Pueblo, Colorado 

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Health in Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo, CO is a city with excellent health care options. It is home to three local hospitals – Parkview Medical Center, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, and Pueblo Regional Center – as well as dozens of medical facilities offering everything from primary care to specialty services. The hospital systems provide the community with access to the latest technology and treatments, while the smaller facilities offer convenient locations and personal attention for their patients. In addition to these larger institutions, there are also several independent clinics and urgent care centers located throughout the city that specialize in various medical needs. These facilities ensure that everyone in Pueblo has access to quality healthcare when they need it most.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


There are 225 physicians per 100,000 population in Pueblo. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Pueblo area is 92.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

92.8 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Pueblo area is 100 (100=best). The US average is 55.

100 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Pueblo area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 87.

89 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Pueblo commutes 18.8 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Pueblo area is 67 (100=best). The US average is 58.

67 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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    Reviews for Pueblo    54 Reviews
    Retired to Pueblo Sans Regrets - 4/26/2023
    I retired to Pueblo almost eight years ago and have had no regrets. My primary reason for coming here was that it was one of the cheapest places to live west of the... Read More

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    Perspective - 1/11/2022
    I was tired of reading all the negative reviews. I moved to Pueblo in 2008 to attend college.I have visited 49 of 50 states and spent extensive time in... Read More

    My hometown, going downhill fast. - 11/4/2021
    I was born and raised in Pueblo, lived here for the first 27 years of my life. This place did not used to be this crappy. It has gone downhill so much. There are... Read More

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