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Population
6,978
0.57% decline
Median Age
39.7
Median Household Income
$31,999
2.85% growth
Poverty Rate
25.7%
Number of Employees
2,649
0.65% growth
Median Property Value
$91,200
0.11% growth

Economy

The economy of La Junta, CO employs 2,649 people. The economy of La Junta, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 3.15; 2.9; and 2.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in La Junta, CO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (485), Retail trade (424), and Public Admin. (273), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($48,438), Utilities ($39,107), and Educational Services ($36,696).

Median household income in La Junta, CO is $31,999. Males in La Junta, CO have an average income that is 1.01 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,862. The income inequality of La Junta, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for La Junta, CO. In Otero County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,100. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of La Junta, CO is from the county of Otero County, CO.

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Diversity

La Junta, CO is home to a population of 6,978 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of La Junta, CO is composed of 3,433 White residents (49.2%), 3,098 Hispanic residents (44.4%), 145 Asian residents (2.08%), 140 Hawaiian residents (2.01%), and 85 Two+ residents (1.22%). The most common foreign languages in La Junta, CO are Spanish (884 speakers), Other Pacific Island (152 speakers), and Chinese (15 speakers), but compared to other places, La Junta, CO has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (152 speakers), Spanish (884 speakers), and German (11 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in La Junta, CO awarded 471 degrees. The student population of La Junta, CO is skewed towards females, with 192 male students and 279 female students. Most students in La Junta, CO are White (251 and 53.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (132 and 28%), Unknown (23 and 4.88%), and Two or more races (19 and 4.03%). The largest universities in La Junta, CO by number of graduates are Otero Junior College (471 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in La Junta, CO are Automobile Mechanics Technology (57 and 12.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (53 and 11.3%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (25 and 5.31%). The median tuition costs in La Junta, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Junta, CO is $91,200, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $91,100 to $91,200, a 0.11% increase. The homeownership rate of La Junta, CO is 55.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in La Junta, CO have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in La Junta, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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