A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Aspen ...
When the people of Aspen refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aspenite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Aspen has a population of 7,694 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Aspen, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 1, 1881.
Aspen is 7,920 feet [2,414 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude 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 boundaries of the (970) area code.
The ZIP codes for Aspen: 81611-81612<5>
Websites for Aspen ...
Official Website: www.aspenpitkin.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.aspenchamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aspen had an population of 7,694 people. This is an increase of 15.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.1% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aspen had a population of 6,658 people (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 5,914 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Aspen ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aspen.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aspen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aspen.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aspen.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aspen. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Aspen.
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.
Adding Aspen to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Aspen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aspen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Aspen in the The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aspen on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Aspen: www.aspenpitkin.com/
The official website for Pitkin County: www.aspenpitkin.com/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022