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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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