Aspen, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 7,359 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.4%
 
Males: 4,034  (54.8%)
Females: 3,325  (45.2%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81611.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $78,703 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Aspen:

$78,703
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $61,479 (it was $40,680 in 2000)

Aspen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $535,000 in 2000)
Aspen:

over $1,000,000
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: 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: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $912,137; mobile homes: $464,479

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,503.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aspen: 123.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.5% for Black residents, 3.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Aspen, CO (2017)
    • 5,97584.1%White alone
    • 5918.3%Hispanic
    • 2283.2%Asian alone
    • 1752.5%Black alone
    • 450.6%Two or more races
    • 260.4%Other race alone
    • 240.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Aspen, Colorado as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Aspen is 2,339 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Aspen by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(103.5)
2
(33.8)
3
(52.6)
4
(69.4)
4
(67.8)
3
(49.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(59.4)
5
(74.8)
4
(59.3)
1
(14.6)
4
(57.8)
2
(29.0)
9
(120.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.8)
1
(17.5)
2
(34.7)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(276.1)
15
(253.6)
23
(403.5)
26
(450.8)
19
(322.2)
11
(183.0)
8
(118.1)
8
(118.8)
9
(134.6)
3
(44.5)
4
(58.5)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(552.1)
43
(727.1)
34
(596.5)
48
(832.3)
53
(898.8)
32
(532.3)
22
(324.8)
23
(341.6)
17
(254.3)
19
(281.7)
36
(526.2)
24
(346.5)
30
(434.4)
12
(160.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
359
(6,194)
351
(5,935)
285
(5,000)
321
(5,566)
248
(4,206)
321
(5,339)
245
(3,617)
280
(4,158)
286
(4,278)
261
(3,870)
258
(3,771)
289
(4,173)
246
(3,562)
267
(3,577)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(189.8)
14
(236.7)
16
(280.7)
16
(277.4)
5
(84.8)
6
(99.8)
3
(44.3)
5
(74.3)
11
(164.5)
6
(89.0)
14
(204.6)
12
(173.3)
16
(231.7)
10
(134.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(69.0)
2
(33.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.9)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)439.6395.2392.3459.2361.7335.3194.6267.4288.9238.0231.8254.1214.6269.5

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City-data.com crime index in Aspen, CO

Crime rate in Aspen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: English (12.3%), German (8.8%), American (8.5%), Italian (7.2%), Irish (6.7%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/1/1881

Elevation: 7907 feet

Land area: 3.53 square miles.

Population density: 2,085 people per square mile   (low).

Aspen, Colorado map

1,068 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 4.5% Europe, 1.5% Africa).

This city:

15.0%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,521 (0.3%)

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)

Latitude: 39.19 N, Longitude: 106.82 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,080 (+99.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,473 (78.9%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Aspen, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aspen, CO in 2017
Aspen satellite photo by USGS

Aspen tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Aspen, CO
Historical housing units in Aspen, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +712 (+13.7%).
Most common industries in Aspen, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.2%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.1%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.5%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.9%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Aspen, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (3.6%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Aspen, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Aspen, Colorado environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 50.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 44.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

19.6

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 Aspen 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 the city 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 Aspen 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 the city 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 Aspen 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 (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, 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

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: 203, 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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Aspen:

Marital status in Aspen, CO
  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

For population 25 years and over in Aspen:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aspen
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Aspen, CO (based on Pitkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

36.56 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pitkin County:

4.5%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Aspen:

51.1%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.0%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.9%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.4%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Aspen:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Aspen:

60.2%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.4%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aspen, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 98$501,084$61,35726$15,851
Parks and Recreation 36$198,482$66,1611$295
Police Protection - Officers 31$211,128$81,7270$0
Water Supply 28$141,464$60,6270$0
Financial Administration 16$94,836$71,1270$0
Streets and Highways 15$76,608$61,2860$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 12$66,092$66,0920$0
Solid Waste Management 10$48,730$58,4761$2,318
Other Government Administration 6$22,446$44,8926$12,243
Electric Power 4$32,678$98,0340$0
Police - Other 4$18,277$54,8311$1,966
Judicial and Legal 4$26,563$79,6890$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 264$1,438,388$65,38135$32,673

