La Veta, Colorado

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La Veta is a Statutory Town in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. The population was 924 at the 2000 census.



La Veta is located at 37°30′28″N 105°0′29″W / 37.50778°N 105.00806°W / 37.50778; -105.00806 (37.507681, -105.008038)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 924 people, 429 households, and 251 families residing in the town. The population density was 747.8 people per square mile (287.7/km²). There were 552 housing units at an average density of 446.7/sq mi (171.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.21% White, 0.22% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 2.06% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.47% of the population.

There were 429 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,342, and the median income for a family was $35,156. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $21,691 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,489. About 14.6% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over. There is one school in the town of La Veta, La veta RE2. It has a total of 300 students. La Veta has the highest CSAP scores in Huerfano county. The school sports team are the La Veta Redskins, which for the last few years have been going to state tournaments in almost every sport.

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