Westcliffe, Colorado

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The historic Town of Westcliffe is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of Custer County, Colorado, United States.[6][2] At the U.S. Census 2000, the population was 417.



Westcliffe is located at 38°7′58″N 105°27′57″W / 38.13278°N 105.46583°W / 38.13278; -105.46583 (38.132874, -105.465920)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Westcliffe lies in the Wet Mountain Valley, between the Wet Mountain range and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The town of Silver Cliff is immediately to its east.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 417 people, 194 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 367.1 people per square mile (141.2/km²). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 216.6/sq mi (83.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.44% White, 1.92% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.3% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.91.

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