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Simla, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Simla had a population of 628 as of July 1, 2017. Simla ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Simla is located at latitude 39.1411 and longitude -104.0818 in Elbert County. 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. Elbert County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

The Town of Simla (GNIS ID: 2413290) 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 Simla is located within Simla Division of Elbert County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Simla: Silma.

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


Total Population 628
Daytime Population: Workers 338
Daytime Population: Residents 331
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 614
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 1,106
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $60,318
Average Household Income $77,163
Per Capita Income $29,671


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $193,333
Average Home Value $288,608


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 155
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 0.22% -0.13%
Households 0.12% -0.18%
Families 0.83% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

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, 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 # 258 44th
Population Density # 170 63rd
Diversity Index # 373 19th
Median Household Income # 175 62nd
Per Capita Income # 210 54th

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