Outcome: Families in Pueblo Have the Resources to  Nurture Their Children

Indicator: Median Household Income

Significance of this indicator:

According to the KIDS COUNT/PBR Report, “The Risk of Negative Child Outcomes in Low-Income Families,” children who live in low-income families are at substantially higher risk of negative educational and health outcomes compared with children who live in more affluent families.

How we are doing on this indicator:

Both Pueblo and Colorado experienced a decline in their median household income during the years 2009 and 2010.  In 2011 the median household income returned to the level it was in 2007.  Pueblo’s median household income averaged around $15,304 lower than Colorado’s median household income - approximately a 28% difference.

Pueblo and Colorado's median household income continued to rise in 2013.  Pueblo's median household income is almost 30% lower than Colorado as a whole.

What the Data Tell Us


Definition:  The U.S. Census Bureau’s website describes median household income as:  Income from Households - this includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, average household income is usually less than average family income. The median divides the income distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median income and one-half above the median. For households and families, the median income is based on the distribution of the total number of households and families including those with no income. For additional information, go to the U.S. Census Bureau’s page on Median Household Income..

Data Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates.
Provided by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Kids Count Data Center

Data Considerations: N/A