Silt, Colorado

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Town of Silt, Colorado
Town
Motto: "Silt happens."
Location in Garfield County and the state of Colorado
Location in Garfield County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 107°39′7″W / 39.54639°N 107.65194°W / 39.54639; -107.65194Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 107°39′7″W / 39.54639°N 107.65194°W / 39.54639; -107.65194
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Garfield County
IncorporatedMay, 1915[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3]5,456 ft (1,663 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total2,667
 • Density621.4/sq mi (238.4/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4]81652
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-70195
GNIS feature ID0204657
WebsiteTown of Silt
 
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Town of Silt, Colorado
Town
Motto: "Silt happens."
Location in Garfield County and the state of Colorado
Location in Garfield County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 107°39′7″W / 39.54639°N 107.65194°W / 39.54639; -107.65194Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 107°39′7″W / 39.54639°N 107.65194°W / 39.54639; -107.65194
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Garfield County
IncorporatedMay, 1915[2]
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town[1]
Area
 • Total2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3]5,456 ft (1,663 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total2,667
 • Density621.4/sq mi (238.4/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[4]81652
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-70195
GNIS feature ID0204657
WebsiteTown of Silt

Silt is a Statutory Town in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,740 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Silt is located at 39°32′47″N 107°39′7″W / 39.54639°N 107.65194°W / 39.54639; -107.65194 (39.546316, -107.652072)[5], about 185 miles west of Denver.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
20001,740
Est. 20092,693

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,740 people, 648 households, and 452 families residing in the town. The population density was 616.6 people per square mile (238.2/km²). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 236.7 per square mile (91.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.60% White, 0.17% African American, 1.32% Native American, 7.41% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.20% of the population.

There were 648 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,632, and the median income for a family was $51,736. Males had a median income of $37,566 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,723. About 5.0% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

(From Town of Silt Official website, June 2009):[7]

"The Town of Silt is located 185 miles West of Denver, on the I-70 and Colorado River corridor. Silt's location make it a gateway to numerous outdoor activities, including hunting & fishing, skiing & snowboarding, snowmobiling, camping, hiking and more." On July 29, 2009 the Interstate bridge over the Silt exit got taken out by a truck with a tanker.

See also[edit]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Silt has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[8]

Climate data for Silt, Colorado
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)3
(37)
7
(44)
12
(54)
18
(64)
23
(74)
29
(84)
32
(90)
31
(88)
26
(79)
19
(67)
11
(51)
4
(39)
17.9
(64.3)
Average low °C (°F)−13
(9)
−8
(17)
−4
(24)
−1
(31)
4
(39)
7
(45)
11
(52)
10
(50)
5
(41)
−1
(31)
−6
(21)
−11
(12)
−0.6
(31)
Precipitation mm (inches)23
(0.9)
20
(0.8)
23
(0.9)
30
(1)
30
(1)
18
(0.7)
30
(1)
28
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
30
(1.2)
23
(0.9)
23
(0.9)
306
(11.5)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Town of Silt, Colorado. Retrieved June 2009.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Silt, Colorado
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 7, 2013.

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