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Survey: Aspen has 637 Ashley Madison accounts

Staff report

What do the New England Patriots and Aspen have in common? Both have reputations as cheaters, but neither are No. 1.

A recently issued report placed Aspen as No. 9 among Colorado cities with Ashley Madison accounts.

The infidelity study, performed by RoadSnacks.net, concluded that Colorado had more than 207,920 accounts created with Ashley Madison, the website that hooks up frisky people who already are married or in a relationship.

“That’s a lot, considering that the entire population of the state is 4,000,000,” RoadSnacks.net reported, noting there are more than 32 million Ashley Madison accounts worldwide.

Hackers lifted the company’s data last summer, prompting water-cooler talk about who might have participated in the cheatery.

RoadSnacks.net analyzed Colorado’s 139 cities and towns with at least 2,000 residents. Using the Ashley Madison database, RoadSnacks.net counted how many accounts were created in each ZIP code.

“Finally, we used an estimate for the population of the ZIP codes to identify the number of cheaters per capita,” the website said.

The survey’s population estimates weren’t entirely accurate. It reported Aspen as having a population of 9,708 — the U.S. Census estimated Aspen had a population of 6,805 in 2014 — with 637 Ashley Madison accounts. Based on RoadSnacks.net’s Aspen population, 6.6 percent had Ashley Madison accounts, good enough for the No. 9 ranking.

Topping the list was the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, which boasted 464 accounts, or 12.5 percent of its population.

Vail ranked No. 5 with 490 accounts, or 7 percent of its population.

Other area towns in the survey included Rifle (No. 13), Glenwood Springs (No. 25), Silt (No. 80), Carbondale (No. 82) and Basalt (No. 91).


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