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La Junta is a city in Otero County.
It is the county seat.
So named because it was a railroad junction
The latitude of La Junta is 37.985N. The longitude is -103.543W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,078 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,379.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Junta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otero County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81050 ZIP code.
14% of La Junta residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Junta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Junta was $14,928, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of La Junta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in La Junta include Plaza de Tiempo La Junta District, San Juan Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in La Junta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Libraries in La Junta include La Junta / Woodruff Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in La Junta include La Junta Tribune-Democrat
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRLJ.
Otero County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Junta political report.
The average commute time for La Junta workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in La Junta include Holiday Inn.
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