Pueblo

Population: 108,385Median home value: $116,800 61 Ranks better than 25% of areas

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A+ Pueblo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Pueblo Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% lower than Colorado
Pueblo
8614% less expensive than the US average
Colorado
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pueblo cost of living
F Pueblo Crime Total crime is 135% higher than Colorado
Total crime
7,220163% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14163% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Pueblo crime
F Pueblo Employment Household income is 43% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$35,77035% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,42732% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%28% higher than the US average
Pueblo employment
C Pueblo Housing Home value is 56% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$116,80037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75121% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Pueblo real estate or Pueblo rentals
F Pueblo Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
26%48% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Pueblo K-12 schools or Pueblo colleges

Living in Pueblo, CO

Located in the state of Colorado, Pueblo is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,385 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 73% of Pueblo residents are White, 4% American Indian and Alaskan and 3% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Pueblo are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 16% of the population also speak Spanish.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Pueblo could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Colorado if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around Pueblo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living and more.

The livability score in Pueblo is 62 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 25th percentile of all cities across America. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Pueblo ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Pueblo. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Pueblo has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and Rosemount Museum.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Pueblo. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Pueblo are affordable. Median real estate prices in Pueblo come in at $116,800, which is 55.9% lower than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pueblo, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 21.4% lower than the Colorado average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Pueblo were 11.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.4%.

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Parking Ticket that you can't pay

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I received a parking ticket in downtown Pueblo (my fault) I went to pay itand I can't because it's the same day as the ticket. I have the ticket in myhand, but because it's not in the system I have to make another trip tothe Municipal Courthouse to pay it. I swear this town does not like peopleliving in it.What are our towns coming to?
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I have lived in Pueblo Colorado most of my life and will never look back at this place again, People in this area are so rude no matter what you do or say people are not satisfied with anything around here. All people really do in Pueblo Colorado is fight with each other just to get their way. Nice way of showing how people really care HUH Pueblo CO. Fight to the death and don't help a f-ing thing.
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18 hours in Pueblo

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My Wife and I went to Pueblo last Saturday to check out possible property to buy. Every review online was fantastic for what we had been looking for. Our intentions? To bring a business plan and employ locals. We arived in Pueblo at 6pm, ate at red lobster, checked into our room at Holliday inn, and headed out to drive by some of the properties we had in mind. We went to all sides of the city to find that the reviews about the people, neighborhoods, crime rate, housing, and so forth were not true. Our waitress at red lobster nearly laughed when we told her what we were doing in Pueblo. She said the day she graduates she is gone and will never come back. Later on, the $70.00 meal had me sick to my stomach as the service and food rated a 1 1-10 scale. After driving through some of the areas in the city I felt it better to send donations to the people of Pueblo instead of the starving kids of Africa. Poverty much? Graffiti in 70% or more of the city, obviouse gang problem, police cars falling apart and rare to even see. As the people stare at us driving in the neighborhoods, it was uncomfortable even with my side arm I didn't feel safe and I know now I wasn't.Since dinner made me sick I called it a night at about 9:00. Went back to the room to find that the house keeping was no good. Dirty head board with things I won't mention, hair on the bed, bathtub, sink, and thick dust everywhere. The air conditioning didn't work, and many of the lights in the parking area had been broken. 7:30 in the morning loading up to give Pueblo one last chance and someone had busted out the back window of my truck to steal a backpack and gps. The Gps was about $60.00 value as it was used. The backpack had over 1500 rounds of ammunition, EMT jump gear, about $1500.00 and useless to someone that isn't trained. The thief that broke my window costed Pueblo 25+ jobs @ $15 to $25 an hour to steal something they don't have a clue of how to use besides the ammo. Greatful my firearms were not in there, the police informed me that it was a regular situation at the hotel we stayed at. 2 to 4 times a week.When I told the officer why we had come to Pueblo he laughed and said the town was not worth the time. Why get a job when you can sell drugs and steal what you want, he said. He explained that most of the long time locals didn't have means to leave or they would. When I asked about better locations to buy a home in Pueblo it was a none. He replied that even the people in good neighborhoods did not feel safe because the people from the east side go to them. My views to be fair about Pueblo- Beutiful views with the old mills and water ways. Great car culture from street racers, 4x4, dune buggys, low riders, street bikes, and so on. The art work was awesome even though most of it was on someone's business unwarranted. That is all.Bad views- Poor economy, no work ethic, no police budget ( i.e. paint pealing off patrol cars, belts squeaking, ext). This means gang problems, poor education, drug abuse potential, and more crime in the future. Police are understaffed, under paid, ill equipped, and in danger. I would pray if your spouse is involved in law enforcement in Pueblo. In short, I will not be bringing money to Pueblo this year and will not consider it again for many years as your city is killing itself from the inside out. TO ANYONE VISITING: Don't.... As a local on another site said. "Stay away if you don't like it". That is exactly what i suggest to anyone that values there life, health, family, and/or belongings. This will make things much worse for them but it sounds good to me. This way they can steal from each other, kill one another, destroy each others property, and when it's all gone it won't be yours or my loss. Good luck Pueblo people who are not the problem but the victims.
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Pueblo, CO - Home Of The Slopper!

Attractions7/10
Community10/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
Shopping9/10
I have lived in the city of Pueblo most of my life. I was born here and love it. The people care about each other and it doesn't really matter if they are strangers. We are a city that never outgrew the small town attitude. We always try to help anyone in need and we are very family focused. Close to the town of Pueblo you will find fun attractions like Lake Pueblo, Beulah Park about 20 minutes away The Riverwalk, and the Sange de Cristo Art Center and Museum, and The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) Headquarters are located here as well.

The three things Pueblo is famous for are:

1. This is where the Consumer Guide is written.

2. We are the hometown of so many Medal of Honor recipients that President Dwight Eisenhower when placing the Medal of Honor around Raymond "Jerry" Murphy's neck asked: "What is it in the water out there in Pueblo, all you guys turn out to be heroes?"

3. This is my personal favorite. The city of Pueblo is the home of The Slopper. This is basically a hamburger smothered with the best green chile in the country. It can be found in many Pueblo restaurants and is a local favorite. Eating a Slopper is not easy, but is worth the effort. Best served with a Schooner!
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Source: The Pueblo, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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