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About Aspen Colorado

Aspen, CO
Population: 5,804
Aspen Demographics  
Population 5,914
Male 3,165
Female 2,749
Married 5,190
Single 2,414
Separated 111
Widowed 119
Divorced 762
Number of Households 2,903
Avg Household Size 1.94
Avg Family Size 2.67
Median Age 36.70
Median Household Income $53,750
Average Household Income $2,949
Per Capita Income $40,680
White Collar Jobs 3,427
Blue Collar Jobs 2,872
Employed 4,021
Unemployed 152
Aspen Household Information  
Number of Households 2,903
Households: Family 1,083
Households: Non-Family 1,820
Households: With Children 495
Age 0-4 224
Age 5-9 204
Age 10-14 221
Age 15-19 208
Age 20-24 498
Age 25-34 1,413
Age 35-44 1,077
Age 45-54 1,049
Age 55-59 371
Age 60-64 214
Age 65-74 301
Age 75-84 120
Age 85+ 14
Aspen Income & Jobs  
$0-10,000 0
$10,000 - $14,999 131
$15,000 - $24,999 264
$25,000 - $34,999 315
$35,000 - $49,999 466
$50,000 - $74,999 649
$75,000 - $99,999 375
$100,000 - $149,999 285
$150,000 - $199,999 78
Over $200,000 218
Aspen Residential Statistics  
Average Home Sale Price $1,000,001
Total Housing Units 4,346
Owner Occupied 1,496
Rental Occupied 1,407
Rental Vacancy Rate 11.1%
Vacant Housing Units 1,451
Median Travel Time to Work 13 minutes
Transportation to Work: Public 454
Transportation to Work: Drive / Carpool 265
Transportation to Work: Walk / Bike / Other 1,052
Work at Home 442

About Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Colorado is famously known as the hometown of legendary musician and songwriter, John Denver. Denver and his wife, Annie moved to Aspen in Christmas 1970 where they bought some land and built their dream home, "Starwood." In 1970, this was a small partially developed piece of land. The following year, John Denver broke ground and began building their "dream home" in Aspen.

John Denver's Starwood home is made up of two deeded lots totaling 7.6 acres and the home offers the most spectacular views in the valley of all 4 ski areas including Pyramid Peak and the 13,200 foot Mt. Daly. The home itself is over 6,000 sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and is accessed by a circular driveway.

Local Aspen residents wanted John's former home to be turned into a museum to honor the musician who died in a plane crash off the coast of California in 1998 but the home was purchased by a family. Denver's home sold for $3.6 Million in March, 1999 and was sold by local Aspen REALTOR, Carol Dopkin.

The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality and is the county seat. Aspen is the most heavily populated city of Pitkin County, Colorado. The last Census estimated population reached 5,804 in 2005.

Originally founded as a mining camp in the days of the Silver Boom in the late 1800's, Aspen today is so named because of the abundance of the aspen trees. Instead of drawing it's livelihood from silver mining, today Aspen is one of the hottest tourist attractions in north America. drawing thousands of visitors and Hollywood celebrities to enjoy Aspen's clean, crisp mountain air and in Winter, people enjoy some of the best skiing in the world.

As for real estate, Aspen has been unaffected by the recent decline in property values we have seen elsewhere across the country. Aspen has become a glittery play town for Hollywood celebrities and the rich and famous -- becoming a second or third home to many international jet setters.

Downtown Aspen is quaint and at first glance, appears to be a throwback to a town of 100 years ago. You can still see the familiar brick buildings that stood here when the town was filled with miners trying to strike their own claims in the rich silver mines Aspen's hills. Today, the town has transformed into an upscale shopping mecca that draws tourists from around the world. Downtown Aspen boasts Chanel, Dior, Luois Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Fendi and other stores that one would only expect to find on Hollywood Boulevard in California.

It's not unusual to bump into a Hollywood celebrity while enjoying your stay in Aspen. Many famous and Hollywood celebrities make Aspen their home including Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Kevin Costner, Don Johnson, Jack Nicolson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.