Pueblo, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pueblo, 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, CO was $238,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

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

Pueblo, CO borders Cañon City, CO and Colorado Springs, CO.

Population & Diversity

Pueblo, CO is home to a population of 168k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.67% of Pueblo, 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, 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, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pueblo, 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, 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, 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, CO are hispanic (73.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pueblo, 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, 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, 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, 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, CO employs 70.4k people. The largest industries in Pueblo, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, CO, though some of these residents may live in Pueblo, 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 Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Pueblo, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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, 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, CO is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Pueblo, CO is $59,436. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pueblo, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

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, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pueblo, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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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, 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)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pueblo, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pueblo, 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, CO grew to $59,436 from the previous year's value of $53,430.

The following chart displays the households in Pueblo, 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, 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, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (5.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pueblo, 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, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pueblo, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pueblo, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pueblo, 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, 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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Health

93.7% of the population of Pueblo, 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 Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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, CO declined by 3.62% from 6.55% to 6.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pueblo, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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