La Jara, Colorado Population 2021

815
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La Jara is a city located in Conejos County Colorado. With a 2020 population of 815, it is the 165th largest city in Colorado and the 11191st largest city in the United States . La Jara is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 818 in 2010. La Jara reached it's highest population of 847 in 2010. Spanning over 0 miles, La Jara has a population density of 1,998 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Jara is $47,417 with a poverty rate of 22.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $711 per month, and the median house value is $113,500. The median age in La Jara is 30.8 years, 29.1 years for males, and 31.6 years for females.

La Jara Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Jara was:

  • White: 87.64%
  • Other race: 5.51%
  • Two or more races: 3.43%
  • Native American: 2.08%
  • Asian: 1.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of La Jara, Colorado is 815 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 818.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 818.

La Jara, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White71687.64%
Some Other Race455.51%
Two or More Races283.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native172.08%
Asian111.35%
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La Jara Population by Race

La Jara Population Pyramid $2021

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La Jara Median Age

30.8


Total

29.1


Male

31.6


Female

La Jara Adults

There are 572 adults, (128 of whom are seniors) in La Jara.

La Jara Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.2

Child Dependency Ratio

La Jara Sex Ratio

Female

444

54.35%

Male

373

45.65%

La Jara Population by Age

La Jara Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Jara Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male76.5%23.5%
Non Family65.3%34.7%
All62.7%37.3%
Female22.9%77.1%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Jara Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3192.5462.7
Non Family1181.0265.3
Married1143.6882.5
Female703.0322.9
Male173.4776.5

3.34

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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La Jara Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade286.01%
9th to 12th Grade224.72%
High School Graduate14931.97%
Some College12426.61%
Associates Degree337.08%
Bachelors Degree8017.17%
Graduate Degree306.44%
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La Jara Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Jara Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic28424354
White17316752
Other Race30284
2+ Races17172
Native American99
Asian964

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.44%.

La Jara Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,250$30,625$32,829
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,438$30,250$19,028
Some College$30,139$30,208$28,750
Bachelors Degree$46,719$48,750$45,750
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,250

Average Earnings

$30,625

Average Male

$32,829

Average Female

La Jara Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Jara Language by Age

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La Jara Language

72.63% of La Jara residents speak only English, while 27.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.12% of the population.

La Jara Language

La Jara Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic51117834.83%
Other452044.44%
Native1717100.00%
White29182.75%

22.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.18%

Male Poverty Rate

24.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Jara

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Jara is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Jara is White, with 2.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.21%.

La Jara Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School20.13%
Some College16.56%
Bachelors or Greater8.18%
Less Than 9th Grade6.00%

La Jara Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.27%
Female Employed21.50%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

La Jara Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Jara Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,563$47,417
Families$48,750$54,121
Married Families$71,000-
Non Families$23,036$30,027
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Income by Household Type

La Jara Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

La Jara Married by Age and Sex

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La Jara Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

La Jara Marital Status by Race

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La Jara Marital Status

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59

Number of Veterans

52

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War8
World War II
Korea

La Jara Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7416
35 to 5414
55 to 6411
75+9
18 to 349

La Jara Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5110.06%
Hispanic4312.25%
2+ Races423.53%
Other Race413.33%

La Jara Veterans by Race

La Jara Veterans by Education

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3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Jara Veterans by Education

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70.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

La Jara Employment by Age

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La Jara Employment by Race

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La Jara Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.33%

Born in La Jara

96.33%

Native Born

3.67%

Foreign Born

3.18%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.33% of La Jara residents were born in the United States, with 84.33% having been born in Colorado. 3.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Jara Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021815-1-0.12%
2020816-1-0.12%
2019817-1-0.12%
201881860.74%
201781260.74%
2016806-4-0.49%
2015810-18-2.17%
201482820.24%
2013826-8-0.96%
2012834-7-0.83%
2011841-6-0.71%
20108470.00%

La Jara Population by Year