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Population in 2012: 10,273 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 

Males: 4,887  (47.6%)
Females: 5,386  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88061.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,641 (it was $25,881 in 2000)
Silver City:

$33,641
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,295

Silver City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $125,415 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Silver City:

$125,415
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $127,429; Detached houses: $136,291; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,256; In 2-unit structures: $188,872; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $223,664; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $660,670; Mobile homes: $75,418; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,547

Median gross rent in 2012: $591.

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Silver City races chart
  • Hispanic - 5,369 (52.0%)
  • White alone - 4,415 (42.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 269 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 107 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 73 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 73 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Silver City: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.9%), English (9.8%), Irish (7.5%), United States (3.9%), French (2.7%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5938 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,013 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Silver City:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver City town:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

665 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe).

This town:  6.4%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Silver City, New Mexico as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Silver City to the number of sex offenders is 685 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $543 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $461 (0.4%)

Silver City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (93.5 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (128.0 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (226.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rosedale, NM (1.4 miles ), Arenas Valley, NM (2.3 miles ), Santa Clara, NM (2.6 miles ), Bayard, NM (2.9 miles ), North Hurley, NM (3.0 miles ), Cobre, NM (3.1 miles) , Hurley, NM (3.2 miles ), Hanover, NM (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 32.78 N, Longitude: 108.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,970 (+28.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,211 (77.8%)

Area code: 505

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Crime rates in Silver City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 111012310010
per 100,000 9.49.39.70.010.019.730.310.10.00.09.60.0
Rapes 3235575576916
per 100,000 28.318.629.149.049.869.150.550.467.957.486.3155.6
Robberies 7764979546414
per 100,000 66.065.158.139.289.669.190.950.438.857.438.4136.1
Assaults 312838195175677377866856
per 100,000 292.3260.4368.2186.2507.9740.0676.6736.3746.8822.3652.0544.5
Burglaries 171273168197160198154174179156134168
per 100,000 1612.62538.61627.71930.21593.31953.61555.11754.91736.21491.51284.81633.4
Thefts 446527477405511467361372391442388469
per 100,000 4206.04900.54621.63968.35088.64607.83645.43751.93792.44226.03720.04560.0
Auto thefts 161528265152292826302530
per 100,000 150.9139.5271.3254.8507.9513.1292.8282.4252.2286.8239.7291.7
Arson 4N/A0223307443
per 100,000 37.7N/A0.019.619.929.630.30.067.938.238.429.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 412.8489.8454.1402.3543.7625.4541.5518.2508.6523.8487.9594.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Silver City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 38 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
New Mexico average:

2.24

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Silver City tourist attractions:

Silver City, New Mexico accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -451 (-4.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Silver City, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Silver City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/8/2007 at 07:15:40, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2007 at 09:30:41, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.4 miles away from Silver City center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silver City topographic map

Birthplace of: Paul Benedict - Film actor, Delbert O. Jennings - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Karen Shepherd - Congresswoman, Leslie Graves - Television actor, Rudy White - Basketball player.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Silver City: Delbert O. Jennings.


Hospitals/medical centers in Silver City:

  • SILVER CITY DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, 1310 SUNSET LN)
  • GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Home Health Center, 1400 HIGHWAY 180 EAST)
  • HORIZON HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 1260 EAST 32ND STREET)
  • GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1313 E 32ND ST)
  • HACIENDA DE SALUD SILVER CITY (Nursing Home, 3514 LESLIE RD)
  • SILVER CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3514 FOWLER AVE)

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Airports and heliports located in Silver City:


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Local government website: TOWNOFSILVERCITY.ORG

College/University in Silver City:

  • Western New Mexico University (Full-time enrollment: 1,758; Location: 1000 W. College Ave; Public; Website: www.wnmu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

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

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 87 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,285)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 95 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 96 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 125 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 12,687)
  • El Paso Community College (about 133 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 10,943)
  • University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus (about 157 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,465)
  • University of Arizona (about 161 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 33,106)

Private high school in Silver City:

  • AGAPE ACADEMY (Students: 35; Location: 1301 N SANTA RITA ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Silver City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Silver City:

  • GUADALUPE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 1731 N ALABAMA ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 3001 HWY 90; Grades: PK - 11)
  • DOWN TO EARTH SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 716 W MARKET ST; Grades: KG - 11)
See full list of schools located in Silver City

Library in Silver City:

