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Overview

Introduction to Pueblo, Colorado

The Colorado city of Pueblo, county seat of Pueblo County, is situated in the southern part of the state along the banks of the Arkansas River. Serviced principally by Interstate Highway I-25, the city is surrounded by several other major thoroughfares including Colorado State Highways 45, 96, and U.S. Route 50. Pueblo also has a local airport, Pueblo Municipal Airport, located east of the city. Pueblo is home to a satellite campus of Colorado State University and was the former hometown of noted newspaper columnist Damon Runyan.

The history of Pueblo dates back to the mid-19th century when the community was known as Fort Pueblo. The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 spawned settlement in the area and four towns emerged: Pueblo (incorporated in 1870), South Pueblo (incorporated in 1873), Central Pueblo (incorporated in 1882), and Bessemer (incorporated in 1886). The present-day city of Pueblo was formed from the merger of these four towns into a single city. A momentous setback in the city's history occurred in 1921 when one of Colorado's most well known natural disasters struck. The Great Flood of 1921 was responsible for thousands of lost lives and millions of dollars in damage to the city. Recovery was slow but steady, and throughout most of the 20th century the city relied on steel production as its principal industry. In recent years, Pueblo has made a concerted effort to diversify its economic base, and the city today boasts an industrial park and a revitalized downtown area and is now home to a number of electronics and aviation companies.

Pueblo Attractions

Pueblo offers its visitors and residents numerous museums, cultural amenities, and events to enjoy. The El Pueblo History Museum, known as the "Cultural Crossroads on the Arkansas," includes an 1840s-style adobe trading post and showcases the history of the city and of the various cultural and ethnic groups in the region. The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum houses an expansive memorabilia collection which includes authentic military uniforms of bygone eras, arms and other relics of American Wars. The Rosemount Museum, often called "Colorado's Crown Jewel," is housed in an 1893-built 37-room mansion whose furnishings, accessories, paintings, custom paneling, wall and window treatments are nearly all original to the home. Pueblo's Fire Museum is located in the only remaining firehouse in Pueblo that housed horse-drawn fire equipment and one of two remaining that has the famous brass pole still intact. The Pueblo Railway Museum is home to the massive AT&SF #2912, the largest steam locomotive of its type built, and three operating GP-7 diesel locomotives. The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center houses a 500-seat theater, studio/classroom spaces, a dance studio and a conference/banquet facility. The site is also home to the Buell Children’s Museum, which offers interactive exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history for people of all ages. The Pueblo Zoo exhibits more than 400 animals of 130 species from around the world.

Pueblo is the home of Colorado's largest single event, the Colorado State Fair. The Fair, which began in 1872, is held annually in the late summer. Since its inception, the Fair has changed locations several times, but has settled to its present-day location on over 100 acres of landscaped turf. The Fair houses several historical structures and has traditionally included numerous celebrity concerts and a wide and changing array of activities for visitors to enjoy. It continues to be a focal point for the Pueblo community.

Pueblo has no professional sports teams but boasts a semi-pro team, the Pueblo Chieftains. The Chieftains play in the National Baseball Congress and have been very successful despite a roster that consists largely of college players. Professional sports can be found by taking a two-hour drive north to the city of Denver. Major league teams in that city include baseball's Colorado Rockies, basketball's Denver Nuggets, and football's Denver Broncos. Hockey in Denver is played by the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and soccer by the Colorado Rapids of the MLS. Other Denver area teams include the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League.

Demographics

People

Total Population108,385
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+41,342
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,506
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,703
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,929

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,280
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$751
Median House Value$116,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.3%
German11.4%
Irish8.1%
English6%
Italian5.5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian1%
Polish1%
Slovene1%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
African0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Pueblo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pueblo County
Standard Zip Codes81003, 81004, 81005, 81006, 81008, 81007, 81001
P.O. Box Zip Codes81002
Company Zip Codes81009, 81010, 81011, 81012
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.27
Approximate Longitude-104.62

Pueblo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPUEBLO RESERVOIR
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 47 F
Apr Temp35 to 67 F
Jul Temp60 to 94 F
Oct Temp36 to 71 F
Annual Precip12.6 inches
StationRYE
Distance30.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 41 F
Apr Temp28 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp31 to 62 F
Annual Precip22 inches
StationCOLORADO SPRINGS MNPL AP
Distance39.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 42 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 84 F
Oct Temp34 to 63 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boone268$33,750

Pueblo Public Libraries

Pueblo City-county Library District
100 E ABRIENDO AVE
Pueblo, Colorado
(719) 562-5600

