La Jara, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Jara, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Jara Census Designated Place had a population of 216 as of July 1, 2017. La Jara ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Jara is located at latitude 36.1055 and longitude -106.942 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the La Jara Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,129 feet.

The La Jara Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408505) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The La Jara Census Designated Place is located within Cuba Division of Sandoval County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Jara population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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La Jara, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 216
Daytime Population: Workers 12
Daytime Population: Residents 133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 145
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 216
Population in Familes 174
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $42,624
Average Household Income $62,009
Per Capita Income $24,725


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (36.3%)
Median Home Value $143,750
Average Home Value $271,563


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.91%
Households 0.61% 0.64%
Families -0.89% 0.33%
Median Household Income   4.39%
Per Capita Income   3.75%

La Jara, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Jara to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 307 31st
Population Density # 418 6th
Diversity Index # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 168 62nd
Per Capita Income # 128 71st

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