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Aspen, Colorado

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The location of Aspen

Welcome to Aspen ...

The city of Aspen is located in Pitkin County and is the County Seat for Pitkin County.

The location of Aspen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Aspen refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aspenite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aspen has a population of 7,359 people<3> (see below for details).

Aspen was incorporated April 1, 1881.

The community of Aspen is 7,920 feet [2,414 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Aspen is 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Aspen lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aspen is within the (970) area code.

The ZIP codes for Aspen: 81611-81612<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aspen had a population of 6,658 people (or 38.83% of the total population of Pitkin County). This makes Aspen the county's most populous community.

The population of Aspen represents 0.13% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,658 people, the population of Aspen increased 12.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,914 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aspen had an population of 7,359 people. This is an increase of 10.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.43% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aspen.

Communities near Aspen ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Aspen and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Ashcroft - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Basalt   [Map]   4,170   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Biglow   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Independence - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lenado - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Meredith   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aspen.

Communities Also Named Aspen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Aspen - they are located in Maryland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aspen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aspen. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aspen. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aspen. Our list includes 27 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aspen:

Websites for Aspen ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aspen ...

Looking for more information about Aspen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aspen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aspen.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

About Pitkin County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aspen:

The official website for Pitkin County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aspen refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aspen may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aspen.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aspen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aspen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aspen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Aspen includes: 81611 & 81612.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aspen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aspen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aspen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1956, Longitude: -106.8382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aspen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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