Penrose, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Penrose, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Penrose Census Designated Place had a population of 3,684 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2409053) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Penrose Census Designated Place is located within Penrose-Portland Division of Fremont County.

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Penrose, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,684
Population in Households 3,678
Population in Familes 3,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $48,771
Average Household Income $60,217
Per Capita Income $24,282


Total Housing Units 1,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,176 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 319 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $179,636
Average Home Value $222,917


Total Households 1,496
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,073
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.63%
Households 0.35% 0.65%
Families 0.33% 0.61%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2018 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 Density # 362 21st
Diversity Index # 304 34th
Median Household Income # 298 35th
Per Capita Income # 351 24th

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