La Junta, Colorado Population 2024

6,998

La Junta is a city located in Otero County Colorado. La Junta has a 2024 population of 6,998. It is also the county seat of Otero County.La Junta is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually and its population has decreased by -4.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,311 in 2020.

The average household income in La Junta is $64,053 with a poverty rate of 23.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in La Junta is 40.3 years, 40.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

La Junta Demographics

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

  • White: 72.38%
  • Other race: 11.31%
  • Two or more races: 11.26%
  • Native American: 2.75%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Black or African American: 1.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,280.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.28% (-313)
The current population of La Junta, Colorado is 6,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,311.

La Junta, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,24372.38%
Other race81911.31%
Two or more races81611.26%
Native American1992.75%
Asian841.16%
Black or African American791.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.06%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Junta Population by Race

La Junta Population Pyramid 2024

La Junta Median Age

40.3

Total

40.2

Male

40.5

Female

La Junta Adults

There are 5,726 adults, (1,597 of whom are seniors) in La Junta.

La Junta Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

La Junta Sex Ratio

Female3,61149.85%
Male3,63350.15%

La Junta Population by Age

La Junta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2262.156634
Non Family1,3691.1955.944.1
Married1,1972.8478.621.4
Female3783.3453.246.8
Male2822.3578.721.3
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2.81

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Junta 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 Junta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Junta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.82%.

La Junta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,781

Average Earnings

$52,581

Average Male

$36,230

Average Female

La Junta Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Junta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Junta Language

83.73% of La Junta residents speak only English, while 16.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.4% of the population.

La Junta Language

La Junta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,1841,08634.11%
White3,31444113.31%
Other81918322.34%
Native19814070.71%
Multiple78811214.21%
Black592542.37%
Asian80810%
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23.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.06%

Male Poverty Rate

23.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Junta

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Junta is Native, with 70.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Junta is Asian, with 10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.2%.

La Junta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.62%
Some College21.26%
High School10.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.58%
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La Junta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed60%
Female Employed9.41%
Male Employed6.75%
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La Junta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Junta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Junta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

La Junta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Junta 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 35-44.

La Junta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Junta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

588

Number of Veterans

566

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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La Junta Veterans by War

count

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La Junta Veterans by Age

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La Junta Veterans by Race

La Junta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Junta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

La Junta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Junta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Junta 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

66.92%

Born in La Junta

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

2.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of La Junta residents were born in the United States, with 66.92% having been born in Colorado. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Junta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,613-77-1.15%
20286,690-77-1.14%
20276,767-77-1.13%
20266,844-77-1.11%
20256,921-77-1.1%
20246,998-77-1.09%
20237,075-77-1.08%
20227,152-77-1.07%
20217,229-82-1.12%
20207,3114346.31%
20196,877-55-0.79%
20186,932-15-0.22%
20176,947230.33%
20166,924901.32%
20156,834-66-0.96%
20146,900-41-0.59%
20136,941-67-0.96%
20127,008-73-1.03%
20117,081-6-0.08%
20107,087-481-6.36%
20007,568-69-0.9%
19907,637-701-8.41%
19808,3384005.04%
19707,938-88-1.1%
19608,0263144.07%
19507,7126729.55%
19407,040-153-2.13%
19307,1932,22944.9%
19204,96481019.5%
19104,1541,64165.3%
19002,513
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La Junta Population by Year