Pueblo West, Colorado

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Pueblo West, Colorado
CDP
A housing tract in Pueblo West.
A housing tract in Pueblo West.
Motto: "Where Eagles Soar"
Location in Pueblo County and the state of Colorado
Location in Pueblo County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°19′54″N 104°44′26″W / 38.33167°N 104.74056°W / 38.33167; -104.74056Coordinates: 38°19′54″N 104°44′26″W / 38.33167°N 104.74056°W / 38.33167; -104.74056
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Pueblo[1]
Area
 • Total 70.42 sq mi (182.4 km2)
 • Land 70.42 sq mi (182.4 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,960 ft (1,510 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,637
 • Density 420.8/sq mi (109/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81007
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-62220
GNIS feature ID 1867087

Pueblo West is a census-designated place governed by a metropolitan district form of government in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Pueblo West is a quasi-municipal local government and governed according to Title 32, Article 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and other applicable laws. Pueblo West has a five seat elected Board of Directors that provide representation for residents in the same way a city council provides representation for a city.

As a metropolitan district, Pueblo West is faced with many limitations that municipalities simply do not have. Without sales tax revenue, Pueblo West is unable to provide the same level of services, infrastructure, and recreational opportunities that are common in similar sized municipalities. Unlike a city who can levy higher sales taxes and thus generate significantly more revenue, Pueblo West is constrained by revenues only generated by property tax and fees. The 3.9% sales tax collected in Pueblo West does not stay in Pueblo West, it goes to the State (2.9%) and County (1%). As a result of a low revenue structure, Pueblo West is constrained in the quality of services it can provide. Despite these limitations, Pueblo West continues to look for creative ways to increase efficiency and squeeze the most out of every dollar to provide the highest level of service possible.

Pueblo West Metropolitan District has a population of 30,655 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Pueblo Post Office (ZIP Code 81007) serves Pueblo West postal addresses.[2]

Geography[edit]

Pueblo West is located at 38°19′54″N 104°44′26″W / 38.33167°N 104.74056°W / 38.33167; -104.74056 (38.331665, -104.740504).[3]

According to the Metropolitan District's website and blog, the District comprises 49.8 square miles, and over 403 miles of roads. The CDP area is larger than the Metropolitan District, and while inclusive of the Metropolitan District, it is not Pueblo West Metropolitan District.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pueblo West has 30,655 people, 10,848 households residing in the Metropolitan District. The population density was 420.8 people per square mile (1089.9/km²). There were 9.6% housing units in the CDP was 72.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.9% of the population, foreign born 2.2%, female persons 50.1%.

There were 10,848 households out of which 76% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 19, 10.0% from 20 to 29, 13.5%from 30 to 39, 14.3% from 40 to 49, 13.6% from 50 to 59, and 18.3% who were 60 years of age or older, with median age 34.1.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $64,560, per capita money income $25,293, with 8.7% below poverty level. Median value of owner-occupied housing units $177,400, ownership rate 82.5%, living in same house 1 year & over 84.3%.

Education[edit]

Pueblo West is home to 9 Pueblo County School District 70 schools[5] including:

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Liberty Point International (formerly Pueblo West Middle School)
  • Skyview Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Pueblo West Elementary School
  • Sierra Vista Elementary
  • Desert Sage Elementary School
  • Prairie Winds Elementary School
  • Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Charter schools[edit]

  • Swallows Charter Academy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. December 14, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to Pueblo West, Colorado! "Community Living in a Rural Setting"". Pueblo West Metropolitan District. Retrieved 2011-03-07.