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Pueblo County, Colorado
Seal of Pueblo County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Pueblo County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the USA highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded November 1, 1861
Seat Pueblo
Largest City Pueblo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,398 sq mi (6,211 km²)
2,386 sq mi (6,180 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 0.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

163,591
67/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.pueblo.co.us
Named for: City of Pueblo

Pueblo County (/ˈpwɛbl/ or /ˈpjɛbl/) is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,063. The county seat is Pueblo. The county was named for the historic city of Pueblo which took its name from the Spanish language word meaning "town" or "village".

Pueblo County comprises the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,398 square miles (6,210 km2), of which 2,386 square miles (6,180 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Trails and byways

  • American Discovery Trail
  • Frontier Pathways National Scenic and Historic Byway
  • TransAmerica Trail Bicycle Route
  • Western Express Bicycle Route

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 2,265
1880 7,167 216.4%
1890 31,191 335.2%
1900 34,418 10.3%
1910 52,223 51.7%
1920 57,368 9.9%
1930 66,033 15.1%
1940 68,870 4.3%
1950 90,188 31.0%
1960 118,685 31.6%
1970 118,238 −0.4%
1980 120,984 2.3%
1990 123,051 1.7%
2000 141,472 15.0%
2010 159,063 12.4%
Est. 2015 163,591 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the Census 2007 statistical update, there were 154,712 people, 59,956 households, and 40,084 families residing in the county. The population density was 59 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 67,314 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.47% Caucasian, 1.90% Black or African American, 1.59% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 12.93% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. 37.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 11.6% were of German, 8.8% Italian, 6.7% English, 6.6% American and 6.5% Irish ancestry.

There were 59,956 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 13.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,283, and the median income for a family was $50,143. The per capita income for the county was $21,656. About 11.20% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Pueblo County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year Republican Democrat
2016 46.1% 36,265 45.6% 35,875
2012 41.7% 31,894 55.7% 42,551
2008 41.8% 30,257 56.7% 41,097
2004 46.3% 31,117 52.6% 35,369
2000 42.3% 22,827 53.5% 28,888
1996 34.6% 17,402 57.2% 28,791
1992 28.6% 16,120 53.6% 30,261
1988 37.7% 20,119 61.5% 32,788
1984 47.2% 24,634 52.0% 27,126
1980 44.7% 20,770 47.1% 21,874
1976 41.0% 18,518 57.2% 25,841
1972 54.4% 25,607 41.7% 19,620
1968 34.5% 16,646 56.4% 27,215
1964 27.0% 13,103 72.0% 34,933
1960 42.4% 20,579 56.4% 27,421

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Recreation

  • El Pueblo State History Museum
  • Lake Pueblo State Park
  • Pueblo Memorial Airport
  • Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society
  • Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
  • Pueblo Zoo
  • Arkansas River kayak course
  • Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

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