Westcliffe, CO 81252 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 81252: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Acceptable Alternative
Silver Cliff, CO 81252

Not Acceptable, USPS
Horn Creek, CO 81252
Rosita, CO 81252
Tanglewood Acres, CO 81252

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 210
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,352
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 26
  • County: Custer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.115, Longitude -105.429
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Westcliffe, CO 81252 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,031
Population in Households 3,881
Population in Familes 3,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,847
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,205
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,441 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,838 (49.9%)
Median Home Value $345,436
Average Home Value $402,325


Median Household Income $53,100
Average Household Income $64,165
Per Capita Income $29,697
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 1.1%
Households 1.58% 1.27%
Families 1.54% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.


Westcliffe, CO 81252 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81252 to the other 500 ZIP Codes 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 # 235 53rd
Population Density1 # 329 34th
Diversity Index2 # 421 16th
Median Household Income # 252 50th
Per Capita Income # 220 56th

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