La Jara, Colorado

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La Jara, Colorado

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High Points

La Jara strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% La Jara Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 10% La Jara Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% La Jara Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% La Jara Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of La Jara, Colorado

Comparing La Jara to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Senior Citizens 3 6
Age of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 3
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 4
People Living Alone 5 5

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La Jara Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 100 miles SW of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Conejos
Standard Zip Codes 81140
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.275
Longitude -105.959

La Jara Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 35 F
Apr Temp 25 to 60 F
Jul Temp 47 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 63 F
Annual Precip 8 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 33 F
Apr Temp 27 to 58 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 62 F
Annual Precip 7.9 inches
Station BLANCA
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 34 F
Apr Temp 26 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 81 F
Oct Temp 26 to 62 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
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La Jara Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 877 100%
Male 420 47.9%
Female 457 52.1%
Under 18 277 31.6%
18+ 600 68.4%
65+ 106 12.1%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.3
White 590 67.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 2.9%
Other 237 27%
Mixed Race 24 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 552 62.9%

Estimated La Jara Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 831
Growth -46
Growth % -5.2%

La Jara Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.7%
English 6.2%
Irish 5.4%
Danish 4.5%
German 3.8%
US/American 3.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Italian 1.2%
Portuguese 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Dutch 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Jara, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bountiful (81140)
Morgan (81140)
Richfield (81140)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Jara 877 $29,643
Alamosa 7,960 $33,017
Antonito 873 $23,162
Manassa 1,042 $26,827
Monte Vista 4,529 $33,780
Romeo 375 $21,806
Sanford 817 $30,469

La Jara Public Libraries

Conejos County Public Library
La Jara, Colorado
(719) 274-5858

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La Jara High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 352 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 69

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