Location and Weather
Pueblo is in southeast Colorado, along the Great Plains and borders the Rocky Mountains. It’s situated on the Arkansas River, with an elevation of 4,690 feet. The Lake Pueblo State Park offers water sports of all kinds, and the Whitewater Park on the Arkansas River has become a destination for kayaking.
Pueblo summers are very warm, while the winters are cold and dry. The summer temperatures are in the 90’s, with lows in the 60’s. The winter temperatures are in the 50’s, with lows under 20 degrees.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population of Pueblo in 2019 was 111,750, with a growth rate of .56%. Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population, and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050. The job growth has increased by .89% and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 34.95%.
The largest industries are the Steel Industry, which continues to flourish as Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, and Vestas North America, which manufactures 90-meter wind towers in Pueblo. Agriculture and healthcare are also some of the top industries within this area. The largest employers include Parkview Medical Center, Trane Manufacturing, and Rocky Mountain Steel Mills. The cost of living is low, due to the Pueblo real estate market and low-cost housing.
With a beautiful river and mountain setting, good job growth in diversified industries, nearby parks, and low cost of living, which is unusual for Colorado, Pueblo will continue to attract those that want to live and work in an affordable Colorado city.
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