Aspen’s growth was small at 12.6 percent over the decade. It grew by 744 people. The population was 5,914 at the start of the decade and 6,658 at the end.
ASPEN REAL ESTATE – The counties of the Roaring Fork Valley were among the fastest growing in the state between 2000 and 2010, new data from the 2010 U.S. Census shows.Pitkin County — known for its tough growth-control policies — grew by 15.3 percent during the decade. Its population climbed from 14,872 in year 2000 to 17,148 by the end of the decade, the census report showed.“Part of my impression is, we’re getting better at counting,” said Rachel Richards, chair of the Pitkin County commissioners. She and other county officials were in a goal-setting retreat all day Thursday so she hadn’t had a chance to comb through the new census data yet.The Census Bureau conducted in-field surveys during April 2000 — a time when many local residents flee to beaches after a long winter of work. Officials from Aspen, Snowmass Village and Pitkin County felt at the time the area was short-changed by the counting procedures. The Census Bureau conducts surveys when households don’t fill out a survey.
By Scott Condon, Feb. 25, 2011 Aspen Times
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