Silver City, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 9,647 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 4,550  (47.2%)
Females: 5,097  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88061.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,267 (it was $25,881 in 2000)
Silver City:

$35,267
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,143 (it was $13,813 in 2000)

Silver City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,005 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Silver City:

$139,005
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Silver City: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.9%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.2% for American Indian residents, 53.8% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Silver City, NM (2017)
    • 5,32553.8%Hispanic
    • 4,08041.2%White alone
    • 2312.3%Two or more races
    • 1731.7%American Indian alone
    • 610.6%Black alone
    • 200.2%Asian alone
    • 80.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Silver City, New Mexico as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Silver City is 421 to 1.


Crime rates in Silver City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(10.0)
2
(19.7)
3
(30.3)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(49.8)
7
(69.1)
5
(50.5)
5
(50.4)
7
(67.9)
6
(57.4)
9
(86.3)
16
(155.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(89.6)
7
(69.1)
9
(90.9)
5
(50.4)
4
(38.8)
6
(57.4)
4
(38.4)
14
(136.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
51
(507.9)
75
(740.0)
67
(676.6)
73
(736.3)
77
(746.8)
86
(822.3)
68
(652.0)
56
(544.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
160
(1,593)
198
(1,954)
154
(1,555)
174
(1,755)
179
(1,736)
156
(1,492)
134
(1,285)
168
(1,633)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
511
(5,089)
467
(4,608)
361
(3,645)
372
(3,752)
391
(3,792)
442
(4,226)
388
(3,720)
469
(4,560)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(507.9)
52
(513.1)
29
(292.8)
28
(282.4)
26
(252.2)
30
(286.8)
25
(239.7)
30
(291.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(19.9)
3
(29.6)
3
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
7
(67.9)
4
(38.2)
4
(38.4)
3
(29.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)543.9625.6541.7518.4508.7524.0488.0594.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
New Mexico average:

2.12
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Ancestries: American (4.5%), German (4.3%), English (3.4%), Irish (3.2%), Italian (1.9%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5938 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 952 people per square mile   (low).

Silver City, New Mexico map

325 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This town:

3.3%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $555 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $603 (0.5%)

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: +2,717 (+27.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,526 (84.9%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Silver City, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Silver City, NM in 2017
Silver City satellite photo by USGS

Silver City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Silver City, NM
Historical housing units in Silver City, NM
Most common industries in Silver City, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.4%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.5%)
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Silver City, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)

Average climate in Silver City, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Silver City, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2014 was 52.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.597. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.597
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2014 was 38.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.7
U.S.:

33.3

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 Silver 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 the 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 Silver City center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 435.6 miles away from Silver 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 the 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 Silver 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silver City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Silver City:

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

Airports and heliports located in Silver City:

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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)

Public high schools in Silver City:

  • ALDO LEOPOLD CHARTER (Students: 75, Location: 1422 HWY 180 EAST, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)
  • SILVER HIGH (Location: 3200 NORTH SILVER ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Silver City:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 49, Location: 3001 HIGHWAY 90 S, Grades: PK-12)
  • DOWN TO EARTH SCHOOL (Students: 17, Location: 716 W MARKET ST, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Silver City:

  • HARRISON SCHMITT ELEMENTARY (Location: 4042 HWY 90 SW, Grades: PK-5)
  • JOSE BARRIOS ELEMENTARY (Location: 1625 LITTLE WALNUT, Grades: KG-5)
  • LA PLATA MIDDLE (Location: 3500 NORTH SILVER ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • SIXTH STREET ELEMENTARY (Location: 405 WEST 6TH, Grades: KG-5)
  • G.W.STOUT ELEMENTARY (Location: 2601 NORTH SILVER ST, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Silver City:

  • GUADALUPE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 60, Location: 1731 N ALABAMA ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • AGAPE ACADEMY (Students: 32, Location: 1301 N SANTA RITA ST, Grades: PK-8)
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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Silver City:

Marital status in Silver City, NM
  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Silver City:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Silver City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Grant County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grant 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%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Silver City:

49.1%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.0%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Silver City:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Silver City:

