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ZIP Code 81050

Primary City:La Junta, CO (View All Cities)
County: Otero County
Timezone: Mountain (12:57am)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.0, -103.5
ZIP (~27 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81050

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81050. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 81050. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81050, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
La Junta, CO
Acceptable:
Timpas
Unacceptable:
Bents Fort, Bents Old Fort, Fair View, Fairmont, Fort Bent, Ft Bent, North La Junta, Roberta, Timber Lake

Stats and Demographics for the 81050 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81050 is located in southeast Colorado and covers an extremely large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81050 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81050 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,894
Population Density 18 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,680
Median Home Value $91,800
Land Area 537.18 sq mi
Water Area 5.54 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,020
Median Household Income $37,543

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3383793664233322692302262553263483212862271801569364
Female298346289408304320260237290362355330295239204202151185
Total636725655831636589490463545688703651581466384358244249

Gender

 Male 4,819 49%
 Female 5,075 51%
Gender

Race

 White 7,681 77.6%
 Black Or African American 112 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 194 2.0%
 Asian 63 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.1%
 Other Race 1,411 14.3%
 Two Or More Races 424 4.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner31215330564584455305105
Renter18130723024517710711173
Total212522560809761562416178

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,770 44%
 Single Guardian 811 20%
 Singles 1,248 31%
 Singles With Roommate 191 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,779 69%
 Households with Kids 1,241 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male69826757929073646064776981756383827911694
Female5667575576577671665268585655678771889581
Total125149124112168147149135126116145127137130130170153167211175

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81050 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 81050 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 81050 real estate data, the median home value of $91,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 81050. Rentals in 81050 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81050 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,573 96.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 38 0.4%
 Nursing Facilities 66 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 207 2.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 10 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,538 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,051 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,431 31%
 Households Vacant 660 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 215 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 1%
 For Sale Only 65 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 36 5%
 For Migrant Workers 6 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 316 48%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 53 4%
 1 Bedroom 218 15%
 2 Bedroom 613 43%
 3+ Bedroom 544 38%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $37,543 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81050 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 81050 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,154 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,803 22%
 No Earnings 3,151 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,154 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,803 22%
 No Earnings 3,151 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,548 85.7%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 15 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 284 6.9%
 Worked at Home 294 7.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 573 17.3%
 High School Graduate 1,914 57.9%
 Associate's degree 405 12.3%
 Bachelor's degree 315 9.5%
 Master's degree 83 2.5%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 13 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,724 88.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 60 3.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 163 8.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81050

ZIP Code 81050 is in the East Otero School District No. R1. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81050.

La Junta Intermediate School
901 Smithland Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Otero School District No. R1
La Junta Primary School
600 West Topeka
La Junta, CO 81050
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Otero School District No. R1
La Junta Jr/Sr High School
1817 Smithland Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: East Otero School District No. R1
Cbr Youth Connect
28071 State Highway 109
La Junta, CO 81050
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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