  • THE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $413,086; Location: 515 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE; 42,651 books; 1,863 audio materials; 973 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 89 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Silver City: Silver City District Ranger Office (A), Silver City Historic District (B), Western New Mexico University Historic District (C), Chihuahua Hill Historic District (D), Saint Marys Academy Historic District (E), Blacks Addition Historic District Historic Site (F), Silver City North Addition Historic District (G), Meredith and Allman Bank Block Historic Site (H), Ritch Hall Historic Site (I), Treasure Hill Historic Site (J), Silver City Weather Station (K), Silver City Public Library (L), Western New Mexico University Museum (M), Silver City Museum (N), Francis McGray Gallery (O), Silver City Fire Department Station 1 (P), Grant County Courthouse (Q), Isaac N Cohen House (R), O S Warren House Historic Site (S), Stine-Fleming House Historic Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Silver City include: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard (A), Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ (B), Baptist Student Center (C), Messiah Lutheran Church (D), Saint Francis Newman Center (E), The Church of Latter Day Saints (F), Christian Science Society Church (G), Potters House Christian Church (H), Prima Iglesia Buatista (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memory Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: San Vicente Arroyo (A), Silva Creek (B), Pinos Altos Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Silver City: Silver City Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Silver City Museum Society Store & Volunter Crdntr (312 West Broadway Street).

Hotels: Silver City RV Park (1304 North Bennett Street Ofc), Inn On Broadway (411 West Broadway Street), Holiday Motor Hotel (3420 Highway 180 E), Comfort Inn (1060 Highway 180 East), Econo Lodge - Silver City (1120 Highway 180 East), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1103 East Superior Street), Super 8 Silver City NM (1040 E Highway 180), Affordable Self Storage (2611 North Juniper Avenue), Silver City Super 8 Motel (1040 Highway 180 E Uppr).

Courts: Silver City Town - Municipal Court (213 North Bullard Street), Teen Court of Grant (2610 North Silver Street), New Mexico State Government - District Court- District Court Clerk (Courthouse), New Mexico State Government - Children's Court- Children Youth & Families Depart (214 North Black Street).

 
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.0324. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0324
U.S.:

2.4332
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

22.1
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.
City:

5.00
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 38.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

38.6
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Silver City and their reported violations in the past:

ARENAS VALLEY MDWCA (Population served: 1242, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIO DE ARENAS, LLC (Population served: 277, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and APR-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2000), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2000)
TROUT VALLEY PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Silver City that have no violations reported:

  • ROSEDALE MDWCA (Population served: 238, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SNOW LAKE RECREATION AREA-USFS GILA (Population served: 38, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.3% for American Indian residents, 17.6% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Silver City, NM

People in group quarters in Silver City in 2010:

  • 217 people in college/university student housing
  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Silver City in 2000:

  • 192 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 55 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Silver City compared to New Mexico state average:

Silver City, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Silver City (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Silver City Motor Branch at 119 11th Street, branch established on 1997/08/15; Silver City Main Branch at 1203 North Hudson Street, branch established on 1946/11/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First New Mexico Bank of Silver City: First New Mexico Bank Of Silver City at 1100 N. Hudson, branch established on 2009/12/28; First New Mexico Bank Of Silver City at 1928 Hwy 180 East, branch established on 1984/01/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.9 mil, Deposits: $75.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First New Mexico Financial Corporation
  • First Savings Bank: 1221 North Hudson Branch at 1221 North Hudson, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $436.6 mil, Deposits: $352.8 mil, headquarters in Beresford, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Silver City Main Branch at 1201 N Pope Street, branch established on 1906/03/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Western Bank: Silver City Branch at 333 Hwy 180 West, branch established on 2003/05/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $146.5 mil, Deposits: $123.0 mil, headquarters in Lordsburg, NM, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lordsburg Financial Corporation
  • AmBank: Ambank at 1609 N Swan Street, branch established on 1997/05/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $119.6 mil, Deposits: $101.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Artesia Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Silver City, New Mexico:

  • Copper Manor Motel, 710 Silver Hts Blvd, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (575) 538-5392, Fax: (575) 538-5830
  • Econo Lodge Silver City, 1120 Hwy 180 E, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (800) 553-2666, Fax: (575) 534-2222
  • Holiday Motor Hotel, 3420 Hwy 180 E, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (800) 828-8291, Fax: (505) 538-3711
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior St, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (505) 538-2525
  • Comfort Inn, 1060 East Hwy 180, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (575) 534-1883, Fax: (505) 534-0778
  • Super 8, 1040 E Us Hwy 180, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (505) 388-1983, Fax: (505) 534-1883
  • Breathe Inn Lodge, 1122 Hwy 35, Silver City, NM 88061 , Phone: (888) 538-5350, Fax: (575) 536-3812
  • Drifter Motel, 711 Silver Heights Blvd, Silver City, NM 88062 , Phone: (575) 538-2916, Fax: (575) 538-5703
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Silver City, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Silver City travel time to work - commute


Silver City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Silver City town (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.60%
Here88.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents79.0%7.7%5.1%2.1%1.4%
Congregations22.6%13.2%11.3%5.7%9.4%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.1%0.9%0.7%0.4%1.6%
Congregations9.4%3.8%1.9%1.9%20.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Grant County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Grant County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

