Penrose, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Penrose, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Penrose Census Designated Place had a population of 3,477 as of July 1, 2015. Penrose ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Penrose is located at latitude 38.4213 and longitude -105.0004 in Fremont County. 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. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,335 feet.

The Penrose Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Penrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Penrose Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map

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Penrose, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,477
Population in Households 3,471
Population in Familes 2,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 195
Diversity Index2 27
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,436
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,033
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,146 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $150,307
Average Home Value $160,527
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,671
Average Household Income $58,724
Per Capita Income $24,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.39%
Households -0.24% -0.25%
Families -0.2% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 363 21st
Diversity Index2 # 294 36th
Median Household Income # 264 43rd
Per Capita Income # 314 32nd

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