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Silver Plume, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Silver Plume is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clear Creek County at latitude 39.6954 and longitude -105.7267. Clear Creek County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 9,101 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Silver Plume, but most people and references simply refer to it as Silver Plume, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Silver Plume indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Silver Plume (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Silver Plume, CO Boundary Map


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Silver Plume, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 168
Population in Households 159
Population in Familes 104
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 650
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (42.9%)
Median Home Value $219,231
Average Home Value $254,630


Median Household Income $57,074
Average Household Income $68,885
Per Capita Income $35,688
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.28% -0.24%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.58% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   3.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Silver Plume, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Plume to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 364 21st
Population Density1 # 250 46th
Diversity Index2 # 291 37th
Median Household Income # 168 64th
Per Capita Income # 113 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.