Pitkin County, Colorado

The Pitkin County is a county located in the state of Colorado of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Aspen. With the southern Gunnison County, it is connected via the McClure Pass. The County was named in honor of the former governor of Colorado Frederick Walker Pitkin.


The county has an area of ​​2521 square kilometers, of which 7 square kilometers is water area.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census of 2000, there were 14,872 people in the county. There were 6,807 households and 3,185 families. The population density was 6 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.33 percent White, 0.53 percent African American, 0.27 percent Native American, 1.12 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.37 percent from other races groups; 1.34 percent were descended from two or more races. 6.54 percent of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,807 households out of which 21.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 38.7 percent were married couples living together, 5.3 percent were single mothers. 53.2 percent were non-families. 35.8 percent of all households and 3.5 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.77.

Based on the county the population was spread from 16.7 percent population under 18 years, 7.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 38.3 percent between 25 and 44 years, 30.5 percent between 45 and 64 years and 6.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 115.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.4 males.

The median income for a household was $ 59,375, and the median income for a family was $ 75,048. Males have a median income of $ 40,672, women $ 33,896. The per capita income was $ 40,811. 6.2 percent of the population and 3.0 percent of families are below the poverty line. Among them were 4.4 percent of the population aged under 18 and 5.6 percent of the population aged 65 and over.


In Aspen is the Aspen / Pitkin County Airport, from where there are connections to the Denver International Airport.

Places in Pitkin County

  • Ashcroft
  • Aspen
  • Basalt
  • Emma
  • Lenado
  • Meredith
  • Nast
  • Norrie
  • Placita
  • Redstone
  • Snowmass
  • Snowmass Village
  • Thomasville
  • Wingo
  • Woody Creek

Nature of Interest

The main attraction of the Pitkin County (except the City of Aspen ) is up to 4315 m high rock formation of the Maroon Bells (about 16 km southwest of Aspen ). These offer the northeast upstream Maroon Lake is a picturesque photo opportunity (one of the most famous Colorado ).