radio, Llc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in La Junta City, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 513  (31.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 318  (19.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 288  (17.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 49  (3.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 224  (13.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 526  (33.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 328  (20.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 603  (38.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 20  (1.3%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in La Junta City, Colorado

Rail Station(s)


    1 West First St.
    La Junta, Colorado 81050

(updated 2008)



There are 220 Farms In La Junta City, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In La Junta City, Colorado

The State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $194.1k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 16

The Colorado Bank And Trust Company Of La Junta - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $105.3k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

Colorado East Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $751.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

The First National Bank Of Las Animas - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $318.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 6

Academy Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $309.3k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 54

U.s. Bank National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $384.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

(updated 2014)







Airports Near La Junta City, Colorado

  • La Junta Municipal


    (about 5.2 miles in Cheraw, Colorado; Airport Code: LHX)

  • Lamar Municipal


    (about 47.0 miles in Wiley, Colorado; Airport Code: LAA)

  • Pueblo Memorial


    (about 55.9 miles in Pueblo, Colorado; Airport Code: PUB)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in La Junta City, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

72.01%

Carpooled

16.28%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.22%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.32%

Walked

7.19%

Other Means

0.22%

Worked At Home

3.77%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including La Junta City, Colorado, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,263

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 105

Female householder, no husband present : 362

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 984

Householder not living alone : 106


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 103

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 75

All other households : 2,642


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,081

Renter-occupied housing units : 182

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 34

Renter-occupied housing units : 71

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 169

Renter-occupied housing units : 193

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 552

Renter-occupied housing units : 538


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 466

$10,000 to $14,999 : 275

$15,000 to $19,999 : 223

$20,000 to $24,999 : 154

$25,000 to $29,999 : 149

$30,000 to $34,999 : 216

$35,000 to $39,999 : 49

$40,000 to $44,999 : 208

$45,000 to $49,999 : 85

$50,000 to $59,999 : 303

$60,000 to $74,999 : 302

$75,000 to $99,999 : 202

$100,000 to $124,999 : 141

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $199,999 : 18

$200,000 or more : 6


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Total : 3,217


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Occupied : 2,820

Vacant : 397


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later : 13

Built 2000 to 2004 : 62

Built 1990 to 1999 : 284

Built 1980 to 1989 : 292

Built 1970 to 1979 : 421

Built 1960 to 1969 : 200

Built 1950 to 1959 : 370

Built 1940 to 1949 : 488

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,087


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Utility gas : 2,482

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 21

Electricity : 254

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 31

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 32

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Less than $10,000 : 20

$10,000 to $14,999 : 53

$15,000 to $19,999 : 23

$20,000 to $24,999 : 18

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 22

$35,000 to $39,999 : 19

$40,000 to $49,999 : 196

$50,000 to $59,999 : 135

$60,000 to $69,999 : 82

$70,000 to $79,999 : 231

$80,000 to $89,999 : 130

$90,000 to $99,999 : 197

$100,000 to $124,999 : 414

$125,000 to $149,999 : 89

$150,000 to $174,999 : 52

$175,000 to $199,999 : 47

$200,000 to $249,999 : 43

$250,000 to $299,999 : 34

$300,000 to $399,999 : 0

$400,000 to $499,999 : 8

$500,000 to $749,999 : 13

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 10


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 84

Home equity loan only : 46

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 912

Housing units without a mortgage : 794


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(La Junta City, Colorado)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $528,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $89,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $55,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $113,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $105,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $98,100

Built 1940 to 1949 : $65,500

Built 1939 or earlier : $86,600


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in La Junta City, Colorado: 60.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in La Junta City, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 23.32%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 73.14%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 3.53%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in La Junta City, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 26 26 $2,295,044
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

26 26 $2,295,044
2000        
  Single Family 34 34 $3,738,929
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 8 $570,914
  Total

35 42 $4,309,843
2001        
  Single Family 24 24 $4,175,401
  Two Family 2 4 $278,000
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $195,000
  Five or More Family 1 5 $497,553
  Total

28 36 $5,145,954
2002        
  Single Family 21 21 $2,739,450
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

21 21 $2,739,450
2003        
  Single Family 16 16 $2,298,054
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 29 $1,250,000
  Total

17 45 $3,548,054
2004        
  Single Family 20 20 $2,960,021
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

20 20 $2,960,021
2005        
  Single Family 14 14 $1,745,594
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

14 14 $1,745,594
2006        
  Single Family 12 12 $2,443,879
  Two Family 5 10 $1,244,534
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 22 $3,688,413


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (La Junta City, CO): $29,002
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (La Junta City): $67,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (La Junta City): $360
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in La Junta City, Colorado

Utility Gas: 87.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.0%
Electricity: 9.9%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as La Junta City, Colorado are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To La Junta City, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Reg Med Ctr Home Health


     Address: 1100 Carson, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/7/1994

