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La Jara is a town in Conejos County.

The community was named for a nearby creek

The latitude of La Jara is 37.275N. The longitude is -105.959W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,605 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 838.


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Median household income
Local
$24,167
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Jara demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: lah-HAIR-uh

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6% of La Jara residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Jara ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Jara was $11,877, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of La Jara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Jara, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $580.


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Libraries in La Jara include Conejos County Public Library ... View libraries

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Conejos County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Jara political report.

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The average commute time for La Jara workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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