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%

Pueblo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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%
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Pueblo, is a small city around 60,000 people. It is close to great outdoor activities such as river rafting and bike trails. Pueblo has a reservoir where boating activities are available, and annual events such as Colorado State Fair and Bands in The Backyard an annual concert just east of the city bring thousands of visitors. Every Friday in June and July downtown hosts block parties. Where Pueblo is lacking is in law enforcement, high crime, gangs, street care, medical advices, education, and has a rising homeless population. Among other drug problems, Pueblo has become known as the Nappa Valley of Marijuana over the past few years which really gives us a black eye.
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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.
I am very excited to live in a town where the community college is such a great school. The cadaver lab is one of the best in the state and by the time I finish with the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, (which is the only one in the state of Colorado), I can write my ticket to anywhere that I wish to go. Its a smaller community. I met a lot of people working various jobs, but particularly in the rehab unit at Lifecare. Everytime I go out, I see someone I know and the sense of community is wonderful. A lot of people are from this town and chose to stay in this town. I think this town is a great jumping off point to bigger and better things. There is a lot of opportunity to drive within 30 minutes and have so many activities that youre never bored. Always having an art show, music, camping/hiking/biking/hot springs, spiritual retreats, stand up comedy and visiting friends who have also moved here. This town is exactly what I need right now to build my future.