Income/capita 43%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 163%
IndexLa JaraColoradoNational
Income per capita$16,993$33,230$29,829
Median household income$31,094$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$37,266$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,932$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$26,563$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$21,250$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate12.2%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level26.0%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in La Jara is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in La Jara is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in La Jara is 163% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in La Jara is 72% higher than the national average

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      La Jara employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry29.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector6.3%11.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%14.1%
      Wholesale & retail services6.3%10.7%
      Public administration3.9%10.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.2%4.0%
      Education, health & social services19.5%39.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sanford, CO897$53,5943%
      Alamosa East, CO1,690$46,17617%
      Manassa, CO990$32,26642%
      Alamosa, CO9,671$28,16749%
      Conejos, CO62$24,65955%
      La Jara, CO666$31,09444%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Calumet, MI666$16,38270%
      Avon, SD666$56,2502%
      Collbran, CO666$47,75014%
      Gould, AR666$19,79264%
      San Jose, NM666$33,00040%
      La Jara, CO666$31,09444%
      Source: The La Jara, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).