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Silverthorne

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The Town of Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 3,887.HistorySilverthorne served as a makeshift camp for workers during the construction of the Dillon Reservoir from 1961-1963, and later as a stop along Interstate 70. It was eventually incorporated on April 5, 1967.GeographySilverthorne is located at, at 8,730 feet above sea level . The town is situated between the Gore Range to the west and the Continental Divide to the east. The two most visible mountains are Buffalo and Red Mountains. Also surrounding the valley are Ptarmigan, Tenderfoot, and Ten Mile Peaks.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2sqmi, of which, 3.2sqmi of it is land and 0.04sqmi of it is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 3,196 people, 1,103 households, and 736 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,009.1 people per square mile (389.3/km²). There were 1,582 housing units at an average density of 499.5 per square mile (192.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.17% White, 1.00% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 11.17% from other races, and 3.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.50% of the population.
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