34.0%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Silver City, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$126,571$48,9950$0
Firefighters 24$94,176$47,0880$0
Financial Administration 15$58,052$46,4420$0
Parks and Recreation 14$32,763$28,0833$2,261
Other Government Administration 11$32,333$35,2722$2,737
Water Supply 9$33,212$44,2830$0
Sewerage 9$29,809$39,7450$0
Local Libraries 8$17,856$26,7843$2,447
Streets and Highways 7$16,353$28,0340$0
Police - Other 6$17,185$34,3700$0
Judicial and Legal 5$9,307$22,3370$0
Solid Waste Management 5$11,900$28,5600$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 144$479,517$39,9608$7,445

Silver City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,035,000 ($107.29)
    Sewerage: $784,000 ($81.27)
    Water Utilities: $556,000 ($57.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $200,000 ($20.73)
    General Public Buildings: $132,000 ($13.68)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,111,000 ($426.14)
    Police Protection: $2,840,000 ($294.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,975,000 ($204.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,970,000 ($204.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,756,000 ($182.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,232,000 ($127.71)
    Sewerage: $1,161,000 ($120.35)
    Libraries: $433,000 ($44.88)
    Regular Highways: $432,000 ($44.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $283,000 ($29.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $213,000 ($22.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $153,000 ($15.86)
    Financial Administration: $127,000 ($13.16)
    General Public Buildings: $113,000 ($11.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $274,000 ($28.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($4.77)
    General Public Building: $12,000 ($1.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.52)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($1.35)

Silver City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,428,000 ($251.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,200,000 ($228.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($6.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $3,728,000 ($386.44)
    Sewerage: $1,670,000 ($173.11)
    Highways: $413,000 ($42.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $134,000 ($13.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $79,000 ($8.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,221,000 ($437.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $758,000 ($78.57)
    Highways: $552,000 ($57.22)
    Water Utilities: $493,000 ($51.10)
    General Local Government Support: $413,000 ($42.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $226,000 ($23.43)
    Other: $28,000 ($2.90)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,682,000 ($899.97)
    Property: $574,000 ($59.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $408,000 ($42.29)
    Other: $405,000 ($41.98)
    Other Selective Sales: $75,000 ($7.77)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $65,000 ($6.74)

Silver City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,559,000 ($1509.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,839,000 ($1019.90)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,615,000 ($582.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $895,000 ($92.77)

Silver City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,944,000 ($201.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,330,000 ($241.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $475,000 ($49.24)

4.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.44% ($42,457 average AGI)
from Pima County, AZ  0.38% ($53,525)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.26% ($36,185)


5.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,581 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.67% ($33,486 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.43% ($44,578)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.41% ($27,442)
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

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Silver City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.6mTotal length
  • $5,272,000Total costs
  • 109,622Total average daily traffic
  • 14,772Total average daily truck traffic
  • 203,169Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Silver City, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Silver City, NM

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 fires per year is 85. The highest number of fires - 250 took place in 2011, and the least - 7 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Silver City, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (62.3%), and Structure Fires (20.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Silver City, NM
    • 84662.3%Outside Fires
    • 28420.9%Structure Fires
    • 16312.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 644.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Silver City, NM

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

  • Copper Manor Motel, 710 Silver Hts Blvd, Silver City, New Mexico 88061 , Phone: (575) 538-5392, Fax: (575) 538-5830
  • Econo Lodge Silver City, 1120 Hwy 180 E, Silver City, New Mexico 88061 , Phone: (800) 553-2666, Fax: (575) 534-2222
  • Comfort Inn, 1060 East Hwy 180, Silver City, New Mexico 88061 , Phone: (575) 534-1883, Fax: (505) 534-0778
  • Super 8, 1040 E Us Hwy 180, Silver City, New Mexico 88061 , Phone: (505) 388-1983, Fax: (505) 534-1883
  • Breathe Inn Lodge, 1122 Hwy 35, Silver City, New Mexico 88061 , Phone: (888) 538-5350, Fax: (575) 536-3812
  • Drifter Motel, 711 Silver Heights Blvd, Silver City, New Mexico 88062 , Phone: (575) 538-2916, Fax: (575) 538-5703
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Silver City, New Mexico
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Silver City, NM
  • 74.4%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Silver City, NM
  • 68.9%Utility gas
  • 24.6%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel


Silver City compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Silver City on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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