Silt, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Silt, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Silt had a population of 3,077 as of July 1, 2015. Silt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Silt is located at latitude 39.5476 and longitude -107.6541 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Silt (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,456 feet.

The Town of Silt (GNIS ID: 2413284) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silt 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 Silt: Ferguson.

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


Total Population 3,077
Population in Households 3,077
Population in Familes 2,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,131
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,025
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 794
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,077 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $236,895
Average Home Value $282,744


Median Household Income $64,860
Average Household Income $73,887
Per Capita Income $25,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.11%
Households 0.74% 1.01%
Families 0.81% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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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Silt, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silt 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 # 137 70th
Population Density1 # 66 86th
Diversity Index2 # 120 74th
Median Household Income # 143 69th
Per Capita Income # 275 40th

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