Pueblo West is a census-designated place under a special district form of government. It is governed by five elected officials who comprise the Board of Directors, the Board then appoints a District Manager who monitors daily operations. The population was 29,637 in 2010 census, making it the 5th most populous CDP in the state of Colorado. Pueblo West is part of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area, totaling over 160,000 people.
Pueblo West is approximately 49 square miles in size, and is located along the southern edge of the state’s major growth corridor. Situated on Highway 50, roughly 7 miles west of the City of Pueblo and 38 miles east of Cañon City, Pueblo West is bisected by U.S. Route 50, and its north eastern border is adjacent to Interstate 25. Lake Pueblo State Park is situated along the southern boundary of Pueblo West, and the remainder of the community is mostly landlocked by ranch land, conservation easements, and private property.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2016 Pueblo West had 10,848 households and 30,655 people residing in the Metropolitan District. The population density was 420.8 people per square mile (1089.9/km²). According to the census, the demographics of Pueblo West are 72.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race account for 22.9% of the population, 2.2%were foreign born, and 50.1% are female.
There were 10,848 households out of which 76% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the census designated place, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 19, 10.0% from 20 to 29, 13.5%from 30 to 39, 14.3% from 40 to 49, 13.6% from 50 to 59, and 18.3% who were 60 years of age or older, with median age 34.1. Ever since the founding of the District, a large portion of its population has consisted of younger residents.
The median income for a household in the census designated place was $64,560, per capita money income $25,293, with 8.7% residents living below poverty level. The median value of owner-occupied housing units is $177,400, home ownership rate is 82.5%, and 84.3% of residents live in the same house for one (1) year.
Pueblo West Colorado neighborhoods include: E Byrd Dr, E Latimer Ln, Idaho Springs / Palmer Lake, Liberty, North Gantts Fort, Pueblo West, PW Golf Course, PW Panhandle, South Sweetwater Dr, W Bella Casa Dr, Williams Creek