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People

Total Population 729
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 28.7%
Employed Population 16+ 330
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 58.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,083
% Above Poverty Level 73.1%
% Below Poverty Level 26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 30.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.6%
Median Gross Rent $747
Median House Value $192,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 16.5%
Irish 13.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Veta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles SW of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Huerfano
Standard Zip Codes 81055
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.505
Longitude -105.007

La Veta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WALSENBURG
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 48 F
Apr Temp 34 to 64 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 37 to 69 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Station RYE
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 41 F
Apr Temp 28 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 83 F
Oct Temp 31 to 62 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Station BLANCA
Distance 28.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cuchara (81055)

Indian Creek (81055)

Ojo (81055)

Wahatoya (81055)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aguilar 660 $52,639
Walsenburg 2,930 $32,871

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

La Veta Public Libraries

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La Veta Public Library District
310 MAIN STREET
La Veta, Colorado
(719) 742-3572
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La Veta High Schools

LA VETA JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
126 EAST GARLAND
719-742-3662
Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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