7.3%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
State:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$45,453$30,3020$0
Other Government Administration 10$31,370$37,6440$0
Judicial and Legal 5$8,435$20,2440$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$98,645$34,8160$0
Police - Other 4$7,663$22,9891$399
Firefighters 23$63,433$33,0950$0
Fire - Other 2$7,612$45,6720$0
Streets and Highways 9$14,032$18,7090$0
Welfare 10$21,164$25,3970$0
Solid Waste Management 8$15,602$23,4030$0
Sewerage 13$31,304$28,8960$0
Parks and Recreation 10$17,608$21,1304$4,877
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$27,372$41,0580$0
Water Supply 14$38,475$32,9790$0
Local Libraries 10$29,962$35,9543$1,339
Other and Unallocable 4$8,847$26,5410$0
Totals for Government 182$466,977$30,7908$6,615

Silver City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $162,000 ($15.77)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($1.27)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,588,000 ($251.92)
    Water Utilities: $2,537,000 ($246.96)
    Financial Administration: $1,629,000 ($158.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,443,000 ($140.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,358,000 ($132.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,342,000 ($130.63)
    Sewerage: $1,036,000 ($100.85)
    Central Staff Services: $767,000 ($74.66)
    Regular Highways: $681,000 ($66.29)
    Correctional Institutions: $125,000 ($12.17)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($7.69)
    Corrections - Other: $39,000 ($3.80)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($2.04)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $286,000 ($27.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $892,000 ($86.83)
    Water Utilities: $745,000 ($72.52)
    Sewerage: $304,000 ($29.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($6.23)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($2.92)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($0.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,275,000 ($221.45)

Silver City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,134,000 ($110.39)
    Sewerage: $1,054,000 ($102.60)
    All Other: $111,000 ($10.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $400,000 ($38.94)
    Interest Earnings: $208,000 ($20.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $50,000 ($4.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,581,000 ($251.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,438,000 ($432.01)
    All Other: $429,000 ($41.76)
    Highways: $9,000 ($0.88)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($0.58)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,699,000 ($262.73)
    Property: $1,837,000 ($178.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $583,000 ($56.75)
    Other License: $292,000 ($28.42)
    NEC: $204,000 ($19.86)

Silver City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,948,000 ($773.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,319,000 ($712.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,079,000 ($105.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000 ($43.80)

Silver City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $247,000 ($24.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,999,000 ($389.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $946,000 ($92.09)

7.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

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:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.50% ($26,471 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.50% ($34,200)
from Pima County, AZ  0.50% ($59,600)


7.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,846 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

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:
to Dona Ana County, NM  1.03% ($25,596 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.56% ($29,893)
to Pima County, AZ  0.56% ($38,179)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silver City:

  • KNFT (950 AM; 5 kW; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silver City:

  • KNFT-FM (102.9 FM; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KNUW (95.3 FM; SANTA CLARA, NM; Owner: MEL-MIKE ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K212EH (90.3 FM; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • K204BU (88.7 FM; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KSCQ (92.9 FM; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: PAUL D. HUNTER)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KPSA-FM (97.9 FM; LORDSBURG, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • K216CK (91.1 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KKVS (98.7 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K204CE (88.7 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KJIK (100.7 FM; DUNCAN, AZ; Owner: WILLIAM S. KONOPNICKI)
  • KFMM (99.1 FM; THATCHER, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KWNM (105.5 FM; HURLEY, NM; Owner: BBC RADIO)
  • K217AP (91.3 FM; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Silver City:

  • K28GK (Channel 28; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV.)
  • KOBG-TV (Channel 6; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K02ES (Channel 2; SILVER CITY, ETC., NM; Owner: KDBC-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOVT (Channel 10; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K45EC (Channel 45; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K25DI (Channel 25; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Silver City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 51 meters (167ft)
Total costs: $5,805,000
Total average daily traffic: 129,439
Total average daily truck traffic: 25,413

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 6
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Silver City, NM


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 107
  • Hazardous Condition: 73
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Silver City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Silver City, NM

Most common first names in Silver City, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert8371.4 years
John8375.3 years
Mary7779.3 years
William7076.8 years
James5573.3 years
George4374.0 years
Helen4380.0 years
Charles3875.4 years
Richard3565.0 years
Manuel3267.9 years
Most common last names in Silver City, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3378.0 years
Garcia2982.2 years
Martinez2868.2 years
Johnson2879.7 years
Lopez2568.0 years
Gonzales2575.8 years
Madrid2472.5 years
Acosta2274.5 years
Hernandez2074.8 years
Jones1872.2 years
Businesses in Silver City, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike3
Big O Tires1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
Browse common businesses in Silver City, NM


Silver City on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Barbara J. Savage (7)
  • Rafael Garcia Navarro (2)
  • Brett Ashford (1)
  • William E. Voyce, Iv (1)
  • Bret Ashford (1)
  • William James Ross Dunseath (1)
  • Gordon James West (1)
  • Ryan Herbon (1)
  • John Scott Westmoreland (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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