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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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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.
13% of La Jara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Jara, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $580.
Libraries in La Jara include Conejos County Public Library ... View libraries
Conejos County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Jara political report.
The average commute time for La Jara workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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