Cheap Living in America's Banana Belt - Pueblo, Colorado
Arkansas River Walk at Night in Pueblo
High Incomes, Low Costs
Pueblo, Colorado is the Second Cheapest Place to Live in America, according to the analysts at Kiplinger Magazine.
This area is usually warmer in winter than surrounding areas and therefore, more pleasant for living during the winter seasons, with lower heating bills, too. This makes Pueblo a cheaper, more comfortable place to live in America.
World Record Levee Mural on the Arkansas River
Lower Costs than National Averages
The median home price in Pueblo 2012 - 2015 was just over $112,000 and the largest number of workers in Pueblo earned between $100,000 to $149,999 per year.
An additional 13% earned $150,000 to $199,999. Most workers make at least $60,000 or higher annual incomes, which makes Pueblo and its lower cost of living (82.5 overall compared to the US national average 100) even more attractive.
Pueblo has been nicknamed Steel City for its former high output steel manufacturing plants. In addition, city fathers and residents have been proud that Pueblo is home to four US Medal of Honor Winners, making it known as The Home of Heroes. In lighter fare, Pueblo is home to the Slopper, a sloppy hamburger sandwich that has been featured on television food shows. Word on the streets says that Pueblo has at least 25 different restaurants that all feature a unique type of slopper sandwich. Some people make it a goal to try all 25.
One of the major employers in Pueblo, Colorado.
Medal of Honor Recipients from Pueblo, Colorado
- William J. Crawford, US Army - WWII
- Carl L. Sitter, US Marine Corps - Korean Conflict
- Raymond G. "Jerry" Murphy - US Marine Corps - Korean Conflict
- Drew D. Dix, US Army - Vietnam Conflict
- The Center for American Values
Honors for 140 Medal of Honor Recipients.
Selected Attractions Near Pueblo
- Loaf N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival in Pueblo, Colorado - An annual festival of food, fun and c
Pueblo's annual Loaf 'N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival brings together thousands from around Colorado and the U.S. to celebrate green chilies and frijo
- Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo
- Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
- Pueblo Zoo - Located in Pueblo, Colorado
- Sangre de Cristo Arts Center & Conference Center:: Pueblo, CO
The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo, Colorado, offer all of the arts for all of Southeastern Colorado.
- Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo
The 18-hole Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo, CO is a public golf course that opened in 1991. Designed by Arthur Hills, Walking Stick Golf Course measures 7147 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 72 USGA rating.
In the American Southwest, the original inhabitants were our Indigenous Peoples, followed by Spanish explorers. Some archaeologists feel that enough evidence exits to suggest Chinese exploration beginning between 200 BC to 499 AD on the West Coast that spread inward to Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. This is interesting, since the original Native Americans are heavily linked to more ancient Northern Asians.
Some researchers call Pueblo, Hopi, Ute, and Zuni ancestors Anasazi, but this is not a nation of people. Anasazi is a Navajo word that indicates another people as an enemy. As such, it is also a racial slur, according to some Indigenous groups around Pueblo..
Bands of Native Americans gathered where there was ample water, at the meeting of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. A developed commercial and recreational Riverwalk on the Arkansas River is prominent in Downtown Pueblo today. French and Mormon settlers gathered in what is now the city from 1700 - mid-1800s and after the Civil War, Pueblo was made an official town.
The American railroad, along with the Bessemer Furnace installed in1881 in Pueblo brought hordes of steel workers of various nationalities. Soon, suburbs included North, South, East, and West Pueblo, many parks, and some upscale housing all before 1900. The Flood of 1921 destroyed much industry and changed the course of the Arkansas river, but before 1929, Pueblo had recovered and experienced a second Steel Boom. This aided the city in surviving The Great Depression and in serving a US Army Base here in WWII. Hispanic immigrants once again moved into the area.
Unfortunately, a Steel Crash occurred in 1982 because of global steel production and Urban Renewal reconstructed much of the Historic Downtown Area to include new types of businesses from the 1980s, onward. In the 2010s, Vestas companies is a big wind tower manufacturer that has brought jobs to replace some of those lose in the Steel Crash.
Food manufacturing is gaining a foothold and the world is interested in the unique Mirasol green chile peppers produced in Pueblo. A large festival is held annually to celebrate the chiles and Mexican inspired cuisine. Coffee is another big agricultural product.
Pueblo CO was Named for Anasazi Pueblos and Communities Called "Pueblos"Click thumbnail to view full-size
History of Colorado Settlers
- Bessemer Historical Society - Museum of Industry and Culture
For 121 years CF&I was the driving force behind the development of Pueblo, Colorado and the shaping of the entire American West. Explore the history of steel making, mining, and natural resources in the story of Colorado and its people..
Eagle's Journey into Dawn - Ronald Roybal
- Ronald Roybal | Native American Flute & Classical Guitar Music from Santa Fe, New Mexico | Home
VIDEO CREDIT -- Ronald Roybal Music Portal - Official Site for Ronald Roybal - Native American Flute and Guitar Music from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The performance shown is one from Earth Day in 2008 community events in Pueblo.
Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, South Central CO
Highest Demand Jobs in Pueblo and within a 25-Mile Radius
- Software Developers and Engineers
- Registered Nurses - RN License
- Truck Drivers - Owner Operators and Company Drivers
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Teachers and Instructors
- Physician Assistants
- Environmental Engineers
- Financial Analysts
- Physicians and Dentists
- Medical Assistant/Nurse Practitioners
- Taco Bell Crew, Staff, and Managers
Top Companies Listing High Demand Jobs
- Schneider National - trucking
- Centura Health
- Parkview Medical Center
- Harrison School District
- Raytheon Polar Services
- St. Mary Corwin Medical Center
- Taco Bell and Pizza Hut
- Ryder - trucking
- Smith Transport - trucking
- q Shift Travel Nurses
- JB Hunt Transport - trucking
- Retail stores
Education and Training
- College in Colorado | IntelliTec Colleges in Colorado
IntelliTec College in Colorado provides fast-track career training in cosmetology, automotive, hvac, medical assistant, massage and more. Campuses in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Pueblo.
- Colorado State University-Pueblo
- Colorado Technical University - CTU
If you're looking for a school that offers a number of career-focused and industry-current degrees, your search ends here. Learn more about the difference of Colorado Technical University.
- Professional Bull Riders
- Pueblo Community College
- Pueblo Home Rentals, Homes for Rent in Pueblo CO, Apartments, Houses for Rent, and Rental Homes in P
- Pueblo Seniors Resource Guide
Comprehensive directory of senior resources available in the Pueblo region designed for seniors, their families, or caregivers.
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