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Penrose is in Fremont County, in the Canon City metro area.
The community was named for Spencer Penrose, investor
The latitude of Penrose is 38.425N. The longitude is -105.022W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,338 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,070.
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22% of Penrose residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Penrose ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Penrose was $15,481, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Penrose residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Penrose, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $457. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.
Fremont County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Penrose political report.
The average commute time for Penrose workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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