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Penrose, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Penrose Census Designated Place had a population of 3,588 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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, 2017.

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Penrose, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,588
Daytime Population: Workers 728
Daytime Population: Residents 1,884
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,612
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 3,582
Population in Familes 2,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 201
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $48,801
Average Household Income $60,577
Per Capita Income $24,349


Total Housing Units 1,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,165 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $172,771
Average Home Value $212,725


Total Households 1,452
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,044
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% 0.12%
Households -0.02% 0.08%
Families 0.0% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 130 72nd
Population Density # 361 21st
Diversity Index # 305 34th
Median Household Income # 285 38th
Per Capita Income # 331 28th

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