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La Jara is in Sandoval County, in the Albuquerque metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for the scrub willow

The latitude of La Jara is 36.087N. The longitude is -106.974W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,129 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 209.


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$39,444
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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4% of La Jara residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Jara ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Jara was $19,691, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of La Jara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Jara, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $2,001.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,125.


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Sandoval County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Jara political report.

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The average commute time for La Jara workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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