Pueblo County, Colorado
Pueblo County (// or //) 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.
The Pueblo County Courthouse with brass dome in Pueblo
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
|Founded||November 1, 1861|
|Named for||City of Pueblo|
|• Total||2,398 sq mi (6,210 km2)|
|• Land||2,386 sq mi (6,180 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (30 km2) 0.5%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||70.21/sq mi (27.11/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
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|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the Census 2007 statistical update, there were 154,712 people, 59,956 households, and 40,084 families living 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.
|Commissioner, District 1||Terry Hart|
|Commissioner, District 2||Garrison Ortiz|
|Commissioner, District 3||Chris Wiseman|
|Clerk and Recorder||Gilbert Ortiz|
|District Attorney||Jeff Chostner|
|County Surveyor||Randy Reeves|
The Board of Pueblo County Commissioners is elected by voters to represent three individual districts within Pueblo County. The board serves as the administrative and policy-setting authority for Pueblo County.
At the state level the following representatives have boundaries that cover parts of Pueblo County, President of the Colorado Senate Leroy Garcia representing Senate District 3, Larry Crowder representing Senate District 35, House Majority Caucus Chair Daneya Esgar representing District 46, Bri Buentello representing District 47 and Donald Valdez representing District 62.
Pueblo county is historically a Democratic stronghold; however, in the 2016 presidential election, the county voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Despite this, the county again voted for Democrat Jared Polis in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
School districts serving the county include:
- Pueblo City Schools (District 60)
- Pueblo County School District 70
- Edison School District 54-JT
- Fowler School District R-4J
Pueblo County has thirteen high schools.
- Rosemount Museum
- Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center
- Buell Children's Museum
- El Pueblo History Museum
- Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
- Steelworks Museum
- Lake Pueblo State Park
- Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center
- Pueblo Zoo
- Pueblo City Park Carousel
- Arkansas River kayak course
- Historic Arkansas Riverwalk
- Union Avenue Historic Commercial District
- Pueblo City-County Library District
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- Pueblo County Government website
- Pueblo County Geographic Information Systems website
- Geographic data related to Pueblo County, Colorado at OpenStreetMap
- Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
- Colorado Historical Society