Pueblo County, Colorado
|Pueblo County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 1, 1861|
2,397.73 sq mi (6,210 km²)
2,388.69 sq mi (6,187 km²)
9.04 sq mi (23 km²), 0.83%
59/sq mi (23/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Pueblo County (pron.: //) is the tenth most populous of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for the historic city of Pueblo which took its name from the Spanish language word meaning "town" or "village". The United States Census Bureau that the county population was 159,063 in 2010 census, a 12.4% increase from 2000 census. The county seat is Pueblo. The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated Pueblo County as the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 2,397.73 square miles (6,210.1 km2), of which 2,388.69 square miles (6,186.7 km2) (or 99.62%) is land and 9.04 square miles (23.4 km2) (or 0.38%) is water.
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 according to Census 2000.
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.
Cities and towns
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- Outline of Colorado
- Index of Colorado-related articles
- Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory
- El Paso County, Jefferson Territory
- Colorado census statistical areas
- Colorado counties
- Colorado metropolitan areas
- Colorado municipalities
- Front Range Urban Corridor
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Pueblo County, Colorado
- Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses". United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- See the Colorado census statistical areas.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Pueblo County Government website
- Pueblo County Geographic Information Systems website
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society
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