RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Silt, Colorado

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other CO
Communities

















Welcome to Silt ...

The town of Silt is located in Garfield County<1>.

The location of Silt has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Silt has a population of 3,106 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Silt, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 19, 1915.

Silt is 5,600 feet [1,707 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Silt is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Silt lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Silt is located in the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Silt: 81652<5>

Websites for Silt ...

Official Website: www.townofsilt.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Silt had an population of 3,106 people. This is an increase of 6.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 78.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Silt had a population of 2,930 people (or 5.2% of the total population of Garfield County). This makes Silt the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Silt represents 0.06% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,930 people, the population of Silt increased 68.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,740 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Silt.

Communities Also Named Silt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Silt - they are located in Arkansas and California.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Silt.

Communities near Silt ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Silt.

  • Glenwood Springs (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Springs
    • Glenwood Springs lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,222 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood Springs<7>
  • Rifle (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rifle
    • Rifle lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,775 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rifle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rifle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rifle<7>
  • New Castle (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
    • New Castle lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<7>
  • Chacra (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chacra
    • Chacra lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chacra
  • Cardiff (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
    • Cardiff lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardiff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
  • Carbonate (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
    • Carbonate was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Battlement Mesa (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battlement Mesa
    • Battlement Mesa lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the west of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlement Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlement Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battlement Mesa<7>
  • Carbondale (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,729 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<7>
  • Parachute (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parachute
    • Parachute lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the west of Silt and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,114 people
    • Former name for Parachute:
    • Grand Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parachute
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parachute<7>
  • Collbran (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collbran
    • Collbran lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the southwest of Silt and is located in Mesa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collbran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collbran
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collbran<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Silt. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Silt.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Silt. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Silt.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Silt. See our Newspapers Page for Silt.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Silt ...

Looking for more information about Silt? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Silt, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Silt.

Adding Silt to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Silt in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Silt was on a map titled Map of Colorado (from Rand McNally, 1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Silt on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Silt

Communities in Colorado

About Garfield County

About Colorado

The official website for Silt: www.townofsilt.org/

The official website for Garfield County: www.garfield-county.com/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Garfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Silt.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Silt - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Silt). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Silt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Silt) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Silt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SiltOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5314, Longitude: -107.6251       In this case, the coordinates for Silt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 11 Sep 2022