Pioneer Home Care


     Address: 208 North Main Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 5/31/1996

Bent County Nursing Services


     Address: 701 Park Avenue, Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 10/19/1966

Prowers Medical Center Home Health


     Address: 206 North Street, Lamar, Colorado 81052
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 3/19/1997

Kiowa Home Health Services


     Address: 311 West 12th Street, Eads, Colorado 81036
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 8/5/1975

Hospitals Close To La Junta City, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center


     Address: 1100 Carson Avenue, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Prowers Medical Center


     Address: 401 Kendall Drive, Lamar, Colorado 81052
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Centura Health-st Mary Corwin Medical Center


     Address: 1008 Minnequa Ave, Pueblo, Colorado 81004
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Parkview Medical Center Inc


     Address: 400 W 16th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Colorado Mental Health Institute At Pueblo


     Address: 1600 W 24th St, Pueblo, Colorado 81003
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - State

Nursing Homes Close To La Junta City, Colorado

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center/ Ecf


     Address: 1100 Carson Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 10
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center- Nursing C


     Address: 514 West 10th Street, La Junta, Colorado 81050
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 86
     Percent Occupied: 76%

Pioneer Health Care Center


     Address: 900 South 12th Street, Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 72
     Percent Occupied: 79%

Bent County Healthcare Center


     Address: 810 Third Street, Las Animas, Colorado 81054
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 51
     Percent Occupied: 85%

Crowley County Nursing Center


     Address: 401 Idaho Avenue, Ordway, Colorado 81063
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 33
     Percent Occupied: 89%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
La Junta City, Colorado

Name: Wolf Creek
Address: PO Box 411; Burlington, KS 66839-0411
Distance: 424 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in La Junta City, Colorado

    Retired Workers: 1,175
    Disabled Workers: 295
    Widowers Workers: 215
    Spouses Workers: 115
    Children Workers: 180


(updated 2007)



Otero County, Colorado Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 38.68%
  • Bush & Cheney 60.48%
  • Other 0.85%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of La Junta City, Colorado citizens.

Relocation to Otero County, CO

5.92 % of Otero County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $27,679

Colorado Average 10.77 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Otero County, CO (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Pueblo County , CO 1.17 % ($25,427 AGI )
  • Crowley County , CO 0.31 % ($28,700 AGI )
  • Bent County , CO 0.28 % ($18,667 AGI )

Relocation away from Otero County, CO

6.89 % of Otero County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $29,271

Colorado Average 10.03 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Otero County, CO (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Pueblo County , CO 1.54 % ($29,440 AGI )
  • El Paso County , CO 0.63 % ($19,683 AGI )
  • Crowley County , CO 0.46 % ($32,833 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Colorado

Low Bracket: $0 (4.63%)
High Bracket: $0 (4.63%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Colorado

2.90%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for La Junta City, Colorado is based on over 50 years of data.























Storms In La Junta City, Colorado

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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit La Junta City, Colorado directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in La Junta City, Colorado

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0 0 13 0 0 14 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 14
Rape 6 6 12 7 10 14 3 5 4 n/a 3 4 2
    per 100,000 77 76 161 94 135 189 42 72 57 n/a 42 56 28
Robbery 0 6 5 3 4 7 5 2 1 n/a 2 2 2
    per 100,000 0 76 67 40 54 95 69 29 14 n/a 28 28 28
Assault 39 39 16 17 11 17 22 18 19 n/a 25 14 11
    per 100,000 502 492 214 228 148 230 306 258 272 n/a 347 195 157
Burglary 32 50 43 51 87 61 50 79 69 n/a 31 49 105
    per 100,000 412 631 576 684 1,174 825 695 1,133 987 n/a 431 682 1,495
Larceny Theft 273 309 370 403 288 270 218 216 189 n/a 67 132 261
    per 100,000 3,512 3,897 4,954 5,401 3,888 3,650 3,029 3,097 2,703 n/a 931 1,837 3,716
Vehicle Theft 18 18 11 7 10 13 13 16 8 n/a 8 7 11
    per 100,000 232 227 147 94 135 176 181 229 114 n/a 111 97 157
Arson 5 2 5 7 10 10 3 5 5 n/a 7 2 3
    per 100,000 64 25 67 94 135 135 42 72 72 n/a 97 28 43
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
11 13 9 7 6 10 8 6 6 n/a 8 5 4
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
82 95 107 117 99 89 71 79 68 n/a 28 48 95
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
47 54 58 62 53 49 39 43 37 n/a 18 26 50


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Colorado

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,381 9,125 11,369 9,961 6,950 10,980 14,666 15,240 16,098 16,471


(updated 2014)



Jails in La Junta City, Colorado


  • Otero County Jail


    222 E. Second Street, La Junta, CO 81050
    Capacity: 36
    Confined: 49
    Avg. Population: 47
    Year Built: 1970


(updated 2006)



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