Pitkin County

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Pitkin County, Colorado

530 E Main St Suite 101
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 920-5180
Fax: (970) 920-5196
county.aspenpitkin.com

In west-central CO, west of Leadville; organized Feb 23, 1881, from Gunnison County. Name Origin: For Frederick Walker Pitkin (1837-86), governor of CO (1879-83)

Area (sq mi):: 973.23 (land 970.42; water 2.81) Population per square mile: 15.40
Population 2005: 14,914 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 17.50% Population 2000: 14,872 (White 90.60%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 6.50%; Asian 1.10%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 10.90%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $40,811; median household $59,375; Population below poverty level: 6.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $66,605-$68,504
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Local officials in Pitkin County, CO recently reported that county commissioners are considering ending voluntary carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions tests for vehicles, which were initiated in 1989 in an effort to comply with clean air standards.