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Colorado Counties

Colorado currently has sixty-four counties. In February 1866, the first new county, Las Animas, was created. Alamosa was created in 1913, and in 2001, Broomfield was recognized as a city-county, bringing a total of 64 counties.

Pueblo County, Colorado

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Pueblo County is one of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 159,063. The county seat is Pueblo. Pueblo County was created on November 1, 1861. The county is named for the historic city of Pueblo which took its name from the Spanish language word meaning "town" or "village".

Pueblo County comprises the Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Etymology - Origin of Pueblo County Name

Pueblo County is named for "the pueblo" (pueblo is Spanish for "town" or "village") located on the site of the current town of Pueblo, Colorado.


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Pueblo County History

Pueblo is one of the original Colorado counties. In 1870 part of Huerfano County was added to the southeast corner.

Geography: Land and Water

According to Pueblo County's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department, Pueblo County has a total area of 2,398 square miles (6,208 km2), of which, 2,385 square miles (6,174 km2) of it is land and 12.6 square miles (20 km2) of it (0.83%) is water.

Pueblo county is located in southeast Colorado. The American Discovery Trail and the Frontier Pathways National Scenic and Historic Byway are located in Pueblo county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: El Paso County
  • Northeast: Lincoln County; Crowley County
  • Southeast: Otero County; Las Animas County
  • Southwest: Huerfano County
  • West: Custer County
  • Northwest: Fremont County


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