menu
Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.

Aspen, CO
Real Estate & Demographic Data






Aspen profile


Living in Aspen



Aspen is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,741 people and three associated neighborhoods, Aspen is the 71st largest community in Colorado.

Aspen home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Aspen real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that Aspen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Aspen telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.25% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Aspen is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

One of the benefits of Aspen is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.67 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In Aspen, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Aspen is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Aspen. 65.07% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Aspen in 2022 was $102,089, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $408,356 for a family of four.

Aspen is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aspen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aspen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Aspen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aspen include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Aspen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.