Silver Cliff, Colorado

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Population in 2014: 584 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.1%
 
Males: 268  (45.9%)
Females: 316  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip codes: 81252.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $26,901 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Silver Cliff:

$26,901
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,868 (it was $13,899 in 2000)

Silver Cliff town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $179,424 (it was $102,600 in 2000)
Silver Cliff:

$179,424
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $205,597; Detached houses: $237,817; Mobile homes: $32,635

Median gross rent in 2016: $786.

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  • Races in Silver Cliff, CO (2010)

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    • 55193.9%White alone
    • 172.9%Hispanic
    • 91.5%Two or more races
    • 81.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone

Races in Silver Cliff detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Silver Cliff: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (13.2%), English (10.2%), European (3.3%), American (2.5%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7980 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Silver Cliff,CO real estate house value index trend

Silver Cliff, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Silver Cliff:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver Cliff town:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

28 residents are foreign born

This town:

3.3%
Colorado:

9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Silver Cliff, Colorado as of December 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Silver Cliff to the number of sex offenders is 854 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $877 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $519 (0.4%)

Silver Cliff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (45.4 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (61.3 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (489.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Westcliffe, CO (1.2 miles ), Crestone, CO (4.1 miles) , Rockvale, CO (4.7 miles ), Williamsburg, CO (4.8 miles ), Coaldale, CO (4.8 miles ), Brookside, CO (4.8 miles ), Lincoln Park, CO (4.8 miles ), Canon City, CO (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,100
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $65,600
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $285,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $105,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.14 N, Longitude: 105.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Silver Cliff household income distribution Silver Cliff home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +190 (+59.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Silver Cliff: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Silver Cliff, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Silver Cliff-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 116% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from Silver Cliff center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 294.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from Silver Cliff center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 598.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Custer County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silver Cliff topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silver Cliff:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 45 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 49 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Adams State University (about 52 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 56 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 60 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 62 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 62 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)

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Cemetery: Silver Cliff Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 24.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 46.2%
(43.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.3% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Colorado average:

11.3

Silver Cliff travel time to work - commute Silver Cliff mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Silver Cliff town (based on Custer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7036
Catholic5431
Mainline Protestant2642
Other1192
None2,626-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Custer County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Custer County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

16.8%
Colorado:

18.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Silver Cliff:

58.9%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Silver Cliff:

60.4%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.1
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.5%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Silver Cliff:

6.0%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.5%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Silver Cliff:

64.8%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Silver Cliff, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,167$26,0040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,712
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$1,322
Streets and Highways 1$2,333$27,9960$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$675
Totals for Government 2$4,500$27,0005$3,709

8.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.85% ($50,583 average AGI)
from Fremont County, CO  0.71% ($32,900)


9.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fremont County, CO  1.47% ($43,000 average AGI)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.91% ($31,462)
to El Paso County, CO  0.84% ($41,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silver Cliff:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFEL (970 AM; 3 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: WELLSPRING HARVEST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silver Cliff:

  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KDZA-FM (107.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K219CF (91.7 FM; DEL NORTE, ETC., CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KILO (94.3 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KRDO-FM (95.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Silver Cliff:

  • K07BW (Channel 7; WESTCLIFFE, CO; Owner: CUSTER COUNTY)
  • K09DY (Channel 9; WESTCLIFFE, CO; Owner: CUSTER COUNTY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • CO04_LookoutMt, Bunker Hill Road 2.4 Miles Top Of Mountain (109031) (Lat: 38.127611 Lon: -105.369611), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24.7 m, Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN372
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • CO04_LookoutMt, Bunker Hill Rd. (109031) (Lat: 38.127611 Lon: -105.369611), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24.7 m, Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN554, Licensee ID: L00008937
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility Spectrum LLC

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LOOKOUT MTN, -/+ Bunker Hill Road (Lat: 38.127611 Lon: -105.369611), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24.7 m, Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: WQQE648
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 11/19/2012, Expiration Date: 11/19/2022, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1663P , Serial Number: 22-3089, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Randall P Kempf, 113 Mill St Unit B, Silver Cliff, CO 81252, Other Owners: Roxanne B Kempf
  • Aircraft: BEECH J35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 322NH , Serial Number: D-5646, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Clithral A Butler, 38 Granada Ct, Silver Cliff, CO 81249
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172I (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35322 , Serial Number: 17256710, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Blt LLC, 601 Main St, Silver Cliff, CO 81252
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8304X , Serial Number: 17248804, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Clithral A Butler, 38 Granada Ct Po Box 146, Silver Cliff, CO 81249

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Silver Cliff compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Silver Cliff on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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