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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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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.
11% of La Jara residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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.
Sandoval County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Jara political report.
The average commute time for La Jara workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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