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Pitkin County is one of the 64
counties in the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 17,148. The county seat
is Aspen. Pitkin County was created on February 23,
1881 and was split from Gunnison County. The county is named
in honor of the late Colorado Governor Frederick Walker Pitkin.
Pitkin County is included in the Glenwood Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO Combined Statistical Area.
Pitkin County is named in honor of Frederick Walker Pitkin, the second Governor of the State of Colorado.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Pitkin County was created in 1881 from part of Gunnison County. Pitkin County has the fourth highest per-capita income of any county in the United States.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 973 square miles (2,521 km2), of which, 970 square miles (2,513 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) of it (0.29%) is water.
Pitkin county is located in west Colorado. The American Discovery
Trail, Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, and West Elk Loop
Scenic Byway are located in Pitkin county.
Bordering counties are as follows: