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Silver Cliff, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Silver Cliff had a population of 667 as of July 1, 2016. Silver Cliff ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Silver Cliff is located at latitude 38.1292 and longitude -105.3992 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Silver Cliff (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,985 feet.

The Town of Silver Cliff (GNIS ID: 2413286) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Silver Cliff is located within Westcliffe Division of Custer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silver Cliff population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Silver Cliff: Silver Cliffs.

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Silver Cliff, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 667
Population in Households 665
Population in Familes 511
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 338
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $235,465
Average Home Value $289,804


Median Household Income $44,238
Average Household Income $56,770
Per Capita Income $27,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.07% 1.91%
Households 2.09% 1.94%
Families 4.3% 1.9%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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 Cliff, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Cliff to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 254 45th
Population Density1 # 428 7th
Diversity Index2 # 415 10th
Median Household Income # 325 29th
Per Capita Income # 227 51st

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