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La Junta

Otero County,


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"Where the Santa Fe Trail Divides"

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The population of La Junta is approximately 11,960 (2001), 7077 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,530 (1999), 2919 (2010).

The amount of land area in La Junta is 6.702 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in La Junta is 2.67 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Junta to Washington DC is 1506 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 144 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Junta is positioned 37.98 degrees north of the equator and 103.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.

La Junta elevation is 4,100 feet above sea level.
La Junta median income is $28,770.

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La Junta location: in Southeast Colorado

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The geography for La Junta is flat to gently rolling hills.

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Climate & Weather

La Junta average annual precipitation is 17 inches per year.
La Junta average annual snowfall is 26 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 27 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 87 degrees F.
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La Junta history:

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The name of La Junta is pronounced la hunta and is of Spanish origin. It means a junction or meeting place where roads or paths meet or diverge. The area was established in late 1875 as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad.

The city of La Junta was incorporated on 15 May 1881. During the prime of the railroad, La Junta was a major hub for produce and cattle shipments. With the decline of the railroad in the area, local residents used much wisdom in bringing new light industry and other business to La Junta to avoid becoming one of the rail "ghost towns."
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La Junta attractions:

The Koshare Indian Museum
on the campus of Otero Junior College
an extensive collection of Indian painting and artifacts. The late J.F. "Buck" Burshears started the Koshare Dancers and museum collection in 1933.

The Otero Museum
artifacts of Otero County

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