La Veta, Colorado

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La Veta, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% La Veta Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% La Veta College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of La Veta, Colorado

Comparing La Veta 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
Age of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People Above Poverty 3 3
Median Family Income 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4


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

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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La Veta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 924 100%
Male 443 47.9%
Female 481 52.1%
Under 18 227 24.6%
18+ 697 75.4%
65+ 149 16.1%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.79
White 852 92.2%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 9 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1%
Other 19 2.1%
Mixed Race 33 3.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 106 11.5%

Estimated La Veta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 887
Growth -37
Growth % -4%

La Veta 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
German 22.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 12.8%
English 11.7%
Irish 8.5%
Italian 6.7%
Scottish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Welsh 1.3%
European 1.2%
Norwegian 1%
Russian 0.9%
British 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Finnish 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Slavic 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Veta 924 $35,156
Aguilar 593 $30,815
Walsenburg 4,182 $26,218

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La Veta Public Library District
La Veta, Colorado
(719) 742-3572
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La Veta High Schools (2004)

Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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