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Silver Plume
Clear Creek County, Colorado


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Silver Plume is approximately 190 (2006), 170 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 134 (2000), 84 (2010).
The amount of land area in Silver Plume is 0.641 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Silver Plume is 0.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Silver Plume to Washington DC is 1629 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
Silver Plume is positioned 39.69 degrees north of the equator and 105.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Silver Plume elevation is 9,101 feet above sea level.
Silver Plume per capita income is $ 18,880 (2000).
Silver Plume median income is $ 35,200 (2005).
The Silver Plume median home price is $ 151,400 (2005).


in north-central Colorado about 39 miles from Boulder. Other nearby communities include Georgetown, Empire, Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, St. Mary's, Montezuma, Winter Park, Idaho Springs and Central City.
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History & History Related Items

Silver Plume is a former silver mining camp. Gold was discovered in the area in 1859 and thousands descended in search of great fortune. People came from all over the globe making these new mining towns quite diverse and multi-cultural. Once people realized that the grey material they had shunted aside was actually silver and was valuable, the silver era began. The boom ended in the 1890’s when the price of silver fell dramatically. Towns like Silver Plume had to adapt and many developed tourist attractions using the old mines and mills. It is a popular spot for photographers and nature lovers.
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Learn more about Silver Plume at this informative site.

George Rowe Museum
Silver Plume’s 1894 schoolhouse was restored as a museum featuring hundreds of artifacts of the town’s mining era, and also a classroom restored to its appearance during the 1920'.
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Silver Plume City Government

Silver Plume Town Hall
P.O. Drawer F
Silver Plume CO 80476
Phone: 303-569-2363 Silver Plume


The population of Silver Plume was:
2000 - 203 2006 - 190

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 130
2000 - 134

Median age:
2000 - 37.6 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 35,208
2005 - $ 35,200

Median house value:
2000 - $ 129,700
2005 - $ 151,400

Silver Plume is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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