Silverton, Colorado

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Silverton, Colorado

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High Points

Silverton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 1% trophy Silverton Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Silverton College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Silverton Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 17% Silverton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Silverton, Colorado

Comparing Silverton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 4
Racial Diversity 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Affordability of Rents 3 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Silverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 169 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County San Juan
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81433
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.811
Longitude -107.663

Silverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 32 F
Apr Temp 17 to 44 F
Jul Temp 37 to 71 F
Oct Temp 21 to 53 F
Annual Precip 25.1 inches
Station OURAY
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 37 F
Apr Temp 22 to 51 F
Jul Temp 41 to 77 F
Oct Temp 23 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches
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Silverton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 531 100%
Male 276 52%
Female 255 48%
Under 18 110 20.7%
18+ 421 79.3%
65+ 37 7%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.63
White 517 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.8%
Other 4 0.8%
Mixed Race 4 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 41 7.7%

Estimated Silverton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 548
Growth 17
Growth % 3.2%

Silverton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
English 14.3%
Irish 10.5%
US/American 5.8%
British 5.2%
Italian 4.3%
Scottish 4%
Polish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Welsh 2.2%
Scandinavian 1.8%
Swedish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Norwegian 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Silverton 531 $39,375
Lake City 375 $39,583
Mountain Village 978 $52,750
Ouray 813 $45,313
Rico 205 $55,625
Ridgway 713 $45,208
Telluride 2,221 $66,136

Silverton Public Libraries

Silverton Public Library
1117 REESE
Silverton, Colorado
(970) 387-5770

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Silverton High Schools (2004)

Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

Silverton Colleges

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