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Demographics

People

Total Population666
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+277
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$24,741
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,333

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,000
% Above Poverty Level74%
% Below Poverty Level26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$581
Median House Value$99,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.3%
Irish13.8%
German9.5%
English3.3%
Italian2.7%
Danishn2.3%
Dutch2.1%
French Except Basque2.1%
Lebanese1.7%
Arab1.7%
Norwegian1.4%
Finnish0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
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La Jara Almanac

CategoryValue
County Conejos County
Standard Zip Codes81140
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude37.27
Approximate Longitude-105.96

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)

StationMANASSA
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp2 to 35 F
Apr Temp25 to 60 F
Jul Temp47 to 81 F
Oct Temp27 to 63 F
Annual Precip8 inches
StationMONTE VISTA 2 W
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp0 to 33 F
Apr Temp27 to 58 F
Jul Temp49 to 80 F
Oct Temp28 to 62 F
Annual Precip7.9 inches
StationBLANCA
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp2 to 34 F
Apr Temp26 to 57 F
Jul Temp48 to 81 F
Oct Temp26 to 62 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamosa9,671$44,167
Antonito789$29,773
Manassa990$41,538
Monte Vista4,315$50,833
Romeo340$31,458
Sanford897$62,944

La Jara Public Libraries

Conejos County Library District
17703 HWY 285
La Jara, Colorado
(719) 274-5858

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La Jara Hospitals

San Luis Valley Health Conejos County Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
19021 Us Hwy 285
(719) 274-5121

La Jara Public Schools

Centauri High School
17889 Us Hwy 285
ZIP: 81140
High
Total Enrollment 279
Centauri Middle School
17891 Us Hwy 285
ZIP: 81140
Middle
Total Enrollment 214
La Jara Elementary School
214 Poplar Street
ZIP: 81140
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
North Conejos Alternative Programs
104 Spruce Street
ZIP: 81140
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