La Junta, Colorado Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The city of La Junta, Colorado is located in Southeastern Colorado, along the Arkansas River. It was once an important shipping point for the Santa Fe Trail and Navajo Trail. Now, it is a railroad junction, and its economy is based on crops and cattle auctions. The city is home to Otero Junior College. It is the 3,966th largest city in the US.

The city is home to many famous people, including Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, who starred in Terrence Malick's acclaimed film, The Life and Death of a Salesman. In addition, La Junta was also the setting of a gun battle in The Net (1995), which starred Sandra Bullock. This city has a rich history of Hollywood movies.

The median household income was $29,002, and the median family income was $36,398, with males making $26,325 and females earning $21,324, and 14.7% were 65 years old or older. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 16.8% of the population was below the poverty line. This rate was higher in Walsenburg and Rocky Ford, but it was lower than the national average, which was 8.49%.

The median monthly rent in La Junta City is $688. Nearly 71% of households have a broadband Internet connection, and a few are unplugged. Crime rates in these areas can be misleading, because many crimes occur in retail areas, not residential neighborhoods. In other words, a red area on the crime map doesn't necessarily mean a dangerous neighborhood. In general, however, red indicates an area where crime is most likely to happen.