Silver City, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 242 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 117  (48.4%)
Females: 125  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51571.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,867 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Silver City:

$60,867
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,025 (it was $14,864 in 2000)

Silver City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,841 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Silver City:

$89,841
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $127,904; Detached houses: $131,827; Mobile homes: $55,720

Median gross rent in 2013: $836.

  • Races in Silver City, IA (2010)

    Silver City races chart
    • 23395.1%White alone
    • 72.9%Two or more races
    • 31.2%Hispanic
    • 20.8%American Indian alone

Races in Silver City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Silver City: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.0%), English (10.2%), Irish (8.0%), Italian (5.3%), Czech (4.0%), Danish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/23/1883

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,124 people per square mile   (low).

Silver City,IA real estate house value index trend

Silver City, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Silver City:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver City city:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,300 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,441 (1.7%)

Silver City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (15.2 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (22.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mineola, IA (1.9 miles) , Glenwood, IA (2.7 miles ), Malvern, IA (2.8 miles ), Treynor, IA (2.9 miles ), Hastings, IA (3.1 miles ), Pacific Junction, IA (3.3 miles ), Henderson, IA (3.3 miles) , Macedonia, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $162,700
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $183,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 95.64 W

Area code: 712

Silver City household income distribution Silver City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Silver City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Silver City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Silver City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Silver City city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1975, a category F4 tornado 22.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 133 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Silver City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.0 miles away from Silver City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 287.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 315.8 miles away from Silver City center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 137.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mills County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silver City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Silver City:

  • HILLSIDE MANOR CORP (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD, IA)
  • ON WITH LIFE AT GLENWOOD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD, IA)
  • MILLS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD, IA)
  • GLENWOOD RESOURCE CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GLENWOOD, IA)
  • PACIFIC PLACE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PACIFIC JUNCTION, IA)
  • RISEN SON CHRISTIAN VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • REGENCY REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Amtrak station near Silver City:

  • 18 miles: OMAHA (1003 S. 9TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silver City:

  • Iowa Western Community College (about 15 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 15 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Creighton University (about 20 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 21 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 22 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 22 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 56 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Library in Silver City:

  • SILVER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,617; Location: 408 MAIN ST; 7,440 books; 2 e-books; 92 audio materials; 285 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Silver City: Silver City Public Library (A), Silver City Ambulance Service (B), Silver City Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Silver City: Silver City United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mills County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 87.6. This is about average.

City:

87.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.196. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.196
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.41
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0298. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0298
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.6%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.3

Silver City travel time to work - commute Silver City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Silver City city (based on Mills County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,11316
Catholic1,2951
Evangelical Protestant1,0529
Other4161
None9,183-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Mills County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mills County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mills County:

28.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Silver City:

46.0%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Silver City:

24.2%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

5.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Silver City:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

57.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Silver City:

75.2%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Silver City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$918
Local Libraries 0$0 2$449
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,367

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  1.57% ($39,279 average AGI)
from Douglas County, NE  1.06% ($30,207)
from Fremont County, IA  0.47% ($33,615)


7.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pottawattamie County, IA  1.53% ($34,447 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  1.06% ($32,458)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.52% ($46,759)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silver City:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHLP (1420 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRO (660 AM; 1 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silver City:

  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIWR (89.7 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KVNO (90.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF NEBRASKA)
  • KCTY-FM (106.9 FM; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: PLATTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIOS-FM (91.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 001)
  • KCSI (95.3 FM; RED OAK, IA; Owner: HAWKEYE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K299AK (107.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: BAER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCD (105.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KVSS (88.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Silver City:

  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KVSS-LP (Channel 67; OMAHA, NE; Owner: VSS CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KKAZ-CA (Channel 24; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • K61GA (Channel 61; OMAHA, NE; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K52GP (Channel 52; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: DOUGLAS SHELDAHL)
  • K54GL (Channel 54; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KBIN-TV (Channel 32; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0POI, Grant Date: 08/09/1994, Expiration Date: 08/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2006, Registrant: Ona Lee Miller, Rfd 1, Silver City, IA 51571
  • Call Sign: KB0YNE, Licensee ID: L01181004, Grant Date: 08/10/2006, Expiration Date: 09/18/2016, Certifier: Ruth A Miller, Registrant: Ruth A Miller, 30889 Applewood Rd, Silver City, IA 51571

Most common first names in Silver City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William673.6 years
George676.7 years
Herman480.7 years
Edna493.7 years
Harry472.2 years
Earl382.7 years
Carl384.0 years
Alfred379.4 years
Edward376.0 years
Harold383.7 years
Most common last names in Silver City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1184.4 years
Schoening1085.7 years
Burgoin781.9 years
Mass678.8 years
Kahl488.3 years
Decker469.0 years
Kruse485.0 years
Maloney484.5 years
Hunt386.0 years
Deitchler366.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Silver City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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