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Population (year 2000): 7,568. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,260 (-4.1% change)
Males: 3,568 (47.1%), Females: 4,000 (52.9%)

Otero County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $29,002 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,400 (year 2000)

La Junta, CO residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in La Junta:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.6%)
  • Hispanic (43.6%)
  • Other race (18.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)
  • Black (1.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (13.9%), Irish (9.4%), English (7.1%), United States (4.3%), Italian (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).Junta, Colorado

Elevation: 4066 feet

Land area: 2.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in La Junta

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Junta city

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

4.3% Foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -117 (-1.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CO Pueblo, (76.3 miles www.cohomefinder.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Springs, CO Colorado (105.0 miles AspenAccommodations.net )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (586.7 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: CO Swink, (6.0 miles CO (9.1 miles Cheraw, Ford, CO Rocky (12.9 miles City, CO (19.1 miles Sugar CO Ordway, (21.9 miles Animas, CO Las (22.9 miles CO Manzanola, (23.7 miles Crowley, CO (25.9 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,600

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 103.55 W

Area code: 719

La Junta, Colorado business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.2%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +620 (+8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,022 (64.0%)

Crime in La Junta by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 13.2 0.0
Rapes 6 6 12 7
    per 100,000 79.3 79.3 158.6 92.5
Robberies 0 6 5 3
    per 100,000 0.0 79.3 66.1 39.6
Assaults 39 39 16 17
    per 100,000 515.3 515.3 211.4 224.6
Burglaries 32 50 43 51
    per 100,000 422.8 660.7 568.2 673.9
Thefts 273 309 370 403
    per 100,000 3607.3 4083.0 4889.0 5325.1
Auto thefts 18 18 11 7
    per 100,000 237.8 237.8 145.3 92.5
327.7 387.2 385.7 361.4

Average climate in La Junta, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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La Junta-area historical tornado activity is below Colorado state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the La Junta city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/13/1977, a category 2 tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Ken Kesey - (1935-2001), author.


Hospital/medical center in La Junta:
  • ARKANSAS VALLEY REGIONAL MED CENTER (1100 CARSON AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near La Junta:
  • WEISBROD MEMORIAL CTY HOSP - CAH (about 62 miles; EADS, CO)
  • PROWERS MEDICAL CENTER (about 65 miles; LAMAR, CO)
  • LINCOLN COMM HOSP - CAH (about 72 miles; HUGO, CO)

Political contributions by individuals in La Junta, CO

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Junta:
  • LAMAR MUNI (about 61 miles; LAMAR, CO; ID: LAA)
  • PUEBLO MEMORIAL (about 68 miles; PUEBLO, CO; ID: PUB)
  • CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI (about 98 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; ID: COS)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Junta:
  • LA JUNTA MUNI (about 6 miles; LA JUNTA, CO; ID: LHX)
  • MELON FIELD (about 10 miles; ROCKY FORD, CO; ID: 2V8)
  • CITY AND COUNTY (about 23 miles; LAS ANIMAS, CO; ID: 7V9)

Amtrak station:
LA JUNTA (1ST & COLORADO STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 14 $34,238 $29,346 1 $1,272
Water Supply 7 $20,502 $35,146 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $13,798 $27,596 1 $816
Other Government Administration 6 $20,508 $41,016 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 17 $57,212 $40,384 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $5,982 $23,928 0 $0
Firefighters 7 $20,992 $35,986 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $17,470 $26,205 0 $0
Airports 1 $1,896 $22,752 1 $632
Welfare 2 $4,396 $26,376 2 $1,268
Solid Waste Management 5 $9,362 $22,468 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $21,204 $36,349 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $18,872 $32,352 2 $2,718
Electric Power 22 $69,230 $37,761 0 $0
Transit 0 $0   3 $1,448
Local Libraries 5 $9,202 $22,084 6 $3,560
Totals for Government 117 $324,864 $33,319 16 $11,714
College/University in La Junta:
  • OTERO JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 931; Location: 1802 COLORADO AVE; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Junta:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN COLORADO (about 74 miles; PUEBLO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,275)
  • PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; PUEBLO, CO; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 105 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; FT enrollment: 5,307)
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY (about 115 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,330)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS (about 121 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; FT enrollment: 4,953)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER (about 135 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 12,938)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER (about 135 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 8,839)
Public high schools in La Junta:
  • LA JUNTA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 1817 SMITHLAND; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TIGER LEARNING CENTER (Students: 41; Location: 1817 SMITHLAND; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in La Junta:
  • LA JUNTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 901 SMITHLAND; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LA JUNTA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 1401 EAST SIXTH STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LA JUNTA PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 600 WEST TOPEKA; Grades: KG - 02)
  • NEW HORIZON ACADEMY (Location: 315 SANTA FE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
Library in La Junta:
  • LA JUNTA/WOODRUFF MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $307,200; Location: 522 COLORADO AVE; 35,426 books; 898 audio materials; 1,630 video materials; 186 serial subscriptions)

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1).

Park in La Junta: Potter Park (1).


La Junta compared to Colorado state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in La Junta:
  • KBLJ (1400 AM; 1 kW; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in La Junta:
  • KTHN (92.1 FM; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KRLJ (89.1 FM; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KJQY (95.5 FM; ROCKY FORD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around La Junta:
  • K35DZ (Channel 35; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K39ED (Channel 39; ROCKY FORD, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)

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