Aspen, Colorado

city in and county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States

Aspen is a municipality in Colorado. The municipality is known for its large ski-resorts and for hosting many ski-related games. Aspen is home to 7,004 people as of 2020.[1] The city was founded in 1879.

View of Aspen
View of Aspen
Aspen is located in the United States
Aspen is located in Colorado
Coordinates: 39°11′29.2″N 106°49′04.8″W / 39.191444°N 106.818000°W / 39.191444; -106.818000
Country United States
State Colorado
 • MayorTorre
 • Total9.990 km2 (3.857 sq mi)
 (April 1, 2020)
 • Total7,000
 • Density700.7/km2 (1,815/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−07:00
ZIP code(s)
81611, 81612
FIPS code0803620
WebsiteOfficial website

Aspen is in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains. The Roaring Fork River flows through the town. In the early years of the town, Aspen was a major center of silver mining. After a major recession, the city fell into decline, and most of the people that lived there left. However, after World War II the area was developed as a ski resort, and became a major skiing destination. Popular with celebrities, today it is one of the richest cities in the US and it remains a popular skiing destination.

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Aspen city, Colorado". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 10, 2023.

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