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Pitkin County: Wealthy, mostly white

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

PITKIN COUNTY ” Pitkin County boasts a population of 14,872, according to U.S. Census 2000 data, and has the fourth highest per-capita income of any county in the United States.

Its county seat is Aspen.

The median income for a household in the county is $59,375, and the median income for a family is $75,048. Males have a median income of $40,672 versus $33,896 for females. The per capita income for the county is $40,811. About 3 percent of families and 6.2 percent of the population is below the poverty line, including 4.4 percent of those under age 18 and 5.6 percent of those age 65 or over.

There are nearly 7,000 households and 3,185 families residing in the county. Of those households, 21.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7 percent are married couples living together, 5.3 percent have a female householder with no husband present, and 53.2 percent are non-families. About 36 percent of all households are made up of individuals and 3.5 percent have someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.77.

The population density is 15 people per square mile, according to the 2000 census. There are 10,096 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county is 94.33 percent white, 0.53 percent black, 0.27 percent Native American, 1.12 percent Asian, 0.04 percent Pacific Islander, 2.37 percent from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. About 6.54 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the county, the population is spread out with 16.7 percent under the age of 18; 7.7 percent from 18 to 24; 38.3 percent from 25 to 44; 30.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 6.8 percent who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 115.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 117.40 males.





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