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Pueblo is a city in Pueblo County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "town."

The latitude of Pueblo is 38.254N. The longitude is -104.608W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,692 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 103,648.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,650
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pueblo demographic reports
Pueblo is on the Arkansas River
Former and merged names include:
· Independence
An early settlement, called Fort Pueblo, was abandoned after an Indian massacre in 1854. The attack occurred after residents of the fort became drunk on Christmas and invited Indians into the fort.

The Rockefellers developed steel mills here, along the river.

Known as the mail distribution center for uncounted federal publications.

Public transportation: Pueblo Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 817. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 10 in percentage population age 65 or older (16.6%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Earl (Dutch) Clark, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bluegrass on the River - June 1-7, 2007
  • Heritage Days Festival - May 11-13, 2007
  • Chile & Frijoles Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • Boats, Blues, & BBQ - June 8-9, 2007
  • Colorado State Fair - Aug. 24-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pueblo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Pueblo Symphony, Pueblo Choral Society
Nearby parks & recreation: San Isabel National Forest, Pueblo State Park, Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo, HARP (Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo), Lake Pueblo State Park
Pueblo attractions: Pueblo Zoo
Historic sites and museums: El Pueblo History Museum, Rosemount Museum, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Buell Children?s Museum
Colleges and universities: Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pueblo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pueblo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81005 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Pueblo residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pueblo ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pueblo was $16,026, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Pueblo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Pueblo festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Pueblo include Pitkin Place Historic District, Union Avenue Historic Commerical District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pueblo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.


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Libraries

Libraries in Pueblo include Pccld - Barkman Branch Library, Pccld - Frank I. Lamb Branch Library, Pueblo City-County Library District ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Pueblo include Pueblo Chieftain

TV stations in Pueblo include KOAA, KTSC.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCFP., KKPC.

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Pueblo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pueblo political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pueblo workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 35 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pueblo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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