Silver Cliff, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Silver Cliff, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Silver Cliff had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Silver Cliff: Silver Cliffs.

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Silver Cliff, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 620
Population in Households 618
Population in Familes 475
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $44,919
Average Household Income $59,448
Per Capita Income $29,431


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $235,897
Average Home Value $278,719


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.67% 1.2%
Households 0.83% 1.41%
Families 2.35% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 2018 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 # 260 43rd
Population Density # 432 6th
Diversity Index # 400 13th
Median Household Income # 327 29th
Per Capita Income # 227 51st

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