Pueblo County, Colorado

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Pueblo County, Colorado
Pueblo County Courthouse by David Shankbone.jpg
The Pueblo County Courthouse with brass dome in Pueblo, Colorado
Seal of Pueblo County, Colorado
Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Pueblo County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
Seat Pueblo
Largest city Pueblo
Area
 • Total 2,397.73 sq mi (6,210 km2)
 • Land 2,388.69 sq mi (6,187 km2)
 • Water 9.04 sq mi (23 km2), 0.83%
Population
 • (2010) 159,063
 • Density 59/sq mi (23/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.pueblo.co.us
Footnotes:
Tenth most populous Colorado county

Pueblo County /ˈpwɛbl/ 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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 2,265
1880 7,167 216.4%
1890 31,191 335.2%
1900 34,418 10.3%
1910 52,223 51.7%
1920 57,368 9.9%
1930 66,033 15.1%
1940 68,870 4.3%
1950 90,188 31.0%
1960 118,685 31.6%
1970 118,238 −0.4%
1980 120,984 2.3%
1990 123,051 1.7%
2000 141,472 15.0%
2010 159,063 12.4%
Est. 2012 160,852 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

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[edit]

Recreation[edit]

National forest and wilderness[edit]

National scenic byway[edit]

Transcontinental trail and bicycle routes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ See the Colorado census statistical areas.
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 38°09′N 104°31′W / 38.15°N 104.51°W / 38.15; -104.51