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The Town of Westcliffe had a population of 567 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Westcliffe is located at latitude 38.1342 and longitude -105.4653 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Westcliffe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,867 feet.

The Town of Westcliffe (GNIS ID: 2413471) 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 Westcliffe is located within Westcliffe Division of Custer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westcliffe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Westcliffe, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 567
Daytime Population: Workers 708
Daytime Population: Residents 309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 498
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 459
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $45,452
Average Household Income $61,847
Per Capita Income $27,401


Total Housing Units 283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (29.3%)
Median Home Value $244,565
Average Home Value $291,340


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% 0.21%
Households 0.0% 0.3%
Families 0.77% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Westcliffe, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westcliffe to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 269 41st
Population Density # 287 38th
Diversity Index # 280 39th
Median Household Income # 313 32nd
Per Capita Income # 264 43rd

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