La Junta, Colorado Population 2020

7,264

La Junta is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 7,264, it is the 64th largest city in Colorado and the 3868th largest city in the United States. La Junta is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 2.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,077 in 2010. La Junta reached it's highest population of 8,338 in 1980. Spanning over 3 miles, La Junta has a population density of 2,367 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Junta is $40,022 with a poverty rate of 31.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $705 per month, and the median house value is $91,700. The median age in La Junta is 36.2 years, 33.4 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males.

La Junta Demographics

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

  • White: 83.86%
  • Other race: 7.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.79%
  • Black or African American: 2.30%
  • Asian: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of La Junta, Colorado is 7,264, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,998.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,077.

La Junta, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,79883.86%
Some Other Race5067.32%
Two or More Races2623.79%
Black or African American1592.30%
Asian1231.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.09%

La Junta Population Pyramid 2020

La Junta Median Age

36.2


Total

33.4


Male

36.7


Female

La Junta Adults

There are 5,245 adults, (1,191 of whom are seniors) in La Junta.

La Junta Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

La Junta Sex Ratio

Female

3,655

52.86%

Male

3,259

47.14%

La Junta Households and Families

La Junta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

La Junta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
Female52.9%47.1%
All50.9%49.1%
Male44.4%55.6%
Non Family35.2%64.8%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0032.1950.9
Non Family1,2601.1335.2
Married1,1763.1168.1
Female3782.5652.9
Male1892.8844.4

2.92

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

La Junta Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3087.15%
9th to 12th Grade2696.24%
High School Graduate1,39332.34%
Some College1,03023.91%
Associates Degree52012.07%
Bachelors Degree45110.47%
Graduate Degree3377.82%

La Junta Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2892,178601
Hispanic1,6631,216123
Other Race4133597
Multiple Races13710015
Black135135
Asian664926
Native American606038

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 63.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,424$33,578$20,037
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$30,097$33,922$2,500
Some College$19,157$27,759$18,870
Bachelors Degree$45,795$36,023$50,353
Graduate Degree$49,572$76,500$48,257

$30,424

Average Earnings

$33,578

Average Male

$20,037

Average Female

La Junta Language

La Junta Language by Age

La Junta Language

84.20% of La Junta residents speak only English, while 15.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.62% of the population.

La Junta Poverty

La Junta Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,1251,21538.88%
White3,02661320.26%
Other50625149.60%
Multiple24418676.23%
Black135135100.00%
Asian1177866.67%
Native601728.33%

31.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.96%

Male Poverty Rate

31.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Junta

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Junta is White, with 20.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.42%
High School31.61%
Some College27.67%
Bachelors or Greater12.36%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed55.07%
Female Employed20.68%
Male Employed5.99%

La Junta Income

La Junta Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,830$40,022
Families$41,140$50,766
Married Families$55,059-
Non Families$16,543$24,724

La Junta Marital Status

La Junta Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

La Junta Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

La Junta Marital Status by Race

La Junta Veterans

377

Number of Veterans

318

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War169
Vietnam161
Korea25
Second Gulf War10
World War II4
Name Veterans % of Total
White3608.29%
Hispanic833.84%
2 or More74.27%
Other51.18%
Indian58.33%

$La Junta Veterans by Education

30.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Junta Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

La Junta Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.83%

Born in Colorado

93.46%

Native Born

6.54%

Foreign Born

4.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.46% of La Junta residents were born in the United States, with 63.83% having been born in Colorado. 4.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,2641331.87%
20197,1311331.90%
20186,99880.11%
20176,9901331.94%
20166,857-2-0.03%
20156,859-57-0.82%
20146,916-44-0.63%
20136,960-71-1.01%
20127,031-79-1.11%
20117,110-9-0.13%
20107,119-449-0.61%
20007,568-69-0.09%
19907,637-701-0.87%
19808,3384000.49%
19707,938-88-0.11%
19608,0263140.40%
19507,7126720.92%
19407,040-153-0.21%
19307,1932,2293.78%
19204,9648101.80%
19104,1541,6415.15%
19002,5130.00%