Silver City, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 10,273 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 5,022  (48.9%)
Females: 5,251  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 88061.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,245 (it was $25,881 in 2000)
Silver City:

$34,245
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,223 (it was $13,813 in 2000)

Silver City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,241 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Silver City:

$131,241
NM:

$159,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $607.

  • Races in Silver City, NM (2013)

    Silver City races chart
    • 5,76056.0%Hispanic
    • 3,97938.7%White alone
    • 2502.4%Two or more races
    • 1611.6%American Indian alone
    • 540.5%Black alone
    • 250.2%Asian alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Silver City: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.6%), English (8.3%), Irish (5.5%), United States (4.9%), Italian (2.5%), French (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   (low).

Silver City, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Silver City:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver City town:

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

435 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This town:

4.1%
New Mexico:

8.2%



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 August 03, 2015.
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 2013: $512 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $550 (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: +3,110 (+30.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,079 (84.3%)

Area code: 505

Silver City household income distribution Silver City home values distribution

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 1,612.62,538.61,627.71,930.21,593.31,953.61,555.11,754.91,736.21,491.51,284.81,633.4
Thefts 446527477405511467361372391442388469
per 100,000 4,206.04,900.54,621.63,968.35,088.64,607.83,645.43,751.93,792.44,226.03,720.04,560.0
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 index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.0) 412.8489.8454.1402.3543.7625.4541.5518.2508.6523.8487.9594.1

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City-data.com crime index 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

Silver City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -451 (-4.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Silver City, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Silver City, New Mexico average temperatures Silver City, New Mexico average precipitation Silver City, New Mexico humidity Silver City, New Mexico wind speed Silver City, New Mexico snowfall Silver City, New Mexico sunshine Silver City, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Silver City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 198% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 486.1 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 431.6 miles away from Silver City center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 484.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 435.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 428.1 miles away from Silver City center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 392.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 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 Recipients

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Silver City:

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

Airports and heliports located in Silver City:

See details about airports and heliports located in Silver City, NM

College/University in Silver City:

  • Western New Mexico University (Full-time enrollment: 2,456; Location: 1000 W. College Ave; Public; Website: www.wnmu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Silver City:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 87 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 96 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 96 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 125 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • Cochise College (about 129 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Vista College (about 129 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • El Paso Community College (about 132 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.8. This is better than average.

City:

57.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.00293. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00293
U.S.:

1.92902

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 5.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.04
U.S.:

9.14

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

SILVER CITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 15,745, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-31-2009 to MAR-31-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUN-08-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014)
PINOS ALTOS MDWCA (Population served: 350, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2012)
CASAS ADOBES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 343, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
TROUT MOUNTAIN ASSOC INC (Address: 909 N. Hudson St. , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2012)
  • 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), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-30-2006 to JUN-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-05-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-01-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-01-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-01-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

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

  • ARENAS VALLEY MDWCA (Address: 44 KIRKLAND RD , Population served: 1,756, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • ROSEDALE MDWCA (Population served: 285, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.4%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.3% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.2% for American Indian residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 9.9% 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

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, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Silver City compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
New Mexico average:

13.6

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,58713
Evangelical Protestant2,53027
Other1,75713
Mainline Protestant8737
None14,767-
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: 4
Grant County:

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.
State:

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
Grant County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

19.6%
New Mexico:

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

16.1%
State:

11.5%
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
Financial Administration 10$23,300$27,9600$0
Other Government Administration 7$24,067$41,2580$0
Judicial and Legal 5$7,641$18,3380$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$127,537$45,0130$0
Police - Other 4$6,831$20,4930$0
Firefighters 25$81,240$38,9950$0
Streets and Highways 8$11,863$17,7950$0
Solid Waste Management 6$11,648$23,2960$0
Sewerage 10$22,611$27,1330$0
Parks and Recreation 12$26,371$26,3710$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,679$44,1480$0
Water Supply 14$39,867$34,1720$0
Local Libraries 6$14,729$29,4580$0
Other and Unallocable 15$35,036$28,0292$4,022
Totals for Government 157$436,420$33,3572$4,022

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)

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.37% ($25,175 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.29% ($27,129)
from Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($27,310)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.99% ($21,566 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.43% ($39,500)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.40% ($25,186)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 51m167ftTotal length
  • $5,805,000Total costs
  • 129,439Total average daily traffic
  • 25,413Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 61940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 41970-1979
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
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

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