Penrose

64°F
Current Population
3,129
Elevation Level
5335 ft

About Penrose

Penrose is located in Central Colorado and part of Fremont County. A quaint town, Penrose has no traffic lights, a volunteer-run fire station, a trucking company, a gas station, a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, a doctor's office, a post office, a library, a small grocery store, the Estes Industries model rocket factory, one small restaurant, and several other businesses. Many residents commute to work in Colorado Springs or Canon City. 

Bordered by the Arkansas River, Penrose offers easy access to mountains and the river for hiking, fishing, and more. Penrose is also known for its Apple Day, held each October with the area’s apple crop. Local farms let visitors pick fresh produce and sell jams, jellies, and marinades. 

Explore Penrose

Entertainment & Culture

Penrose is home to Dakota Hot Springs, a spring located near the scenic Arkansas River Valley. But beware, this hot spring resort is clothing optional! Close by in Canon Cit is the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, a top Colorado attraction. 

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Popular Restaurants

Although small, Penrose is in a prime location, neighboring towns offer great dining options for those in Penrose. Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Canon City all feature a mix of national chain favorites and local restaurants. 

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Parks

Penrose is a quick drive to many desirable outdoor activites in Canon City, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. You can find adventure if all directions! 

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About the Community

Florence Junior And Senrio High School

Summary
  • District Fremont Re-2 School District
  • Phone (719) 784-6414
  • Address 2006 HIGHWAY 67
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade 07 - 12
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 556
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Fremont Middle School

Summary
  • District
  • Phone
  • Address (unavailable)
  • County
  • Grade -
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator Yes
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct
  • Total Reported Enrollment
  • Student Teacher Ratio

Penrose Elementary School

Summary
  • District Fremont Re-2 School District
  • Phone (719) 372-6777
  • Address 100 ILLINOIS ST
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade KN - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 270
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Unassigned

Summary
  • District
  • Phone
  • Address (unavailable)
  • County
  • Grade -
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct
  • Total Reported Enrollment
  • Student Teacher Ratio

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 3,129
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 3,301
Households
  • Total Households 1,279
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 1,350
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 217

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 13.30
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 19.70
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 59.00
  • Avg Jan High Temp 48.50
  • Avg Jul High Temp 89.60
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 124
  • Air Pollution Index 111
  • Earthquake Index 51
  • Hail Index 80
  • Tornado Index 36
  • Wind Index 30

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1975
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 88
  • Health Care Cost 98
  • Transportation Cost 86