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Simla, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Simla is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Elbert County at latitude 39.1411 and longitude -104.0818. Elbert County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Simla 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 Simla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Simla: Silma.

Town of Simla, CO Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 621
Population in Households 608
Population in Familes 505
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 1,112
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $164,773
Average Home Value $205,975
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,142
Average Household Income $58,970
Per Capita Income $22,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% -0.13%
Households 0.32% 0.09%
Families 1.42% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
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.

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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, 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 # 261 43rd
Population Density1 # 166 64th
Diversity Index2 # 389 15th
Median Household Income # 241 48th
Per Capita Income # 333 28th

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