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Aspen, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The City of Aspen had a population of 7,124 as of July 1, 2016. Aspen ranks in the upper 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 Aspen is located at latitude 39.195 and longitude -106.837 in Pitkin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aspen (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pitkin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,890 feet.

The City of Aspen (GNIS ID: 2409743) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Aspen is located within Aspen Division of Pitkin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aspen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Aspen: Ute City.

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Aspen, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,124
Population in Households 7,085
Population in Familes 3,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 1,836
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 3,715
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 1,477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,899 (29.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,816 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,649 (41.6%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $801,342


Median Household Income $79,213
Average Household Income $124,436
Per Capita Income $64,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.02%
Households 0.86% 0.91%
Families 1.32% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Aspen, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aspen to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 86 81st
Population Density1 # 84 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 318 31st
Median Household Income # 86 81st
Per Capita Income # 25 95th

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