North La Junta, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 512.
Males: 234  (45.9%)
Females: 278  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,544
North La Junta:

$43,544
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,840

North La Junta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $147,536
North La Junta:

$147,536
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $631.

March 2019 cost of living index in North La Junta: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.5%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.8% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in North La Junta, CO (2010)
    • 36871.9%White alone
    • 12223.8%Hispanic
    • 112.1%American Indian alone
    • 61.2%Two or more races
    • 51.0%Black alone

Races in North La Junta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (13.9%), American (9.7%), Irish (3.4%), Swedish (2.9%), Norwegian (2.5%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4049 feet

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.9%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $505 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $363 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (62.1 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 (523.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

La Junta Gardens, CO (1.1 miles),
La Junta, CO (1.2 miles ),
Swink, CO (2.3 miles ),
Cheraw, CO (2.8 miles ),
Rocky Ford, CO (3.3 miles ),
Las Animas, CO (4.2 miles ),
Sugar City, CO (4.2 miles ),
Timpas, CO (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.00 N, Longitude: 103.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Distribution of median household income in North La Junta, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in North La Junta, CO in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Colorado:

3.0%

Tornado activity:

North La Junta-area historical tornado activity is below Colorado state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the North La Junta place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North La Junta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 41% greater 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 100.8 miles away from North La Junta 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 98.6 miles away from North La Junta center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from North La Junta center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 322.6 miles away from North La Junta center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from North La Junta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otero County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near North La Junta:

  • ARKANSAS VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LA JUNTA, CO)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LA JUNTA, CO)
  • ARKANSAS VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; LA JUNTA, CO)
  • LA JUNTA DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; LA JUNTA, CO)
  • PIONEER HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROCKY FORD, CO)
  • PIONEER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ROCKY FORD, CO)
  • MEDBROOK HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ROCKY FORD, CO)

Amtrak station near North La Junta:

  • 1 miles: 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.

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

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 61 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 63 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 87 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 92 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 93 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 94 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 94 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

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

2.4 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.3%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in North La Junta:

Marital status in North La Junta, CO
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in North La Junta:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North La Junta, CO (based on Otero County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,4153
Evangelical Protestant2,03732
Mainline Protestant1,94114
Other5923
Black Protestant41
None3,842-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Otero County:

10.6%
Colorado:

9.6%

6.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pueblo County, CO  1.21% ($31,921 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($25,576)

Strongest AM radio stations in North 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)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North 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 North La Junta:

  • K35DZ (Channel 35; LA JUNTA, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K39ED (Channel 39; ROCKY FORD, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K40DP (Channel 40; LAS ANIMAS, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.0mTotal length
  • $552,000Total costs
  • 11,431Total average daily traffic
  • 1,002Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,475Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North La Junta, CO
  • 84.4%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 6.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North La Junta, CO
  • 84.6%Utility gas
  • 15.4%Electricity


North La Junta compared to Colorado state average:

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