Pueblo County, CO

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2022 Population
168,135
0.407% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.759% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
3.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,436
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$238,400
25.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
70,427
0.482% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pueblo County, CO had a population of 168k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $59,436. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pueblo County, CO grew from 167,453 to 168,135, a 0.407% increase and its median household income grew from $53,430 to $59,436, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pueblo County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.5%), White (Hispanic) (25.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.46%), Other (Hispanic) (7.23%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%).

None of the households in Pueblo County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Pueblo County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pueblo County, CO are Pueblo Community College (2,592 degrees awarded in 2022) and Colorado State University Pueblo (974 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pueblo County, CO was $238,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Pueblo County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pueblo County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pueblo County, CO is home to a population of 168k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.67% of Pueblo County, CO residents were born outside of the country (6.18k people).

In 2022, there were 1.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.9k people) in Pueblo County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.1k White (Hispanic) and 14.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Pueblo County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pueblo County, CO was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pueblo County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84.9k ± 452
  2. White (Hispanic)
    43.1k ± 1.79k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 1.37k
43.6%
Hispanic Population
73.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.9k people) in Pueblo County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.1k White (Hispanic) and 14.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

43.6% of the people in Pueblo County, CO are hispanic (73.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pueblo County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.18k people
3.52%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.9k people

As of 2022, 3.67% of Pueblo County, CO residents (6.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pueblo County, CO was 3.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,152 ± 320
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,800 ± 449
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,007 ± 291

Pueblo County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pueblo County, CO employs 70.4k people. The largest industries in Pueblo County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,355 people), Retail Trade (9,134 people), and Educational Services (6,218 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,622), Utilities ($66,989), and Public Administration ($60,929).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

70.4k
2022 Value
± 2,003
0.482%
1 Year growth
± 4.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pueblo County, CO grew at a rate of 0.482%, from 70.1k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pueblo County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,494 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,137 people), and Management Occupations (6,118 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pueblo County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.4k
2022 Value
± 2,003
0.482%
1 Year growth
± 4.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pueblo County, CO grew at a rate of 0.482%, from 70.1k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pueblo County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,355 people), Retail Trade (9,134 people), and Educational Services (6,218 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pueblo County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Pueblo County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,645
Median earning men ± $1,818
$36,584
Median earning women ± $1,771

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,543), Manufacturing ($63,987), and Information ($58,828).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($55,292), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,899), and Public Administration ($50,129).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,489
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 891
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 654
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pueblo County, CO went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pueblo County, CO awarded 3,566 degrees. The student population of Pueblo County, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,255 male students and 7,843 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pueblo County, CO are White (1,712 and 48.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,063 and 30.1%), Unknown (267 and 7.57%), and Black or African American (254 and 7.2%).

The largest universities in Pueblo County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Pueblo Community College (2,592 and 72.7%) and Colorado State University Pueblo (974 and 27.3%).

The most popular majors in Pueblo County, CO are Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (652 and 18.3%), Registered Nursing (299 and 8.38%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (296 and 8.3%).

The median tuition cost in Pueblo County, CO for a public four year colleges is $5,212 for in-state students and $14,576 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pueblo County, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,098 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,098 students enrolled in Pueblo County, CO, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,527 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 144 degrees awarded
  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pueblo County, CO was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pueblo County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,592 degrees awarded
  2. 974 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pueblo Community College with 2,592 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,829 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pueblo County, CO, which is 1.05 times more than the 1,737 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,712 degrees mean that there were 1.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,063 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,212) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,724) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,630) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pueblo County, CO was $238,400 in 2022, which is 0.846 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $190,000 to $238,400, a 25.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Pueblo County, CO is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pueblo County, CO have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pueblo County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pueblo County, CO is $59,436. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pueblo County, CO was Census Tract 29.17 with a value of $118,013, followed by Census Tract 30.04 and Census Tract 28.08, with respective values of $106,765 and $105,556.

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pueblo County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.154%.

Property

$238,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,215
$44,861
Median Property Taxes
±$1,456

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pueblo County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.9% of the housing units in Pueblo County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 29.17
  2. Census Tract 30.04
  3. Census Tract 28.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pueblo County, CO was Census Tract 29.17 with a value of $118,013, followed by Census Tract 30.04 and Census Tract 28.08, with respective values of $106,765 and $105,556.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pueblo County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,436
Median Household Income
± $1,906
67.1k
Number of Households
± 1,847

In 2022, the median household income of the 67.1k households in Pueblo County, CO grew to $59,436 from the previous year's value of $53,430.

The following chart displays the households in Pueblo County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pueblo County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.8%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Pueblo County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (5.8%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pueblo County, CO have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in Pueblo County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pueblo County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.154%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pueblo County, CO (27.3k out of 164k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pueblo County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.9% of the children was living in poverty in Pueblo County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 630 in Pueblo County, CO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 69.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Pueblo County, CO has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pueblo County, CO see 1427 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.93% decrease from the previous year (1470 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1451 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 180 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,427 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pueblo County, CO

Primary care physicians in Pueblo County, CO see an average of 1,427 patients per year. This represents a 2.93% decrease from the previous year (1,470 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.32%
Uninsured
37.9%
Employer Coverage
28.4%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pueblo County, CO declined by 3.62% from 6.55% to 6.32%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.5 in Pueblo County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.6% in Pueblo County, CO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.56% in Pueblo County, CO.

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