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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 4,300 people.

data source: Stats America (US Census, ACS 5-yr est., 2014)

People and Housing

Population (2014 Est.) 4,009
High School Diploma or More (% Adults 25 yrs +) 9038%
Bachelor's Degree or More (% Adults 25 yrs +) 50.2%
Households 1,420
Total Housing Units 2,210
% Total Housing Units Vacant for Seasonal/Recreational Use 29.3%

Employment and Income

Labor Force 2,687
Unemployment Rate (2014) 1.9%
Median Household Income $77,065
Median Family Income $92,615
Poverty Rate 15.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes) 20.7

Population by Age

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Population 4,009 100%
Preschool (0-4) 276 6.9%
School Age (5-17) 719 17.9%
College Age (18-24) 277 6.9%
Young Adult (25-44) 940 23.4%
Adult (45-64) 1,487 37.1%
Older Adult (65+) 310 7.7%
Median Age 41.3  

Population by Race and Hispanic Origin

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Population 4,009 100%
American Indian or Alaskan native alone 0 0%
Asian alone 26 0.6%
Black alone 0 0%
Hawaiin native and other Pacific Isl. alone 95 2.4%
White alone 3,469 86.5%
Two or more races 26 0.6%
Hispanic or Latino    
Total Hispanic or Latino 706 17.6%
Mexican 520 13%
Cuban 0 0%
Puerto Rican 0 0%
Other 186 4.6%

Educational Attainment

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Population age 25 yrs + 2,737 100%
Less than 9th Grade 158 5.8%
9th to 12th, No diploma 93 3.4%
High School Graduate (incl. equiv) 431 15.7%
Some College, no degree 529 19.3%
Associate Degree 151 5.5%
Bachelor's Degree 933 34.1%
Graduate or Professional degree 442 16.1%

Households

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Households 1,420 100%
Family Households 1,061 74.7%
Married with children 426 30%
Married without children 449 31.6%
Single parents 104 7.3%
Other 82 5.8%
Non-family households 359 25.3%
Living alone 325 22.9%
Average household size 2.8  
Average family household size 3.2  

Housing Units

  Silverthorne % of Total
Total Housing Units 2,210 100%
Owner occupied 1,091 49.9%
Renter occupied 329 14.9%
Vacant for seasonal/recreational use 648 29.3%
1-Unit (attached or detached) 1,015 45.9%
2-9 Units 327 14.8%
10-19 Units 62 2.8%
20 or more Units 0 0%
Built prior to 1940 0 0%

Labor Force

Total Labor Force (2014) 2,687
Employed 2,635
Unemployed 52
Unemployment Rate (2014) 1.9%

Commuting to Work

  Silverthorne % of Total
Workers age 16 yrs + 2,635 100%
Car, truck or van - drove alone 1,788 67.9%
Car, truck or van - carpooled 311 11.8%
Public transportation 157 6.0%
Walked 87 3.3%
Other means 30 1.1%
Worked at home 188 7.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21  

Resident Occupations

  Silverthorne % of Total
Employed civilian Population age 16 yrs + 2,687 100%
Management, professional and related 952 35.4%
Service 605 22.5%
Sales and Office 594 22.1%
Farming, fishing and forestry 0 0%
Construction, extraction and maintenance 272 10.1%
Production, transportation and material moving 212 7.9%




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