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Population in 2012: 7,046 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 

Males: 3,373  (47.9%)
Females: 3,673  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81050.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,927 (it was $29,002 in 2000)
La Junta:

$30,927
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,594

La Junta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,567 (it was $67,400 in 2000)
La Junta:

$90,567
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,465; Detached houses: $101,656; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,910; In 2-unit structures: $110,723; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,204; Mobile homes: $41,647

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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  • White alone - 3,847 (54.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,943 (41.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 191 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 23 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Junta: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (15.3%), English (8.0%), Irish (6.8%), Italian (3.1%), Dutch (3.1%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4066 feet

Land area: 2.85 square miles.

Population density: 2,469 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in La Junta:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Junta city:

  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

113 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $497 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $466 (0.5%)

La Junta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (61.6 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (90.9 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (522.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: La Junta Gardens, CO (1.1 miles) , North La Junta, CO (1.2 miles ), Swink, CO (2.2 miles ), Cheraw, CO (3.0 miles ), Rocky Ford, CO (3.3 miles ), Timpas, CO (4.1 miles) , Sugar City, CO (4.3 miles ), Las Animas, CO (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $168,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $557,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 103.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +952 (+13.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,877 (71.1%)

Area code: 719

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Crime rates in La Junta by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00100100000
per 100,000 0.00.013.40.00.013.50.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 66127101435434
per 100,000 77.275.7160.793.8135.0189.341.771.757.241.755.7
Robberies 06534752122
per 100,000 0.075.766.940.254.094.669.528.714.327.827.8
Assaults 3939161711172218192514
per 100,000 501.7491.9214.2227.9148.5229.8305.6258.1271.7347.2194.8
Burglaries 3250435187615079693149
per 100,000 411.7630.6575.7683.61174.4824.7694.61132.8986.8430.6681.8
Thefts 27330937040328827021821618967132
per 100,000 3512.23897.14953.85401.43887.73650.13028.63097.22703.1930.61836.6
Auto thefts 181811710131316887
per 100,000 231.6227.0147.393.8135.0175.7180.6229.4114.4111.197.4
Arson 5257101035572
per 100,000 64.325.266.993.8135.0135.241.771.771.597.227.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 359.1410.3480.8414.7413.0482.9307.4348.0298.4192.3226.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in La Junta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Colorado average:

2.23

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La Junta, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

La Junta-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.2 miles away from the La Junta city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Junta-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from La Junta center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/2001 at 12:45:53, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from La Junta center
On 8/1/1996 at 05:44:22, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otero County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Junta topographic map

Birthplace of: Wendell Fertig - Civil engineer, Ken Kesey - (1935-2001), author, Ambrosio Guillen - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Linda Smith (American politician) - Politician, Tippy Martinez - Baseball player, Sean Thompson - Baseball player.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in La Junta: Ambrosio Guillen.


Hospitals/medical centers in La Junta:

  • LA JUNTA DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, 1116 CARSON AVE)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 317 WEST 3RD STE 100)
  • ARKANSAS VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, 118 W 4TH ST)
  • ARKANSAS VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1100 CARSON AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in La Junta, CO

Airports and heliports located in La Junta:


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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: www.ci.la-junta.co.us

College/University in La Junta:

  • Otero Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 870; Location: 1802 Colorado Ave; Public; Website: WWW.OJC.EDU)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Junta:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 61 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,083)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 63 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 87 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 93 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 94 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 102 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 131 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)

Public high schools in La Junta:

Public elementary/middle schools in La Junta:

See full list of schools located in La Junta, School District: EAST OTERO R-1

Library in La Junta:

