La Plata County Information

La Plata in Colorado occupies 1,700 square miles and has a 2006 population of 47,936, a change from a 2000 population of 43,941 and 32,284 in 1990. 18.2% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 14.7% percent is 25-35, and 13.1% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 71 acts of violent crime reported in La Plata in 2004, a change from 119 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 1,031 people: 3.4% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 2.9%.

Read more about La Plata, Colorado in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyLa Plata 
StateColorado 
Land Area1,700 sq. milesRanked 392 of 3,140
Population 200647,936Ranked 988 of 3,140
Population 200547,230 
Population 200043,941Ranked 1,017 of 3,140
Population 199032,284Ranked 1,206 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion91.4% 
African American.6% 
Asian American.6% 
Native American5.8% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55.2% 
Population 5 to 1411.2% 
Population 15 to 2418.2% 
Population 25 to 3414.7% 
Population 35 to 4413.1% 
Population 45 to 5416.2% 
Population 55 to 6410.8% 
Population 65 to 745.7% 
Population 75 and up4.8% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes71119
Murders / Manslaughters1 
Forcible Rapes12 
Robberies6 
Aggravated Assaults52 
Total Property Crimes1,2981,446
Burglaries228 
Larceny Thefts992 
Motor Vehicle Thefts78 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population30,51024,521
Unemployed Population1,031711
Unemployment Rate3.4%2.9%

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