Simla, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Simla, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Simla had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2015. Simla ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Simla is located at latitude 39.1411 and longitude -104.0818 in Elbert County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Simla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elbert County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

The Town of Simla (GNIS ID: 2413290) 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 Simla is located within Simla Division of Elbert County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Simla population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Simla: Silma.

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Simla, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 620
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,110
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $194,737
Average Home Value $228,956


Median Household Income $46,650
Average Household Income $58,351
Per Capita Income $22,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.03%
Households 0.17% 0.27%
Families 1.15% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.03%
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.


Simla, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simla to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 261 43rd
Population Density1 # 167 64th
Diversity Index2 # 371 19th
Median Household Income # 297 35th
Per Capita Income # 364 21st

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