Pueblo County, Colorado

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Pueblo County
Pueblo County Courthouse by David Shankbone.jpg
The Pueblo County Courthouse with brass dome in Pueblo
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Seal
Map of Colorado highlighting Pueblo County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°09′N104°31′W / 38.15°N 104.51°W / 38.15; -104.51
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
FoundedNovember 1, 1861
Named for City of Pueblo
Seat Pueblo
Largest cityPueblo
Area
  Total2,398 sq mi (6,210 km2)
  Land2,386 sq mi (6,180 km2)
  Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  0.5%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2019)
168,424
  Density70.21/sq mi (27.11/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 3rd
Website www.co.pueblo.co.us

Pueblo County ( /ˈpwɛbl/ or /ˈpjɛbl/ ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,063. [1] The county seat is Pueblo. [2] The county was named for the historic city of Pueblo which took its name from the Spanish language word meaning "town" or "village". Pueblo County comprises the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. [3] [4]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,398 square miles (6,210 km2), of which 2,386 square miles (6,180 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (0.5%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

National protected areas

Trails and byways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1870 2,265
1880 7,167216.4%
1890 31,191335.2%
1900 34,41810.3%
1910 52,22351.7%
1920 57,3689.9%
1930 66,03315.1%
1940 68,8704.3%
1950 90,18831.0%
1960 118,68531.6%
1970 118,238−0.4%
1980 120,9842.3%
1990 123,0511.7%
2000 141,47215.0%
2010 159,06312.4%
2019 (est.)168,424 [6] 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the Census 2007 statistical update, there were 154,712 people, 59,956 households, and 40,084 families living 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% White, 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.

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.

Government

Elected Officials: [11]
Commissioner, District 1Eppie Griego
Commissioner, District 2Garrison Ortiz
Commissioner, District 3Chris Wiseman
AssessorFrank Beltran
Clerk and RecorderGilbert Ortiz
District AttorneyJeff Chostner
SheriffKirk Taylor
County SurveyorRandy Reeves
TreasurerDel Olivas
CoronerBrian Cotter

The Board of Pueblo County Commissioners is elected by voters to represent three individual districts within Pueblo County. The board serves as the administrative and policy-setting authority for Pueblo County. [12]

Pueblo County is part of Colorado's 3rd congressional district and is represented by U.S. House member Lauren Boebert.

At the state level the following representatives have boundaries that cover parts of Pueblo County, President of the Colorado Senate Leroy Garcia representing Senate District 3, Larry Crowder representing Senate District 35, House Majority Caucus Chair Daneya Esgar representing District 46, Bri Buentello [13] representing District 47 and Donald Valdez representing District 62.

Politics

Pueblo County is historically a Democratic stronghold; however, in the 2016 presidential election, the county voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump. It was brought back into the Democratic fold in the years which followed, voting for Jared Polis in the 2018 gubernatorial election [14] and giving Joe Biden a plurality in the 2020 presidential election.

Presidential elections results
Pueblo County vote
by party in presidential elections
[15] [16]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2020 47.9% 42,25249.6%43,7722.6% 2,277
2016 46.1%36,26545.6% 35,8758.3% 6,506
2012 41.7% 31,89455.7%42,5512.6% 1,974
2008 41.8% 30,25756.7%41,0971.5% 1,073
2004 46.3% 31,11752.6%35,3691.0% 701
2000 42.3% 22,82753.6%28,8884.1% 2,231
1996 34.6% 17,40257.2%28,7918.2% 4,108
1992 28.6% 16,12053.6%30,26117.8% 10,057
1988 37.7% 20,11961.5%32,7880.8% 411
1984 47.2% 24,63452.0%27,1260.8% 440
1980 44.7% 20,77047.1%21,8748.2% 3,797
1976 41.0% 18,51857.2%25,8411.7% 784
1972 54.4%25,60741.7% 19,6203.9% 1,818
1968 34.5% 16,64656.4%27,2159.2% 4,430
1964 27.0% 13,10372.0%34,9331.0% 500
1960 42.4% 20,57956.4%27,4211.2% 582
1956 52.3%23,45445.6% 20,4332.1% 927
1952 48.8% 20,33349.5%20,6131.7% 713
1948 36.4% 12,75661.8%21,6371.9% 648
1944 42.0% 13,84857.7%19,0390.3% 96
1940 42.8% 14,18556.8%18,8050.4% 125
1936 34.5% 10,07163.9%18,6601.7% 493
1932 39.5% 10,41458.2%15,3252.3% 615
1928 65.7%15,54133.3% 7,8811.1% 251
1924 52.9%10,57724.6% 4,91722.6% 4,515
1920 53.1%9,62143.4% 7,8633.5% 625
1916 36.1% 6,54559.0%10,7104.9% 886
1912 19.6% 3,05049.2%7,64331.2% 4,840
1908 46.0% 7,33750.7%8,0923.2% 508
1904 55.7%9,17342.3% 6,9662.0% 324
1900 49.6%6,02848.3% 5,8782.1% 258
1896 13.4% 1,31885.4%8,3731.2% 115
1892 46.1% 2,40453.9%2,815
1888 51.1%2,28045.7% 2,0383.2% 140
1884 53.9%1,78443.8% 1,4492.4% 78
1880 48.9% 82451.1%860

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Education

School districts serving the county include: [17]

Pueblo County has thirteen high schools.

Recreation

See also

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Coordinates: 38°09′N104°31′W / 38.15°N 104.51°W / 38.15; -104.51