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Pueblo County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2014: 161,875 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 141,472 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,477
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,771
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 38,434
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,724 (it was 16,145 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

34%

Land area: 2389 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pueblo County: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Pueblo County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (41.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 79,583  (49.2%)
Females: 82,292  (50.8%)
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Pueblo County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pueblo County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,050 ($32,775 in 1999)

This county:

$40,050
Colorado:

$63,909

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $605 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $759)
This county:

$605
State:

$987


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $148,000 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Pueblo:

$148,000
Colorado:

$283,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,600 - $219,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,160
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 3,126

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 381
  • Thefts: 1157
  • Auto thefts: 69

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 322
  • Thefts: 957
  • Auto thefts: 64
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1028 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 1114 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2002: 1075 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2003: 1078 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2004: 1100 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2005: 1119 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2006: 1202 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2007: 663 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2008: 379 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2009: 184 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2010: 209 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2011: 114 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2012: 172 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2013: 158 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2014: 157 buildings, average cost: $178,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,061 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $848 (0.7%)

Pueblo County household income distribution in 2009 Pueblo County home values distribution Pueblo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.1%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.3% for American Indian residents, 76.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.9% for other race residents, 24.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.1%
Pueblo County:

20.1%
Colorado:

11.5%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 76.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Pueblo, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pueblo County is $479 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $825 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pueblo, Pueblo West, St. Charles Mesa, Colorado City, Beulah Valley, Huerfano Valley, Blende, Northeast Pueblo, Avondale, Salt Creek.

Pueblo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Pueblo County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Edwards County, Kansas , Ellsworth County, Kansas , Pocahontas County, West Virginia , McPherson County, Kansas , Reno County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,081
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,194 (43% naturalized citizens)

Pueblo County:

3.0%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,145
  • 1990 to 1994: 491
  • 1985 to 1989: 405
  • 1980 to 1984: 430
  • 1975 to 1979: 418
  • 1970 to 1974: 276
  • 1970 to 1974: 127
  • 1965 to 1969: 902
Note: State values scaled to Pueblo County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.7%

Pueblo County marital status for males Pueblo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,039
  • One, attached: 1,637
  • Two: 1,940
  • 3 or 4: 2,229
  • 5 to 9: 1,356
  • 10 to 19: 1,072
  • 20 or more: 3,225
  • Mobile homes: 4,362
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 66

Housing units in Pueblo County with a mortgage: 21,748 (3,356 second mortgage, 1,561 home equity loan, 152 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,266

Here:

65.9% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pueblo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic72,40518
Evangelical Protestant14,33988
Mainline Protestant6,57226
Other4,94620
Black Protestant6153
Orthodox1352
None60,051-
Pueblo County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Pueblo County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Pueblo County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 119
This county:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pueblo County:

7.0%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Pueblo County:

23.3%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Pueblo County:

Average size of farms: 967 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,000
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $54,312
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,567
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.79%
Corn for grain: 2246 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 292 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,792 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Earthquake activity:

Pueblo County-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Pueblo County center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 292.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from Pueblo County center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Colorado Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 16, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4229: July 16, 2015, FEMA Id: 4229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 11, 2013 to October 31, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3365: September 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 3365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3271: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3271, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Colorado Snow, Incident Period: December 18, 2006 to December 22, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3270: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 3270, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3224: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Colorado Mason Fire, Incident Period: July 08, 2005 to July 17, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 2566, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3185: April 09, 2003, FEMA Id: 3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Colorado Wildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1421: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: April 29, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1276: May 17, 1999, FEMA Id: 1276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Colorado Drought, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3025: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3025, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pueblo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (57%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pueblo County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Pueblo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46,650 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 7,990 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 393 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 28 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 116 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 233 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,116 (2%)
  • Other means: 282 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,928 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Pueblo County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 1,133 people in nursing homes
  • 496 people in state prisons
  • 494 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 446 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 428 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 314 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 244 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 110 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 76 people in halfway houses
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 64 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 54 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 49 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 22 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Pueblo County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 1,447 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 839 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 656 people in college/university student housing
  • 519 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 203 people in state prisons
  • 192 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 191 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 40 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,560.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Colorado average:

