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Affluent resort

Aspen is a city in Pitkin County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the tree

The latitude of Aspen is 39.191N. The longitude is -106.816W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,890 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,850.


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Median household income
Local
$53,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Aspen demographic reports
Aspen is on the Roaring Fork River, in the Rocky Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Ute City
Settled by silver prospectors in 1880

The WPA built a ski run in the 1930s. Development of modern resorts began after World War II

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 4 in Worth magazine's list of 250 Richest Towns, 2002
Aspen received national attention for 1976 shooting death of champion skier Spider Sabich, by Claudine Longet, ex-wife of singer Andy Williams
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "For Love of the Game"
· 1956 movie, "The Searchers"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Aspen Arts Festival - July 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Aspen web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Aspen Art Museum, Wheeler-Stallard House Museum
Colleges and universities: Colorado Mountain College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Nobody's fat in Aspen, everybody's so damn?healthy.
-- Nobody's Fat in Aspen
Christine Lavin

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Aspen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pitkin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81611 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Aspen residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aspen ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aspen was $40,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

61% of Aspen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Aspen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $897.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,975.


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Libraries in Aspen include Pitkin County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Aspen include Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KAJX.

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Politics

Pitkin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aspen political report.

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Restaurants

Aspen restaurants taking online reservations include Hotel Jerome Restaurant, Montagna at the Little Nell, Poppies Bistro Cafe, Range ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Aspen workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Aspen include 210 Cooper Condominiums, Ajax Condominiums, Alpenblick Aspen, Aspen Meadows, Aspen Mountain Lodge, Aspen Townhouses East, Boomerang Lodge, Carriage House Inn at Sardy House, Chateau Aspen Condominiums, Chateau Blanc Condominiums ... More hotels.

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~ Nobody's Fat in Aspen
Christine Lavin

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