Pueblo County, CO

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Population

163,368

0.746% growth

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$42,386

0.919% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

66,165

0.388% growth

Median Property Value

$148,000

3.71% growth

About

In 2017, Pueblo County, CO had a population of 163k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $42,386. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pueblo County, CO grew from 162,158 to 163,368, a 0.746% increase and its median household income grew from $42,000 to $42,386, a 0.919% increase.

The population of Pueblo County, CO is 52.4% White Alone, 42.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.76% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Pueblo County, CO speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pueblo County, CO are Pueblo Community College (2,334 degrees awarded in 2016) and Colorado State University-Pueblo (905 degrees).

The median property value in Pueblo County, CO is $148,000, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Pueblo County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pueblo County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pueblo County, CO employs 66.2k people. The largest industries in Pueblo County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,755 people), Retail Trade (8,937 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,656 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,083), Utilities ($56,974), and Public Administration ($50,734).

Median household income in Pueblo County, CO is $42,386. Males in Pueblo County, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Pueblo County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,386

2017 value

± $1,201

0.919%

1 Year Growth

± 3.63%

Households in Pueblo County, CO have a median annual income of $42,386, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,000 in 2016, which represents a 0.919% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pueblo County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 28.08

  2. Census Tract 30.04

  3. Census Tract 29.11

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pueblo County, CO was Census Tract 28.08 with a value of $92,917, followed by Census Tract 30.04 and Census Tract 29.11, with respective values of $83,750 and $81,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pueblo County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pueblo County, CO (31.5k out of 159k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    21,393 ± 975

  2. Hispanic

    17,224 ± 865

  3. Other

    5,526 ± 572

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pueblo County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

66.2k

2017 Value

± 1,658

0.388%

1 Year growth

± 3.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pueblo County, CO grew at a rate of 0.388%, from 65.9k employees to 66.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pueblo County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,167 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,752 people), and Management Occupations (4,916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pueblo County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pueblo County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,167 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,752 people), and Management Occupations (4,916 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pueblo County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.5 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.93 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pueblo County, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,446), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,705), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,105).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.2k

2017 Value

± 1,658

0.388%

1 Year growth

± 3.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pueblo County, CO grew at a rate of 0.388%, from 65.9k employees to 66.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pueblo County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,755 people), Retail Trade (8,937 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,656 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pueblo County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Pueblo County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pueblo County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,755 people), Retail Trade (8,937 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,656 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pueblo County, CO has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.48 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.44 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pueblo County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,083), Utilities ($56,974), and Public Administration ($50,734).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.9% of the population of Pueblo County, CO has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 28% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pueblo County, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Pueblo County, CO see 1501 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.88% increase from the previous year (1445 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1461 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 219 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,501 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pueblo County, CO see an average of 1,501 patients per year. This represents a 3.88% increase from the previous year (1,445 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pueblo County, CO in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.13%

Uninsured

36.4%

Employer Coverage

28%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

2.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pueblo County, CO declined by 13.6% from 9.41% to 8.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pueblo County, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pueblo County, CO is home to a population of 163k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.9% of Pueblo County, CO residents were born outside of the country (6.38k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pueblo County, CO is composed of 85.7k White Alone residents (52.4%), 69.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (42.7%), 2.88k Two or More Races residents (1.76%), 2.59k Black or African American Alone residents (1.59%), 1.14k Asian Alone residents (0.698%), 837 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.512%), 310 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), and 134 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.082%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pueblo County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pueblo County, CO was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Pueblo County, CO are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Pueblo County, CO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.38k people

3.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.14k people

As of 2017, 3.9% of Pueblo County, CO residents (6.38k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pueblo County, CO was 3.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Pueblo County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pueblo County, CO was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    85.7k ± 175

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    69.8k ± 2.6k

  3. Two or More Races

    2.88k ± 327

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more White Alone residents (85.7k people) in Pueblo County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69.8k Hispanic or Latino and 2.88k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pueblo County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pueblo County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pueblo County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pueblo County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,937 ± 365

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,067 ± 278

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,915 ± 304

Pueblo County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pueblo County, CO awarded 3,239 degrees. The student population of Pueblo County, CO is skewed towards women, with 5,184 male students and 8,180 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pueblo County, CO are White (1,703 and 53.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (988 and 31%), Black or African American (231 and 7.25%), and Two or More Races (80 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Pueblo County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Pueblo Community College (2,334 and 72.1%) and Colorado State University-Pueblo (905 and 27.9%).

The most popular majors in Pueblo County, CO are Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (572 and 17.7%), General Computer & Information Sciences (252 and 7.78%), and Registered Nursing (222 and 6.85%).

The median tuition costs in Pueblo County, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,743 and $17,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pueblo County, CO was Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry with 569 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pueblo County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,334 degrees awarded

  2. 905 degrees awarded

$6,743

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pueblo County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pueblo Community College with 2,334 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,796

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,443

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,796 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pueblo County, CO, which is 1.24 times more than the 1,443 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pueblo County, CO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,703 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    988 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    231 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pueblo County, CO were to White students. These 1,703 degrees mean that there were 1.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 988 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pueblo County, CO was $148,000 in 2017, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,700 to $148,000, a 3.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Pueblo County, CO is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pueblo County, CO have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pueblo County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,386

Median Household Income

± $1,201

63.5k

Number of Households

± 1,578

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.5k households in Pueblo County, CO grew to $42,386 from the previous year's value of $42,000.

The following chart displays the households in Pueblo County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$148,000

2017 Median

± $2,356

$142,700

2016 Median

± $2,679

In 2017, the median property value in Pueblo County, CO grew to to $148,000 from the previous year's value of $142,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pueblo County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pueblo County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pueblo County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pueblo County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Pueblo County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pueblo County, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pueblo County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pueblo County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pueblo County, CO have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Pueblo County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pueblo County, CO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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