Silver Plume is a Statutory Town located in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Silver Plume is a former silver mining camp along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The federally designated Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District comprises Silver Plume, the neighboring town of Georgetown, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two towns.
Silver Plume is located in the valley of Clear Creek at 39°41′45″N 105°43′34″W / 39.69583°N 105.72611°W / 39.69583; -105.72611 (39.695919, -105.726066). Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 6 pass through the town, with access from Exit 226. It is 20 miles (32 km) west across the Continental Divide to Silverthorne and 46 miles (74 km) east to Denver.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Silver Plume has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 203 people, 93 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 820.2 people per square mile (313.5/km²). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 541.4 per square mile (207.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.09% White, 3.45% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.36% of the population.
There were 93 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.4% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 2.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 128.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,880. About 18.3% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.