Aspen government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,276,000 ($852.83)
    Water Utilities: $2,263,000 ($307.51)
    Financial Administration: $1,120,000 ($152.19)
    Central Staff Services: $1,104,000 ($150.02)
    Electric Utilities: $521,000 ($70.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $243,000 ($33.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($7.75)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $19,626,000 ($2666.94)
    Central Staff Services: $10,359,000 ($1407.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,152,000 ($1243.65)
    Electric Utilities: $5,707,000 ($775.51)
    Health - Other: $5,509,000 ($748.61)
    Police Protection: $5,099,000 ($692.89)
    Regular Highways: $4,704,000 ($639.22)
    Water Utilities: $3,397,000 ($461.61)
    General - Other: $2,715,000 ($368.94)
    Parking Facilities: $2,516,000 ($341.89)
    Transit Utilities: $2,252,000 ($306.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,195,000 ($298.27)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,700,000 ($231.01)
    Financial Administration: $1,157,000 ($157.22)
    Sewerage: $668,000 ($90.77)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,175,000 ($159.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,228,000 ($166.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $297,000 ($40.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,667,000 ($7020.93)

Aspen government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $5,060,000 ($687.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,875,000 ($662.45)
    Parking Facilities: $3,795,000 ($515.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,149,000 ($292.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $45,000 ($6.11)
    Other: $30,000 ($4.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,272,000 ($716.40)
    Other: $3,797,000 ($515.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $431,000 ($58.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,302,000 ($1943.47)
    Sale of Property: $13,602,000 ($1848.35)
    Rents: $3,716,000 ($504.96)
    Interest Earnings: $2,588,000 ($351.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $174,000 ($23.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000 ($13.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,937,000 ($1078.54)
    Water Utilities: $6,371,000 ($865.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $336,000 ($45.66)
    Transit Utilities: $173,000 ($23.51)
    Education: $71,000 ($9.65)
    Other: $70,000 ($9.51)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $30,050,000 ($4083.44)
    Property: $7,687,000 ($1044.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,080,000 ($418.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,488,000 ($202.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $899,000 ($122.16)
    Other License: $290,000 ($39.41)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $147,000 ($19.98)
    Other: $122,000 ($16.58)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $81,000 ($11.01)

Aspen government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,077,000 ($8163.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,077,000 ($8163.75)

Aspen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $159,387,000 ($21658.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,307,000 ($1400.60)

9.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.97%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Eagle County, CO  1.51% ($80,632 average AGI)
from Garfield County, CO  1.17% ($71,289)


11.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($103,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.27%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.37% of residents moved to foreign countries ($925 average AGI)
Pitkin County:

0.37%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Garfield County, CO  2.11% ($62,966 average AGI)
to Eagle County, CO  1.94% ($85,975)
to Denver County, CO  0.57% ($71,688)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 15, 1980 09:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.3mTotal length
  • $8,402,000Total costs
  • 80,115Total average daily traffic
  • 3,200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 113,917Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Aspen, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Aspen, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aspen)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Aspen, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aspen)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Aspen)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 64 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2006, and the least - 9 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Aspen, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.4%), and Outside Fires (39.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aspen, CO
    • 13945.4%Structure Fires
    • 12039.2%Outside Fires
    • 3110.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 165.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aspen, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Aspen, Colorado:

  • Snowflake Inn, 221 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3221, Fax: (970) 925-8740
  • The Gant, 610 W End St, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-5000
  • Limelite Lodge, 228 E Cooper St, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3025, Fax: (970) 925-5120
  • The Little Nell Hotel, 675 E Durant St, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-4600, Fax: (970) 920-6328
  • ST Mortiz Lodge, 334 W Hyman Ave, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3220, Fax: (970) 920-4032
  • Sky Hotel, 709 E Durant Ave, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-6760
  • Limelight Hotel, 355 S Monarch St, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-9500
  • Sky Hotel Aspen, 709 E Durant Ave, Aspen, Colorado 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-6760
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Aspen, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aspen, CO
  • 61.3%Utility gas
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aspen, CO
  • 54.6%Electricity
  • 44.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Aspen compared to Colorado state average:

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

Aspen on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bus, a trolley bus, a streetcar, or a trolley car to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Brazil (population 500+)"
  • #14 (81611) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #20 (81611) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
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