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Overview of Aspen, Colorado, United States

The City of Aspen is located in the US state of Colorado. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 5,804 in 2005. The city is now a ski resort and a upscale tourist center. Its per capita is among the highest in the nation. In the late 20th century the average home price reached approximately $6 million and the city developed as an off-beat haven for celebrities, attracting such people as John Denver and Hunter S. Thompson.

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  • Population: 5804
  • Population Density: 1689.7/mi²
  • Area: 3.5/mi²
  • Latitude: 39.192297
  • Longitude: -106.82447
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 7890 ft
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone
  • Language: English
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History of Aspen, Colorado

Originally named Ute City, the small community was renamed Aspen in 1880, and, in its peak production years of 1891 and 1892, surpassed Leadville as the nation's most productive silver-mining district. By 1893, Aspen had banks, a hospital, two theaters, an opera house and electric lights. Eventually, after wage cuts, mining revived somewhat, but production declined and by the 1930 census only 705 residents remained. Aspen's development as a ski resort first flickered in the 1930s when investors conceived of a ski area, but the project was interrupted by World War II. Friedl Pfeifer, a member of the 10th Mountain Division who had trained in the area, returned to the area and linked up with industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife Elizabeth. The Aspen Skiing Corporation was founded in 1946 and quickly became a well-known resort, hosting the FIS World Championships in 1950. Paepcke also played an important role in bringing the Goethe Bicentennial Convocation to Aspen in 1949, an event held in a newly designed tent by the architect Eero Saarinen. Aspen was now on the path to becoming an internationally known ski resort and cultural center, home of the Aspen Music Festival and School. The area would continue to grow with the development of three additional ski areas, Buttermilk (1958), Aspen Highlands (1958), and Snowmass (1969).

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Aspen's Demographics

As of of 2005 there were 5,804 people residing in Aspen. The median income for a household in the city was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $70,300. Males had a median income of $41,011 versus $32,023 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,680.

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Aspen's Climate

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Education in Aspen, Colorado

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Transportation around Aspen, Colorado

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority or RFTA, provides bus service in Aspen, and pay service to the surrounding communities of Snowmass Village, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Aspen's only airport is Aspen-Pitkin County Airport also known as Sardy Field.

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Tourism and Attractions of Aspen

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Surrounding Communities

  • Aspen
  • Basalt
  • El Jebel
  • Meredith
  • Redstone
  • Snowmass
  • Snowmass Village
  • Stringtown
  • Woody Creek

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Geography of Aspen, Colorado

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Sports in Aspen, Colorado

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