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Of all the Towns in the State of Colorado, few have experienced the overwhelming change that Silverthorne has in the short time since its incorporation in 1967. Over the course of its existence, the Town of Silverthorne has gone from a makeshift construction camp for workers building the Dillon Dam, to a period where the most the Town had to offer was a convenient refueling stop along the Interstate, to a full-service, well-balanced community of an estimated 4,200 people.

data source: Stats America, US Census, ACS 5-yr estimates

People and Housing (2016)

Population 4,206
High School Diploma or More (% Adults 25 yrs +) 83.2%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Adults 25 yrs +) 40.5%
Households 1,417
Total Housing Units 2,200
% Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 30.9%

Employment and Income (2016)

Labor Force 2,373
Unemployment Rate 0.7%
Median Household Income $47,825
Median Family Income $60,000
Poverty Rate 22.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes) 18

Population by Age (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Population 4,206 100%
Preschool (0-4) 342 8.1%
School Age (5-17) 802 19.1%
College Age (18-24) 312 7.4%
Young Adult (25-44) 1,065 25.3%
Adult (45-64) 1,168 27.8%
Older Adult (65+) 517 12.3%
Median Age 38.4  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Population 4,206 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 0 0.0%
Black alone 140 3.3%
Hawaiin native and other Pacific Isl. alone 105 2.5%
White alone 3,269 77.7%
Two or more races 5 0.1%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 1,487 35.4%
Mexican 1,167 27.7%
Cuban 30 0.7%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 290 6.9%

Educational Attainment (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Population age 25 yrs + 2,750 100%
Less than 9th Grade 301 10.9%
9th to 12th, No diploma 161 5.9%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv) 545 19.8%
Some College, no degree 553 20.1%
Associate Degree 75 2.7%
Bachelor's Degree 743 27.0%
Graduate or Professional degree 372 13.5%

Households (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Households 1,417 100%
Family Households 954 67.3%
Married with children 457 32.3%
Married without children 370 26.1%
Single parents 53 3.7%
Other 74 5.2%
Non-family households 463 32.7%
Living alone 410 28.9%
Average household size 2.9  
Average family household size 3.6  

Housing Units (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,200 100%
Owner occupied 884 38.4%
Renter occupied 573 26.0%
Vacant for seasonal/recreational use 680 30.9%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 760 34.5%
2-9 Units 422 19.2%
10-19 Units 224 10.2%
20 or more Units 0 0%
Built prior to 1940 0 0%

Labor Force (2016)

Total Labor Force 2,373
Employed 2,357
Unemployed 16
Unemployment Rate 0.7%

Commuting to Work (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Workers age 16 yrs + 2,319 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 1,872 80.7%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 241 10.4%
Public transportation 20 0.9%
Walked 10 0.4%
Other means 0 0%
Worked at home 176 7.6%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18  

Resident Occupations (2016)

  Silverthorne % of Total
Employed civilian Population age 16 yrs + 2,357 100%
Management, professional and related 719 30.5%
Service 585 24.8%
Sales and Office 543 23.0%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 321 13.6%
Production, transportation and material moving 189 8.0%




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