For population 25 years and over in Silver City:
For population 15 years and over in Silver City city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,197 (1.3%)
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: 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 ), Emerson, IA (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 95.64 W
Area code: 712
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+3.2%).
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
Silver City-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 188% 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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 96% 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 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 Silver City center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.7. This is better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.00. This is significantly better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0378. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.499. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.2%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Silver City compared to Iowa state average:
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Religion statistics for Silver City (based on Mills County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.85%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,565 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,535 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.