Simla, Colorado

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Simla, Colorado

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 17% Simla Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Simla, Colorado

Comparing Simla 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 2
Male Share of the Population 6 2
Senior Citizens 5 8
Female Share of the Population 5 9
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Age of the Population 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Working at Home 4 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 6

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Simla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 44 miles NE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Elbert
Standard Zip Codes 80835
Phone Area Codes 719
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.141
Longitude -104.094

Simla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RUSH 1 N
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 37 F
Apr Temp 28 to 56 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 31 to 61 F
Annual Precip 14.5 inches
Station LIMON
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 40 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 14.5 inches
Station PARKER 6 E
Distance 40.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 43 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 15.2 inches
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Simla Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 663 100%
Male 320 48.3%
Female 343 51.7%
Under 18 215 32.4%
18+ 448 67.6%
65+ 102 15.4%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.24
White 625 94.3%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 2%
Other 8 1.2%
Mixed Race 12 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 3.6%

Estimated Simla Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 728
Growth 65
Growth % 9.8%

Simla 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 20.8%
US/American 17%
English 11.3%
Irish 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
Norwegian 5.5%
Italian 3.6%
Dutch 3.4%
Scottish 3.4%
European 3.4%
Czechoslovakian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Czech 1.4%
Canadian 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Slavic 0.8%
Slovene 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Simla 663 $31,953
Calhan 896 $50,000
Kiowa 581 $42,353
Limon 2,071 $42,850
Ramah 117 $48,000
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Simla High Schools (2004)

Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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