Silver City, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 882. Population change since 2000: -23.0%
Males: 429  (48.7%)
Females: 453  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28376.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,323 (it was $25,238 in 2000)
Silver City:

$30,323
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,441 (it was $13,139 in 2000)

Silver City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,946 (it was $46,200 in 2000)
Silver City:

$70,946
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $66,209; Detached houses: $77,032; Mobile homes: $43,711

Median gross rent in 2012: $940.

Silver City races chart
  • Black alone - 792 (89.8%)
  • White alone - 34 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Silver City: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (8.7%), United States (5.4%), Subsaharan African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 1.53 square miles.

Population density: 575 people per square mile   (low).

Silver City,NC real estate house value index trend

Silver City, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Silver City:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver City CDP:

  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $812 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $345 (2.0%)

Silver City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (18.3 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (65.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (412.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Raeford, NC (0.9 miles ), Bowmore, NC (2.4 miles) , Dundarrach, NC (2.5 miles) , Five Points, NC (2.7 miles ), Rockfish, NC (3.0 miles ), Ashley Heights, NC (3.2 miles ), Wagram, NC (3.3 miles ), Shannon, NC (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 34.99 N, Longitude: 79.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Silver City household income distribution Silver City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (26%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Silver City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Silver City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Silver City place center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 21.8 miles away from the place center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Silver City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from Silver City center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from Silver City center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hoke County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silver City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Silver City:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF RAEFORD (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; RAEFORD, NC)
  • OLD FARM ROAD HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; RAEFORD, NC)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; RAEFORD, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF HOKE COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; RAEFORD, NC)
  • EASTBROOK HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; RED SPRINGS, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF FAYETTEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FAYETTEVILLE, NC)
  • RED SPRINGS DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; RED SPRINGS, NC)

Amtrak stations near Silver City:

  • 16 miles: SOUTHERN PINES (N. WEST BROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: FAYETTEVILLE (472 HAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 18 miles; Fayetteville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 10,114)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 19 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 20 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 22 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Methodist University (about 23 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Richmond Community College (about 29 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • Robeson Community College (about 29 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

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Churches in Silver City include: Mount Calvary Church (A), Rockfish Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hoke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 62.0. This is about average.

City:

62.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.114. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.114
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.87
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.6%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Silver City compared to North Carolina state average:

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

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:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Silver City CDP (based on Hoke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.46%
Here: 22.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents58.5%19.3%13.3%4.6%4.4%
Congregations41.4%17.2%20.7%3.4%17.2%
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: 8
Hoke County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hoke County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Hoke County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hoke County:

32.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

21.3%
State:

15.6%

15.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.09%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,141 average AGI)
Hoke County:

0.44%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, NC  5.38% ($33,565 average AGI)
from Robeson County, NC  0.69% ($22,009)
from Moore County, NC  0.49% ($31,147)


12.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.60%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.50% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,469 average AGI)
Hoke County:

0.50%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  3.52% ($30,276 average AGI)
to Robeson County, NC  0.92% ($29,601)
to Moore County, NC  0.60% ($40,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Silver City:

  • WMFA (1400 AM; 1 kW; RAEFORD, NC; Owner: W & V BROADCASTING)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WQNX (1350 AM; 3 kW; ABERDEEN, NC; Owner: GOLF CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIDU (1600 AM; 5 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: W I D U BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silver City:

  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W290AD (105.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFSS (91.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCCG (104.5 FM; HOPE MILLS, NC; Owner: DR. JAMES E. CARSON)
  • WBFY (90.3 FM; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W202BQ (88.3 FM; ABERDEEN, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Silver City:

  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD4EOE, Licensee ID: L00394118
    Grant Date: 08/28/2001, Expiration Date: 09/03/2011, Certifier: Carl D Skipper
    Registrant: Carl D Skipper, 34 Hoot Owl Ln, Silver City, NC 27344
  • Call Sign: KE4KQA
    Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006
    Registrant: Louis P Forrisi Jr, Rt 2 Box 99b, Silver City, NC 27344

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$149,0623$79,04318$137,0942$26,0903$73,9271$82,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$98,9900$02$96,0550$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$100,3601$69,0707$84,9991$10,7401$111,7800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$127,6450$06$107,0100$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$104,3700$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9703.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$53,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9703.00

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