B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$740
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    568
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    156
    41
  • Robbery
    171
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,893
    525
  • Theft
    3,968
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    823
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,550
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Pueblo Reviews

281 reviews
All Categories
Pueblo is a relatively quiet town, with little in the way of nightlife or activities for young people.
The largest employers are the steel mill, the hospitals, and the nearby Pueblo Chemical Depot. The majority of the educational choices offered by the community college and university in town are in fields related to these employers, and other educational paths suffer as a result.
Education at the primary and secondary levels is very poor in terms of helping students reach proficiency and preparing them for college. There are many passionate teachers in Pueblo, but they lack the resources to teach effectively. Elective and extracurricular courses suffer in Pueblo due to a lack of qualified instructors and funding for programs.
Culturally, Pueblo is quite diverse, but the Hispanic community has had the most obvious impact on the art, music, events, and of course the food. Pueblo is famous for its green chile, and many local restaurants have their own version of it.
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I've lived in Pueblo for 6 years now. The initial 2 years as a single college student and the remaining as a single mother. It is very different from my home town Denver, as it is much smaller, less city and more "mom and pop" feeling. It is definitely a college town and I enjoyed my experience at the CSU-Pueblo campus as I was an active student and attendee to all athletic and other school and non-school activities. As a working adult, I do feel as though there is very little career opportunity. As I have searched for new employment I have found that this city is very much a "who you know" city when it comes to hire/promotion, etc. There is also a very slim picking for night activities, and as a young adult that is definitely challenging. People for the most part are friendly, but like any other city you run into your typical rude and strange people. Overall this town is pleasant. Definitely designed for older communities, families and college students.
I have been living in Pueblo for nearly half my life. I moved here when I was 14 and I don't have any immediate plans to leave. I now have a family of own here and I love how small the town is yet it's still large enough that not everyone knows everyone. It's quiet at night and the people are generally friendly. There are lots of things for my children to do outside of school. There are boys and girls clubs, sports leagues, many parks with decently maintained playground equipment. My children both play soccer and enjoy hanging out at the main library! The only thing I'd like to see change is perhaps some more nightlife for when this mommy gets a night out, it'd be nice to have more options than dinner at Chili's and a movie. There is an outdated bowling alley or two but I want to go dancing or sit in a jazz or comedy club! The school system is a complete joke but that's not Pueblo's fault, that's a faulty American education problem in general