Silver Cliff is a statutory town that is the most populous town in Custer County, Colorado, United States. The population was 587 at the 2010 census, up from 512 in 2000.
Silver Cliff is located near the geographic center of Custer County at 38°8′11″N 105°26′22″W / 38.13639°N 105.43944°W / 38.13639; -105.43944 (38.136432, -105.439492). The town of Westcliffe is immediately adjacent to its west. The town is 54 miles (87 km) west of Pueblo, via Colorado State Highway 96.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Silver Cliff has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.1 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 512 people, 217 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.8 people per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 18.2 per square mile (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.51% White, 0.20% African American, 2.73% Native American, 0.59% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.
There were 217 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $26,389 versus $17,109 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,899. About 16.7% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.
Silver Cliff Colorado neighborhoods include: Antelope Valley, Rosita Hills, Wykagyl