Silver City, Mississippi

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Population in 2019: 288 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.5%
 
Males: 140  (48.6%)
Females: 148  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 39166.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $18,622 (it was $22,083 in 2000)
Silver City:

$18,622
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,769 (it was $15,459 in 2000)

Silver City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $70,025 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Silver City:

$70,025
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $74,627; detached houses: $80,852; mobile homes: $19,688

Median gross rent in 2019: $290.

March 2019 cost of living index in Silver City: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 61.1%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.8% for Black residents)



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Silver City, Mississippi as of October 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Silver City is 186 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (7.9%), English (1.9%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 111 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 473 people per square mile   (low).

Silver City, Mississippi map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $499 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $641 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (56.2 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (143.1 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (365.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Belzoni, MS (2.4 miles ),
Louise, MS (3.1 miles ),
Eden, MS (3.5 miles),
Isola, MS (3.6 miles ),
Tchula, MS (4.1 miles ),
Yazoo City, MS (4.2 miles ),
Inverness, MS (4.3 miles ),
Anguilla, MS (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.10 N, Longitude: 90.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

Distribution of median household income in Silver City, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Silver City, MS in 2019
Silver City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

12.2%
Mississippi:

6.0%
Most common industries in Silver City, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (25.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.7%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (27.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (16.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (24.6%)
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Silver City, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.7%)
  • Food processing workers (9.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Bus drivers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (21.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Religious workers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food processing workers (15.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Bus drivers (7.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.2%)
  • Teachers, special education (6.2%)

Average climate in Silver City, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Silver City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Silver City town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.9 miles away from the town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Silver City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 266% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from Silver City center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 173.8 miles away from Silver City center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.9 miles away from Silver City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humphreys County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silver City topographic map

Amtrak station near Silver City:

  • 18 miles: YAZOO CITY (222 W. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 25 miles; Moorhead, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 31 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Holmes Community College (about 35 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Delta State University (about 47 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi College (about 54 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,919)
  • Belhaven University (about 57 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 58 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Silver City Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Birthplace of: Spencer Haywood - Basketball player, Jack Reed (baseball) - Baseball player.

Humphreys County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Silver City:

Marital status in Silver City, MS
  • Never married: 44.0%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Silver City:

  • High school or higher: 63.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
Mississippi average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Silver City, MS (based on Humphreys County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,50415
Black Protestant1,0347
Mainline Protestant4776
Catholic491
Other71
None5,304-
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
Humphreys County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Humphreys County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Humphreys County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humphreys County:

41.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Humphreys County:

19.1%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Silver City:

47.2%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.4%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Silver City:

30.3
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
Mississippi:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Silver City:

16.9%
Mississippi:

11.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Silver City:

6.6
Mississippi:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

36.6%
Mississippi:

34.8%

General health condition:
Silver City:

48.9%
Mississippi:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.6%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Silver City, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,569
Totals for Government 0$0 1$2,569

Silver City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $39,000 ($135.42)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($62.50)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($45.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,000 ($24.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($17.36)

Silver City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($65.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($104.17)
  • Tax - Property: $34,000 ($118.06)

Silver City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,000 ($291.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000 ($267.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000 ($24.31)

Silver City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,000 ($125.00)

3.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($28,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.87%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sunflower County, MS  0.77% ($25,136 average AGI)


5.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Yazoo County, MS  0.69% ($27,850 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silver City:

  • WELZ (1460 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silver City:

  • WBYP (107.1 FM; BELZONI, MS; Owner: ZOO-BEL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WJNS-FM (92.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGNG (106.3 FM; TCHULA, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYAB (93.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: SSR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WGNL (104.3 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Silver City:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 423ft / 129mTotal length
  • $1,724,000Total costs
  • 15,185Total average daily traffic
  • 3,406Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,798Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Silver City, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Silver City, MS

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 6. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 18 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Silver City, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.5%), and Structure Fires (19.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Silver City, MS
    • 4645.5%Outside Fires
    • 2019.8%Structure Fires
    • 1817.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1716.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Silver City, MS
Most common first names in Silver City, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie1070.8 years
James1075.7 years
Robert973.9 years
John874.4 years
George781.3 years
Mary682.5 years
Annie676.9 years
Alice482.5 years
Charles471.0 years
Henry473.0 years
Most common last names in Silver City, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allen1270.7 years
Johnson1275.4 years
Williams1170.7 years
Lee969.6 years
Jones779.7 years
Richardson661.0 years
Battle670.7 years
Smith682.0 years
White574.2 years
Browder571.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Silver City, MS
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 37.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Silver City, MS
  • 66.2%Electricity
  • 33.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Silver City compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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