La Jara, Colorado Population 2024

715

La Jara is a city located in Conejos County Colorado. La Jara has a 2024 population of 715. La Jara is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -2.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 730 in 2020.

The average household income in La Jara is $58,189 with a poverty rate of 25.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in La Jara is 34.4 years, 36.8 years for males, and 32.6 years for females.

La Jara Demographics

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

  • White: 75.04%
  • Two or more races: 19.88%
  • Other race: 3.14%
  • Native American: 1.94%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,753.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.05% (-15)
The current population of La Jara, Colorado is 715 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 730.

La Jara, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White50275.04%
Two or more races13319.88%
Other race213.14%
Native American131.94%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Jara Population by Race

La Jara Population Pyramid 2024

La Jara Median Age

34.4

Total

36.8

Male

32.6

Female

La Jara Adults

There are 454 adults, (104 of whom are seniors) in La Jara.

La Jara Age Dependency

91.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.4

Child Dependency Ratio

La Jara Sex Ratio

Female36754.86%
Male30245.14%

La Jara Population by Age

La Jara Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2682.3866.433.6
Non Family1061.0180.219.8
Married953.7473.726.3
Female472.7410.689.4
Male202.359010
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

66.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Jara Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Jara Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Jara Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 36.84%.

La Jara Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,354

Average Earnings

$33,583

Average Male

$43,636

Average Female

La Jara Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Jara Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Jara Language

77.4% of La Jara residents speak only English, while 22.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.95% of the population.

La Jara Language

La Jara Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2678632.21%
Hispanic3948220.81%
Native131076.92%
Multiple13364.51%
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25.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.17%

Male Poverty Rate

25.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Jara

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Jara is Native, with 76.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Jara is Multiple, with 4.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.04%.

La Jara Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.71%
Bachelors or Greater11.54%
Some College11.51%
Less Than 9th Grade2.38%
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La Jara Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed52.17%
Female Employed16.06%
Male Employed8.65%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

La Jara Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Jara Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Jara Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

La Jara Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Jara Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

La Jara Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Jara Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

48

Number of Veterans

37

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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La Jara Veterans by War

count

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La Jara Veterans by Age

count

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La Jara Veterans by Race

La Jara Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

79.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Jara Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

15.1%

Unemployment Rate

La Jara Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Jara Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Jara Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.8%

Born in La Jara

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

0.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of La Jara residents were born in the United States, with 85.8% having been born in Colorado. 2.09% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029680-7-1.02%
2028687-7-1.01%
2027694-7-1%
2026701-7-0.99%
2025708-7-0.98%
2024715-7-0.97%
2023722-7-0.96%
2022729-7-0.95%
202173660.82%
2020730-81-9.99%
2019811-3-0.37%
2018814-5-0.61%
201781970.86%
2016812-3-0.37%
2015815-18-2.16%
201483320.24%
2013831-8-0.95%
2012839-5-0.59%
2011844-3-0.35%
2010847
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La Jara Population by Year