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Penrose is an unincorporated town and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fremont County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,582 as of the 2010 census. The Penrose Post Office has the ZIP Code 81240.HistoryIn the early 1900s, Spencer Penrose organized the "Beaver Land and Irrigation Company" and began buying water rights in the Beaver Creek area. The community was originally platted and intended to be called Fremont by Penrose, but residents named the town for him instead.GeographyPenrose is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 33.4sqmi, of which, 33.3sqmi of it is land and 0.2sqmi of it is water.Penrose gets its water from Brush Hollow Reservoir, located to the west in Brush Hollow State Wildlife Area.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 3,582 people, 1,454 households, and 1,044 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 107.2 people per square mile (41.3/km²). There were 1,575 housing units at an average density of 47.2 per square mile (18.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.7% White, 0.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.7% of the population.
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