The population recorded in 2010 was 159063 residents

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Unformatted text preview: 118,238 residents compared to 123,051 inhabitants in 1990. Population growth over the 20-year period was only 4.1%. In terms of compounded annual growth, this is only 0.2% per year. From 1990 to 2010, the picture was markedly different. The population recorded in 2010 was 159,063 residents. Compared to 1990, this accounts for a numeric increase of 36,012 residents, or a 29.3% gain in population over the 20-year period. In terms of compounded 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook annual growth, this translates to 1.3% per year. The acceleration of long-term population growth can probably be accounted for by the success of Pueblo’s economic development efforts in attracting new businesses to the area. Another component of growth, however, is the community of Pueblo West, located approximately five miles northwest of the City of Pueblo. Pueblo West, founded in 1969, is now the second-largest community in Pueblo County. Its 2010 population of 29,637 inhabitants is 18.6% of the total county’s population. From 1980 to 1990, its population grew from 2...
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