Aspen, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 6,728 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.8%
 
Males: 3,433  (51.0%)
Females: 3,295  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 81611.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $72,336 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Aspen:

$72,336
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $58,703 (it was $40,680 in 2000)

Aspen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $486,295 (it was $535,000 in 2000)
Aspen:

$486,295
CO:

$240,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; In 2-unit structures: $647,668; In 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $549,164; Mobile homes: $314,092

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,404.

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  • Races in Aspen, CO (2013)

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    • 5,91486.3%White alone
    • 6399.3%Hispanic
    • 1812.6%Asian alone
    • 440.6%Black alone
    • 210.3%Two or more races
    • 150.2%American Indian alone

Races in Aspen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Aspen: 103.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.6%), German (13.5%), Irish (10.2%), Italian (4.2%), United States (4.2%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/1/1881

Elevation: 7907 feet

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 1,906 people per square mile   (low).

Aspen,CO real estate house value index trend

Aspen, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Aspen:

  • High school or higher: 99.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Aspen city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

695 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 3.6% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

This city:

10.1%
Colorado:

9.5%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Aspen, Colorado as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Aspen to the number of sex offenders is 2,227 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,324 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,035 (0.3%)

Aspen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (98.6 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (99.4 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (488.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Woody Creek, CO (2.5 miles ), Snowmass Village, CO (2.6 miles ), Norrie, CO (3.6 miles) , Basalt, CO (4.1 miles ), El Jebel, CO (4.5 miles ), Marble, CO (4.6 miles) , Mount Crested Butte, CO (4.6 miles ), Redstone, CO (4.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 44 buildings, average cost: $439,200
  • 1998: 45 buildings, average cost: $520,900
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $753,400
  • 2000: 64 buildings, average cost: $801,600
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $1,058,300
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $693,000
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $693,000
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $693,000
  • 2005: 41 buildings, average cost: $693,000
  • 2006: 39 buildings, average cost: $693,000
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $693,000
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $1,147,300
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $1,147,300
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $1,147,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $1,147,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $1,147,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.19 N, Longitude: 106.82 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): America's Canary City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,279 (+91.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,085 (75.7%)

Area code: 970

Aspen household income distribution Aspen home values distribution

Crime rates in Aspen by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 665623443045
per 100,000 98.8100.784.5103.533.852.669.467.849.90.059.474.8
Robberies 211021210000
per 100,000 32.916.816.90.033.817.534.717.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 7914161523261911889
per 100,000 115.2151.0236.7276.1253.6403.5450.8322.2183.0118.1118.8134.6
Burglaries 664660324334485332222317
per 100,000 1,086.6771.81,014.4552.1727.1596.5832.3898.8532.3324.8341.6254.3
Thefts 420357340359351285321248321245280286
per 100,000 6,914.75,989.95,748.16,193.95,935.15,000.05,566.24,205.55,339.33,616.84,158.04,278.2
Auto thefts 26171611141616563511
per 100,000 428.1285.2270.5189.8236.7280.7277.484.899.844.374.3164.5
Arson 250420001020
per 100,000 32.983.90.069.033.80.00.00.016.60.029.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.9) 249.5216.1221.3219.8197.6196.2229.6180.9167.797.3133.7144.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Aspen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 37 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.04
Colorado average:

2.28

Aspen tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +712 (+13.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Aspen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Aspen, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Aspen-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 493.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 573.7 miles away from Aspen center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 355.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from Aspen center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pitkin County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aspen topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeremy Abbott - Figure skater, Alexi Grewal - Racing cyclist, Harold Ross - (born 1892), editor of The New Yorker, Joanna Cameron - Actor, Andrew Ernemann - Alpine skier, Boti Bliss - Actor, Jere Michael - Figure skater, Lynn Erickson - Romantic fiction writer, Paul Vandervort - Actor, Torin Yater-Wallace - Freestyle skier.

Hospitals and medical centers in Aspen:

  • ASPEN VALLEY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 0401 CASTLE CREEK ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Aspen:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aspen:

  • Colorado Mountain College (about 37 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 45 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 93 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 94 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 97 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 100 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 101 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)

Public high school in Aspen:

Public elementary/middle schools in Aspen:

Private elementary/middle school in Aspen:

  • ASPEN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 3 MUSIC SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Aspen

Library in Aspen:

  • PITKIN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,984,334; Location: 120 N MILL STREET; 109,413 books; 12,757 e-books; 30,629 audio materials; 6,948 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 17 other licensed databases; 281 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Aspen is a very beautiful not to mention awsome, it has wonderful sites, and it is adventrous to many people. It has a lot of log cabins and houses up on hills that you could get the perfect view of the city and its lights. In the morning you wake up to the fresh smell of pine trees. If you want to take a trip to the mountains then I would prefere it to be here. added by Jazy

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Notable locations in Aspen: Pitkin County Library (A), Aspen Fire Protection District Aspen Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ute Cemetery (1), Aspen Grove Cemetery (2), Red Butte Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Hunter Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Aspen Historical Society (Museums; 620 West Bleeker Street), Heritage Aspen (Museums; 620 West Bleeker Street), Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum (40180 Highway 82), Aspen Art Museum (590 North Mill Street), Aspen Institute (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1000 North 3rd Street), Snomass Cross Country Ski (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 0239 Snowmass Club Circle), Aspen Ski Tours (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 210 Abc Suite AA), Aspen Amusement Services (Amusement & Theme Parks; 508 East Cooper Avenue), Aspen Expeditions (Tours & Charters; 426 South Spring Street).