  • LA JUNTA/WOODRUFF MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $323,952; Location: 522 COLORADO AVE; 35,077 books; 1,584 audio materials; 2,747 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 3 state licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in La Junta: La Junta Fire Department (A), Macdonald Hall (B), McDivitt Center Gymnasium (C), Koshare Indian Museum (D), Wheeler Library (E), Wheeler Hall (F), Wunsch Hall (G), McBride Hall (H), McDivitt Hall (I), Otero County Courthouse (J), Otero County Jail (K), Otero Hall (L), La Junta Municipal Building (M), Woodruff Memorial Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Junta include: Mount Zion Baptist Church (A), Emmanuel Mennonite Church (B), Crossroads Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), First Church of God (E), Church of Christ (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church (H), First Church of Christ Scientist (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in La Junta include: Potter Park (1), Tippy Martinez Softball Field (2), Rattler Football Field (3), Blaine Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kiva Trading Post (Museums; 115 West 18th Street), Koshare Indian Museum Inc (115 West 18th Street), Bents Old Fort National Historic Site - Maintenance Office (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194), Bents Old Fort National Historic Site - Maintenance Shop (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194), Bents Old Fort National Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194), Bents Old Fort National Historic Site - Natural Resources (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194), US Government - Farm Service Agency- Interior Department Of- National Parks Ser (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194), Bents Old Fort National Historic Site - Park Superintendent (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194), Bents Old Fort National Historic Site - Museum Curator (Historical Places & Services; 35110 State Highway 194).

Hotels: LA Junta Inn & Suites (1325 East 3rd Street), Holiday Inn Express (Us Hwy 50 & Colorado 10), Culp Jack & P J (215 East 3rd Street), Capri Restaurant & Lounge (1325 East 3rd Street), Quality Inn (1325 E 3rd St).

Courts: Colorado State Government - COURTS-16th Judicial District- Probation Depart (Courthouse), Colorado State - Courts 16th Judicial District- Otero County Court (Court House), Colorado State - Courts 16th Judicial District- Otero District Court (Court House).

 
Otero County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in La Junta and their reported violations in the past:

LA JUNTA CITY OF (Population served: 8200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-1998), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
EAST END WA (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 43 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
HOLBROOK CENTER SOFT WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: 29606 RD J J , Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.7%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 44.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.4% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 46.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.8%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Junta, CO

People in group quarters in La Junta in 2010:

  • 207 people in college/university student housing
  • 66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in La Junta in 2000:

  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 123 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other group homes

La Junta compared to Colorado state average:

La Junta, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in La Junta (2011 data):

  • The State Bank: Drive-In Facility at 6 West First Street, branch established on 1985/08/05; at 124 Colorado Street, branch established on 1893/01/16. Info updated 2011/08/30: Bank assets: $94.2 mil, Deposits: $76.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Ark Valley Bankshares, Inc.
  • Colorado East Bank & Trust: La Junta Branch at 405 Colorado Avenue, branch established on 1978/01/03. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $798.2 mil, Deposits: $704.8 mil, headquarters in Lamar, CO, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Coloeast Bankshares, Inc.
  • Academy Bank, National Association: La Junta Branch at 6 Conley Road, branch established on 2005/09/30. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • U.S. Bank National Association: La Junta Branch at 202 Santa Fe Avenue, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Colorado Bank and Trust Company of La Junta: The Colorado Bank And Trust Company at 301 Colorado Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.1 mil, Deposits: $85.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Las Animas: La Junta Branch at 402 Colorado Avenue, branch established on 1993/01/04. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $249.5 mil, Deposits: $202.5 mil, headquarters in Las Animas, CO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Bankshares Of Las Animas, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in La Junta, Colorado:

  • Stagecoach Motel, 905 W Third St, La Junta, CO 81050 , Phone: (719) 384-5476
  • Quality Inn Of La Junta, 1325 E Third St, La Junta, CO 81050 , Phone: (719) 384-2571, Fax: (719) 384-5655
  • Midtown Motel, 215 E Third, La Junta, CO 81050 , Phone: (719) 384-7741
  • Holiday Inn Express, 27994 Us Hwy 50 Frontage Rd, La Junta, CO 81050 , Phone: (719) 384-2900, Fax: (719) 383-2020
  • Hampton Inn La Junta, 27800 Us Hwy 50, La Junta, CO 81050 , Phone: (719) 384-4444, Fax: (719) 384-4454
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in La Junta, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


La Junta travel time to work - commute


La Junta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Junta city (based on Otero County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.37%
Here77.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents60.1%7.2%5.0%4.4%3.0%
Congregations7.7%11.5%9.6%7.7%3.8%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMennonite Church USALDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.6%2.4%2.4%1.9%11.0%
Congregations5.8%5.8%1.9%7.7%38.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Otero County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Otero County:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

