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Penrose, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Penrose Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fremont County at latitude 38.4213 and longitude -105.0004. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,335 feet.

The formal official name is the Penrose Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Penrose, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Penrose indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Penrose Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Penrose, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,502
Population in Households 3,496
Population in Familes 2,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,439
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,034
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,151 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 288 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $148,117
Average Home Value $158,051


Median Household Income $49,778
Average Household Income $55,803
Per Capita Income $22,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.35%
Households -0.24% -0.14%
Families -0.23% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Penrose, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penrose to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 131 72nd
Population Density1 # 361 21st
Diversity Index2 # 302 34th
Median Household Income # 251 45th
Per Capita Income # 327 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.