Hotels: Aspen Mountain Collection (747 South Galena), Aspen Events Inc (Po Box 3138), Century Room at Hotel Jerome (330 East Main Street), Aspen Silverglo (940 Waters Avenue), L'Auberge d'Aspen (435 West Main Street), Enclave Condominiums (360 Woods Road), Chateau Roaring Fork Condominiums (747 South Galena Street), Beaumont Inn (1301 E Cooper Ave), Aztec Condominiums (601 South Monarch Street).

Courts: Aspen-City - Municipal Court (130 South Galena Street), State Of Colorado-County Court (506 East Main Street).

Pitkin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 37.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aspen and their reported violations in the past:

ASPEN CITY OF (Population served: 31,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2008)
  • 54 regular monitoring violations
CHAMPION PARK (Address: 925 Chatfield Road , Serves NY, Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
T LAZY 7 GUEST RANCH (Population served: 109, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BRUSH CREEK WD (Population served: 90, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ROCK BOTTOM RANCH (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.9%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  38.6%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Aspen in 2010:

  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Aspen in 2000:

  • 227 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 29 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in other group homes

Aspen, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Aspen compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Aspen (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mountain Region Pb Branch at 132 Main Street, branch established on 2011/05/23; Aspen Branch at 119 South Mill, branch established on 1942/06/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Alpine Bank: Aspen Branch at 600 East Hopkins Avenue, branch established on 1989/06/16; Aspen Airport Business Ctr. Branch at 119e Aspen Airport Business Center, branch established on 1994/11/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Aspen Branch at 400 East Main Street, Suite 101, branch established on 2000/08/14; Aspen Branch at 420 East Main Street, branch established on 1970/07/23. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Aspen Branch at 210 N. Mill St., branch established on 1998/02/17. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • ANB Bank: Aspen Branch at 325 East Main Street, branch established on 1998/11/16. Info updated 2012/01/03: Bank assets: $1,746.7 mil, Deposits: $1,394.3 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Sturm Financial Group, Inc.
  • Timberline Bank: Aspen Branch at 720 East Hyman Avenue, branch established on 2005/10/25. Info updated 2007/09/10: Bank assets: $172.7 mil, Deposits: $142.5 mil, headquarters in Grand Junction, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Timberline Bancorporation
  • Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Aspen Branch at 534 East Hyman, branch established on 1979/07/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Aspen, Colorado:

  • Crestahaus Lodge, 1301 Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-7081, Fax: (970) 925-1610
  • Mountain House Lodge, 905 E Hopkins, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-2550
  • Snowflake Inn, 221 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3221, Fax: (970) 925-8740
  • Hotel Lenado, 200 S Aspen St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-6246
  • Sardy House, 128 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-2525, Fax: (970) 925-3840
  • The Gant, 610 W End St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-5000
  • Hotel Jerome, 330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-1000, Fax: (970) 925-2784
  • Limelite Lodge, 228 E Cooper St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3025, Fax: (970) 925-5120
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Aspen, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Colorado average:

11.4

Aspen travel time to work - commute Aspen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Aspen city (based on Pitkin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,2342
Other9056
Mainline Protestant5754
Evangelical Protestant4094
None14,025-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pitkin County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pitkin County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Pitkin County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

36.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pitkin County:

13.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 27$151,976$67,5453$7,729
Other Government Administration 36$228,352$76,1174$6,336
Police Protection - Officers 25$150,025$72,0120$0
Police - Other 9$39,597$52,7960$0
Streets and Highways 21$117,373$67,0700$0
Welfare 7$31,120$53,3490$0
Health 4$21,208$63,6240$0
Parks and Recreation 69$357,167$62,11672$80,018
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13$65,273$60,2520$0
Water Supply 28$158,788$68,0522$4,428
Electric Power 4$30,214$90,6420$0
Other and Unallocable 17$92,880$65,5621$2,059
Totals for Government 260$1,443,973$66,64582$100,570

