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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
La Junta is a town in Colorado with a population of 6,914. La Junta is in Otero County. Living in La Junta offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in La Junta and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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La Junta Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    305.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    174.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,208.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,305.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    262.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in La Junta

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,830
National
$55,322
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La Junta Reviews

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I am a non-traditional student at Otero Junior College. La Junta is a great place to live, and Otero Junior College is an amazing school the professors and other students are very friendly being a first time college student at the age of forty six was very scary for me. I am a recovering addict and a survivor of domestic violence and rape. I had no confidence in myself and no confidence that i would even do well in school. La Junta is such a wonderful place it has been my new beginning and a place that I have been able to call home. I plan on staying in La Junta after I graduate and working in the elementary school here or somewhere close by.
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I've lived in La Junta for the last 24 years and I think its a great place for a family. Small town, everyone knows each other and is super friendly. The schools in the area have invested in furthering all education and are offering more STEM courses and post secondary education to their students. There is a small theater downtown and a local bowling alley but other than that making your own fun is the way to go.
I have lived in La Junta, CO for my whole life and overall my experience has been pretty great. Although there isn't much to do since it is a pretty small town I have had some pretty great memories. The movie theater, lake, and Sonic are the three main "hang out" spots for teens. My favorite memory is just driving around with friends at night and going to all the sporting events.