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Pueblo Hospitals

Colorado Mental Health Institute At Pueblo-psych
(Government - State)
1600 West 24th St
(719) 546-4000
Centura Health-st Mary Corwin Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1008 Minnequa Ave
(719) 557-4000
Parkview Medical Center Inc
(Non-profit)
400 W 16th Street
(719) 584-4000
Haven Behavioral Hospital Of Southern Colo
(Government - Federal)
1008 Minnequa Avenue Suite 6100
(719) 546-6000

Pueblo Public Schools

Eva R Baca Elementary School
2800 East 17th Street
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
70 Online
301 Lane 28
ZIP: 81001
Other
Total Enrollment 163
Fountain International Magnet School
925 North Glendale Avenue
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Haaff Elementary School
15 Chinook Lane
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
1315 Horseshoe Drive
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Risley International Academy Of Innovation
925 Monument Avenue
ZIP: 81001
Middle
Total Enrollment 358
W H Heaton Middle School
6 Adair Road
ZIP: 81001
Middle
Total Enrollment 756
Belmont Elementary School
31 Macnaughton Road
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Bradford Elementary School
107 South La Crosse Avenue
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
East High School
9 Mac Neil Road
ZIP: 81001
High
Total Enrollment 1130
Park View Elementary School
1327 East 9th Street
ZIP: 81001
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Pueblo Youth Service Center
1406 West 17th Street
ZIP: 81003
Other
Total Enrollment 19
Morton Elementary School
1900 West 31st Street
ZIP: 81003
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Chavez/huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy
2500 West 18th Street
ZIP: 81003
Other
Total Enrollment 1004
Heroes Academy Prek-5
2717 West Street
ZIP: 81003
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Rocky Mountain Digital Academy
107 West 11th Street
ZIP: 81003
Other
Total Enrollment 350
The Connect Charter School
104 West 7th
ZIP: 81003
Middle
Total Enrollment 271
Irving Elementary School
1629 West 21st
ZIP: 81003
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Heroes Middle School
715 West 20th Street
ZIP: 81003
Middle
Total Enrollment 295
Heritage Elementary School
625 Brown Avenue
ZIP: 81004
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Carlile Elementary School
736 West Evans Avenue
ZIP: 81004
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Bessemer Elementary School
1125 E Routt Avenue
ZIP: 81004
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Minnequa Elementary School
1708 East Orman Avenue
ZIP: 81004
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Central High School
216 East Orman Avenue
ZIP: 81004
High
Total Enrollment 812
Pueblo Charter School For The Arts & Sciences
1745 Acero
ZIP: 81004
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Corwin International Magnet School
1500 Lakeview Avenue
ZIP: 81004
Middle
Total Enrollment 659
Columbian Elementary School
1202 Bragdon Avenue
ZIP: 81004
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Roncalli Stem Academy
4202 Highway 78
ZIP: 81005
Middle
Total Enrollment 458
Pueblo Academy Of Arts
29 Lehigh Avenue
ZIP: 81005
Middle
Total Enrollment 445
Goodnight Elementary School
624 Windy Way
ZIP: 81005
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Highland Park Elementary School
2701 Vinewood Lane
ZIP: 81005
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Sunset Park Elementary School
110 University Circle
ZIP: 81005
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
South Park Elementary School
3100 Hollywood
ZIP: 81005
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Beulah Heights Elementary School
2670 Delphinium Street
ZIP: 81005
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
South High School
1801 Hollywood Drive
ZIP: 81005
High
Total Enrollment 1296
Vineland Elementary School
35777 Iris Road
ZIP: 81006
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
South Mesa Elementary School
23701 East Preston Road
ZIP: 81006
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Vineland Middle School
1132 Lane 36
ZIP: 81006
Middle
Total Enrollment 283
Pueblo County High School
1050 35th Lane
ZIP: 81006
High
Total Enrollment 827
Pleasant View Middle School
23600 Everett Road
ZIP: 81006
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
North Mesa Elementary School
28881 Gale Road
ZIP: 81006
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Northmoor Preschool
2003 Northmoor Terrace
ZIP: 81008
Primary
Total Enrollment 31
Youth & Family Academy Charter
1920 Valley Drive
ZIP: 81008
High
Total Enrollment 152
Centennial High School
2525 Montview Dirve
ZIP: 81008
High
Total Enrollment 1272

Pueblo Private Schools

The Mcclelland School
415 E Abriendo Ave
ZIP: 81004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
St John Neumann Catholic School
2415 E Orman Ave
ZIP: 81004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
St Therese Catholic School
320 Goodnight Ave
ZIP: 81004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 126
Trinity Lutheran School
701 W Evans Ave
ZIP: 81004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
Happyland Preschool
1605 S Pueblo Blvd
ZIP: 81005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Pueblo Sda School (daystar)
3912 Oneal Ave
ZIP: 81005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Parkhill Christian Academy
4235 Parkhill Pl
ZIP: 81008
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
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