Simla, Colorado facts for kids
|State||State of Colorado|
|Incorporated||January 15, 1912|
|• Type||Statutory Town|
|• Total||0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)|
|• Land||0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||5,978 ft (1,822 m)|
|• Density||1,106/sq mi (427.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0193219|
Simla was founded in 1909 by a man with the name of Altman. Simla was named because the daughter of a railroad official was reading a book about India when she came across the name, Simla. Settled in the 1880s, Simla was incorporated in 1912. The first newspaper was started in 1911. It was a center for the shipping of the area's potato harvest each year.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Simla has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 663 people, 233 households, and 171 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,222.3 people per square mile (474.0/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 481.2 per square mile (186.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.27% White, 0.45% African American, 1.96% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.62% of the population.
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