Aspen government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $17,118,000 ($2544.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,130,000 ($1654.28)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $9,778,000 ($1453.33)
    Electric Utilities: $3,976,000 ($590.96)
    General - Other: $3,154,000 ($468.79)
    Police Protection: $2,871,000 ($426.72)
    Water Utilities: $2,870,000 ($426.58)
    Central Staff Services: $2,730,000 ($405.77)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,463,000 ($366.08)
    Regular Highways: $2,008,000 ($298.45)
    Transit Utilities: $1,996,000 ($296.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,985,000 ($295.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,290,000 ($191.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $836,000 ($124.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $682,000 ($101.37)
    Parking Facilities: $434,000 ($64.51)
    General Public Buildings: $303,000 ($45.04)
    Health - Other: $251,000 ($37.31)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,665,000 ($247.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $1,365,000 ($202.88)
    Regular Highways: $1,207,000 ($179.40)
    Central Staff Services: $960,000 ($142.69)
    Health - Other: $910,000 ($135.26)
    Financial Administration: $640,000 ($95.12)
    Transit Utilities: $448,000 ($66.59)
    Water Utilities: $429,000 ($63.76)
    Electric Utilities: $271,000 ($40.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($26.46)
    Sewerage: $163,000 ($24.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $128,000 ($19.02)
    Parking Facilities: $64,000 ($9.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,301,000 ($2422.86)

Aspen government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $3,113,000 ($462.69)
    All Other: $3,018,000 ($448.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,752,000 ($260.40)
    Parking Facilities: $347,000 ($51.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $110,000 ($16.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,141,000 ($1210.02)
    Sale of Property: $4,709,000 ($699.91)
    Interest Earnings: $1,510,000 ($224.44)
    Rents: $841,000 ($125.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $553,000 ($82.19)
    Special Assessments: $161,000 ($23.93)
    Donations From Private Sources: $147,000 ($21.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,812,000 ($1012.49)
    Electric Utilities: $5,311,000 ($789.39)
    Transit Utilities: $1,688,000 ($250.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $438,000 ($65.10)
    Transit Utilities: $392,000 ($58.26)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,334,000 ($2427.76)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,785,000 ($2197.53)
    Property: $4,446,000 ($660.82)
    Other License: $1,903,000 ($282.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $976,000 ($145.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $893,000 ($132.73)

Aspen government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,126,000 ($8490.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,959,000 ($6682.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,280,000 ($4054.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,113,000 ($2246.28)

Aspen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,714,000 ($9915.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $302,000 ($44.89)

10.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.80%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
Pitkin County:

0.17%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Eagle County, CO  1.22% ($47,154 average AGI)
from Garfield County, CO  1.12% ($39,319)
from Denver County, CO  0.33% ($46,000)


11.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.84%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Pitkin County:

0.23%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garfield County, CO  1.83% ($39,950 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  1.36% ($44,807)
to Denver County, CO  0.76% ($34,612)

Strongest AM radio stations in Aspen:

  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aspen:

  • KAJX (91.5 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ROARING FORK PUBLIC RADIO TRANS, INC)
  • KSPN-FM (103.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • K211ER (90.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KPVW (107.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSNO-FM (103.9 FM; SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO; Owner: COOL RADIO, LLC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KKCH (92.7 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • K202AT (88.3 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMMUNITY ACCESS, ETC.)
  • K216BF (91.1 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K269DS (101.7 FM; ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPT)
  • K274AT (102.7 FM; ASPEN, ETC., CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPT.)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Aspen:

  • KSZG-LP (Channel 20; ASPEN, CO; Owner: ASPEN SKIING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • K03DW (Channel 3; ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K06HU (Channel 6; ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K08HN (Channel 8; ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K23AE (Channel 23; ASPEN, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K02FW (Channel 2; ASHCROFT, CO; Owner: GLEN C. BRAND)
  • K02HI (Channel 2; SNOWMASS-AT-ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K04HH (Channel 4; SNOWMASS-AT-ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
  • K10IW (Channel 10; SNOWMASS-AT-ASPEN, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR DEPARTMENT)
Aspen fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Aspen fatal accident list:

Apr 4, 1984 11:31 PM, Waters Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 1984 02:20 PM, 82, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 16, 1983 06:42 PM, W Hopkins, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 15, 1980 09:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 39m128ftTotal length
  • $1,596,000Total costs
  • 61,839Total average daily traffic
  • 2,078Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,078Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aspen)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Aspen, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aspen)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Aspen)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 95 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 54
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Aspen

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aspen, CO
Most common first names in Aspen, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2572.4 years
Mary1883.1 years
Robert1673.4 years
William1171.3 years
Helen980.7 years
James867.7 years
David779.6 years
George773.4 years
Arthur784.4 years
Frank667.0 years
Most common last names in Aspen, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith577.0 years
Marolt477.5 years
Gregorich380.3 years
Conner389.0 years
Allen354.7 years
Jones371.7 years
Anderson381.7 years
Moore388.0 years
Scott387.6 years
Shaw386.9 years
Businesses in Aspen, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance1
Domino's Pizza1Nike1
FedEx10Papa John's Pizza1
Gap1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hyatt1True Value1
J.Crew1UPS5
Jones New York1Vans3
Kroger1

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