9.68%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

0.03%
Colorado average:

0.09%

2.68% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($17,804 average AGI)
2.25% relocated from other states ($18,906 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

2.25%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.80% ($34,751 average AGI)
from Fremont County, CO  0.20% ($33,145)
from Denver County, CO  0.19% ($28,165)
from Otero County, CO  0.18% ($27,569)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.15% ($36,372)
from Adams County, CO  0.13% ($34,767)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.12% ($31,045)


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($371 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

0.06%
Colorado average:

0.11%

2.41% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($17,859 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($17,555 average AGI)
Pueblo County:

2.09%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, CO  0.75% ($36,520 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.23% ($29,976)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.22% ($33,171)
to Fremont County, CO  0.20% ($40,230)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.14% ($30,395)
to Adams County, CO  0.12% ($22,000)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($38,724)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Pueblo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Pueblo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pueblo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pueblo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pueblo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 27,917 (21,842 aged, 6,075 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,723 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Pueblo County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,599)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,476)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,193)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (956)
  • Unspecified dementia (895)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (752)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (539)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (521)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (476)
  • Congestive heart failure (441)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 58.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.0
  • Other - 26.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 193.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.9
  • Suffocation - 46.6
  • Poisoning - 34.9
  • Other - 8.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 154,742
  • In family households: 128,830 (27,953 male householders, 13,354 female householders)
    28,505 spouses, 44,873 children (40,751 natural, 1,194 adopted, 2,928 stepchildren), 4,951 grandchildren, 1,365 brothers or sisters, 1,249 parents, 1,681 other relatives, 4,022 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,912 (10,367 male householders (8,367 living alone)), 11,298 female householders (9,846 living alone)), 4,247 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,321 (3,126 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 18,531 2-persons, 9,241 3-persons, 7,448 4-persons, 3,718 5-persons, 1,514 6-persons, 855 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,213 1-person, 2,928 2-persons, 353 3-persons, 110 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

21,787 married couples with children.
10,219 single-parent households (2,405 men, 7,814 women).

83.9% of residents of Pueblo County speak English at home.
14.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $940,815,000 ($6,265 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $46,057,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $431,113,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $199,350,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,447,000
Federal grants: $228,535,000
Federal procurement contracts: $29,790,000 ($15,325,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $47,580,000 ($9,614,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $338,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $131,615,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,142,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,398
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,488
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +975
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,103
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pueblo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 34.81 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 177
  • 2010 to 2013: 849
  • 2000 to 2009: 10,823
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,313
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,571
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,206
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,149
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,133
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,695
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,226
Note: State values scaled to Pueblo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pueblo County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pueblo County population
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 482
  • 3 rooms: 1,067
  • 4 rooms: 4,901
  • 5 rooms: 9,234
  • 6 rooms: 7,224
  • 7 rooms: 5,958
  • 8 rooms: 4,595
  • 9+ rooms: 4,919
  • 1 room: 458
  • 2 rooms: 1,885
  • 3 rooms: 3,087
  • 4 rooms: 4,713
  • 5 rooms: 2,967
  • 6 rooms: 1,665
  • 7 rooms: 796
  • 8 rooms: 309
  • 9+ rooms: 265
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pueblo County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pueblo County population
  • no bedroom: 73
  • 1 bedroom: 1,606
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,805
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,892
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,529
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,529
  • no bedroom: 639
  • 1 bedroom: 5,143
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,248
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,181
  • 4 bedrooms: 783
  • 5+ bedrooms: 151
Cars and other vehicles available in Pueblo County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pueblo County population
  • no vehicle: 1,882
  • 1 vehicle: 9,784
  • 2 vehicles: 15,796
  • 3 vehicles: 7,916
  • 4 vehicles: 2,164
  • 5+ vehicles: 892
  • no vehicle: 3,227
  • 1 vehicle: 7,944
  • 2 vehicles: 3,886
  • 3 vehicles: 864
  • 4 vehicles: 183
  • 5+ vehicles: 41

52% of Pueblo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Colorado.