12.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Otero County:

23.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,302$41,2080$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,920$47,5200$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$54,600$46,8000$0
Police - Other 3$6,932$27,7280$0
Firefighters 6$17,678$35,3560$0
Streets and Highways 5$10,574$25,3780$0
Airports 1$2,196$26,3521$628
Solid Waste Management 4$8,124$24,3720$0
Sewerage 6$21,060$42,1200$0
Parks and Recreation 6$13,042$26,0843$3,264
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$15,240$60,9600$0
Water Supply 8$27,156$40,7340$0
Electric Power 18$65,646$43,7640$0
Local Libraries 5$10,660$25,5846$2,492
Totals for Government 84$271,130$38,73310$6,384

La Junta government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,977,000 ($706.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,654,000 ($234.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,277,000 ($181.24)
    Police Protection: $1,255,000 ($178.12)
    Sewerage: $912,000 ($129.44)
    Water Utilities: $872,000 ($123.76)
    General - Other: $732,000 ($103.89)
    Central Staff Services: $666,000 ($94.52)
    Financial Administration: $571,000 ($81.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $508,000 ($72.10)
    Libraries: $499,000 ($70.82)
    Fire Protection: $464,000 ($65.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $206,000 ($29.24)
    Health Services - Other: $183,000 ($25.97)
    Air Transportation: $153,000 ($21.71)
    General Public Buildings: $143,000 ($20.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000 ($24.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $833,000 ($118.22)
    Electric Utilities: $757,000 ($107.44)
    Sewerage: $366,000 ($51.94)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($4.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,953,000 ($561.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($2.98)

La Junta government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $88,000 ($12.49)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,131,000 ($160.52)
    All Other: $617,000 ($87.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $516,000 ($73.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000 ($9.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000 ($3.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $556,000 ($78.91)
    Rents: $135,000 ($19.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $124,000 ($17.60)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,087,000 ($863.89)
    Water Utilities: $1,143,000 ($162.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $576,000 ($81.75)
    Highways: $314,000 ($44.56)
    All Other: $70,000 ($9.93)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,299,000 ($468.21)
    Public Utilities: $721,000 ($102.33)
    Property: $186,000 ($26.40)
    NEC: $34,000 ($4.83)

La Junta government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,410,000 ($200.11)
    Water Utilities: $459,000 ($65.14)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,205,000 ($171.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,047,000 ($148.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,410,000 ($200.11)
    Water Utilities: $442,000 ($62.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $158,000 ($22.42)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($2.41)

La Junta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,749,000 ($1667.47)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,771,000 ($251.35)

5.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pueblo County, CO  1.17% ($25,427 average AGI)
from Crowley County, CO  0.31% ($28,700)
from Bent County, CO  0.28% ($18,667)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pueblo County, CO  1.54% ($29,440 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.63% ($19,683)
to Crowley County, CO  0.46% ($32,833)

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.)
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

La Junta, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 66
  • Fatalities: 158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of La Junta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 120 meters (394ft)
Total costs: $2,555,000
Total average daily traffic: 53,916
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,852

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for La Junta, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Junta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in La Junta, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Junta)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in La Junta)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 11

Incident types - La Junta


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Junta, CO

Most common first names in La Junta, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8078.9 years
John7774.0 years
William6876.0 years
James6275.3 years
Robert5371.1 years
George4778.4 years
Charles4175.0 years
Frank3575.9 years
Helen3481.6 years
Joe3275.2 years
Most common last names in La Junta, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez5073.7 years
Miller4681.0 years
Jones3377.8 years
Brown2779.5 years
Smith2779.0 years
Garcia2275.2 years
Johnson2173.3 years
Gonzales1866.7 years
Wilson1877.8 years
Whatley1769.4 years
Businesses in La Junta, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Safeway1
Curves1Sears1
FedEx1Super 81
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Village Inn1
Kroger2Vons1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1
SONIC Drive-In1

La Junta on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
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