La Junta's Livability
About La Junta, CO
La Junta, CO is located in Otero County in the state of Colorado.
The total City Population for La Junta is about 7,282 with about 836 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $105,692, which is roughly 67% lower than the Average Home Value of $325,204 for the state of Colorado, and roughly 51% lower than the National Average of $217,072.
The Median Income Per Household is about $48,929, which is roughly 30% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $70,131 for the state of Colorado, and roughly 25% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 2.38
Male Population Estimate: 47.4%
Female Population Estimate: 52.6%
Median Age: 38.3
Male Median Age: 36.6
Female Median Age: 41.3
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NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of La Junta specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Otero County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Otero County: About 157.711 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Otero County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 45% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Unemployment Rate for La Junta is about 6.9%.
Colorado is ranked #9 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 71.88 out of 100.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 73.46
The average living wage for the state of Colorado is $34.94/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.32/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Colorado a minimum wage score of 69.67 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $9.30/hr, which gives Colorado a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 68.4 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Colorado is $295.68, resulting in a UI benefit score of 80.13 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
✓ Colorado does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Colorado does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
✓ Colorado does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
✓ Colorado does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
✓ Colorado does provide some form of paid family leave.
✓ Colorado does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Colorado does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Colorado does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Colorado does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Colorado does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Colorado does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
✓ Colorado does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Colorado does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
✓ Colorado does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Colorado does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ Colorado does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ Colorado does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
✓ Colorado does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 81050
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 4184.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 719