Pueblo, CO 81001    

Pueblo, Colorado Home Values and Comparables

Pueblo is a city in Pueblo County in southern Colorado. The City of Pueblo is situated on the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. The area is considered to be semi-arid with approximately 14 inches of precipitation annually. According to the 2005 Census estimates, the city proper had an estimated population of 103,495. It is the county seat of Pueblo County. It is also the principal city of the Pueblo, Colorado Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Pueblo, Colorado and Pueblo County, Colorado.

Pueblo was formerly one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States. It is now home to a number of electronics and aviation companies. The Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP) is a beautiful river walk that graces the historic Union Avenue district. It shows the history of the Pueblo Flood.

It is the hometown of Damon Runyon, who never returned after 1911 or so, but mentioned Pueblo in many of his newspaper columns (notably his "Our Old Man" pieces).

Pueblo is the hometown of four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients - Drew D. Dix, Raymond G. Murphy, William J. Crawford, and Carl L. Sitter. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed upon a member of the United States Armed Forces; Teddy Roosevelt lobbied for one but never received it during his lifetime, and General George Patton said "I'd sell my immortal soul for that Medal." President Dwight D. Eisenhower upon presenting Raymond G. "Jerry" Murphy with his Medal in 1953 commented, "What is it...something in the water out there in Pueblo? All you guys turn out to be heroes!". In 1993, The City Council adopted the tagline "Home of Heroes" because it can claim more recipients than any other city in the United States. On July 1, 1993, the Congressional Record recognized Pueblo as the "Home of Heroes" There is a memorial to the recipients of the medal at the Pueblo Convention Center. Central High School is known as the "School of Heroes," as it is the alma mater of two recipients, Sitter and Crawford, more than any other high school in the country.

Pueblo is home to Colorado State University - Pueblo, formerly University of Southern Colorado. It is part of the Colorado State University system, with about 6,000 students.

Pueblo is the home of the Colorado State Fair, held annually in the late summer, and an annual Chili Festival.

The highways U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 25 cross each other at Pueblo. The local airport, Pueblo Memorial Airport, lies to the east of the city. Pueblo Transit provides bus service six days a week throughout the city.

Pueblo may be best known as the home of the Federal Citizen Information Center and its Consumer Information Catalog. For some 30 years, TV commercials have invited Americans to write for information at "Pueblo, Colorado, 81009."

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