La Jara strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):
Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing La Jara to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Average Household Size|
|Portion of People Married|
|College Educated Adults|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Short Commute Times|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Housing Recently Built|
|People Living Alone|
|Nearest Medium City||100 miles SW of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||124 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Standard Zip Codes||81140|
|Phone Area Codes||719|
|Time Zone||Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|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|
|Station||MONTE VISTA 2 W|
|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|
|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|
|Average Family Size||3.3|
|American Indian & Alaskan||25||2.9%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||552||62.9%|
|Est. 2005 Population||831|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||67.7%|
|French (except Basque)||1.9%|
According to the US Postal Service, La Jara, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Bountiful (81140)
Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.
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