Pueblo County:

52.0%
State average:

45.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 93,776
  • Northeast: 3,686
  • Midwest: 14,892
  • South: 9,896
  • West: 14,095

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $100,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pueblo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (76.6%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 966
Here:

5.8%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 371
Here:

4.5%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 473
Here:

6.6%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Pueblo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $524,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $113,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $4,896,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,507,000
    Regular Highways: $1,572,000
    General Public Buildings: $406,000
    Health - Other: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $23,052,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,708,000
    General - Other: $7,667,000
    Police Protection: $7,581,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,656,000
    Regular Highways: $5,719,000
    Financial Administration: $5,507,000
    Health - Other: $5,194,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,119,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,387,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,094,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,312,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $807,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $578,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $227,000
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,579,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $981,000
    Central Staff Services: $257,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,897,000
    Regular Highways: $165,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    Police Protection: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,564,000

Pueblo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $728,000
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $320,000
    Health and Hospitals: $252,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $110,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,829,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $620,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $327,000
    Rents: $280,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $51,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,686,000
    All Other: $7,722,000
    Highways: $3,931,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,624,000
    General Local Government Support: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,237,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,408,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $497,000
    Public Utility License: $87,000
    Other License: $29,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $15,000

Pueblo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,466,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $36,440,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,600,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,950,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,630,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,980,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,026,000

Pueblo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,966,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,064,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,068
  • Number of aged recipients: 369
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,699
  • Number of recipients under 18: 539
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,671
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 858
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,908
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,286
Pueblo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pueblo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,078$129,410683$129,5873,291$146,256225$45,9519$2,998,556390$97,54975$83,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED83$140,79564$141,563307$149,02921$36,7140$035$101,00019$71,263
APPLICATIONS DENIED122$124,984122$113,8851,096$137,318236$30,0640$0123$91,24450$64,380
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN82$122,42793$122,086654$144,08449$69,8571$120,00053$105,22612$65,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$140,5009$137,667150$128,0409$93,8891$138,00011$75,9095$62,800
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED120$173,425122$176,7056$99,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$157,90646$191,6305$146,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED39$186,76952$170,8273$69,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$110,57112$171,9170$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$136,1673$149,3336$142,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Pueblo County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,17080.1 years
John1,08675.4 years
William72474.1 years
Robert60270.7 years
James59972.5 years
Charles54874.2 years
Frank50976.5 years
Joe49976.1 years
George46375.1 years
Joseph38373.9 years
Most common last names in Pueblo County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez49871.6 years
Trujillo31871.1 years
Smith31277.4 years
Johnson27778.8 years
Garcia22973.1 years
Gonzales20973.9 years
Vigil20670.8 years
Williams18876.4 years
Brown16977.0 years
Lucero16471.1 years
Businesses in Pueblo County, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Kohl's1
AT&T1Kroger28
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza4
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's2Marriott1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets8
Blockbuster1McDonald's4
Burger King2Microtel1
Cambria1Office Depot1
Carl\s Jr.3Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cricket Wireless6Pizza Hut3
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen5RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In4
Dennys1Safeway3
Domino's Pizza3Starbucks3
FedEx11Subway9
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile3
GameStop2Taco Bell5
H&R Block6True Value2
Hilton1U-Haul5
Honda1UPS10
IHOP1Village Inn1
Jack In The Box1Vons3
Jones New York1Walgreens4
Justice1Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's3
Kmart1

Pueblo County on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"