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People

Total Population 713
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 301
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,917
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.2%
Median Gross Rent $567
Median House Value $104,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.5%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 10.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MANASSA
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
Station MONTE VISTA 2 W
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Alamosa 9,592 $45,179
Antonito 757 $29,615
Manassa 1,060 $44,500
Monte Vista 4,366 $48,200
Romeo 337 $32,000
Sanford 918 $63,400

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

La Jara Public Libraries

Library
Conejos County Public Library
HIGHWAY 285 LA JARA
La Jara, Colorado
(719) 274-5858

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La Jara High Schools

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CENTAURI HIGH SCHOOL
17889 STATE HIGHWAY 285
719-274-5178
A Title I School.
Serves 352 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

LA JARA SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL
104 SPRUCE STREET
719-274-4220
A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 69

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