Silverton, Texas

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Population in 2014: 686 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 375  (54.7%)
Females: 311  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79257.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,793 (it was $27,014 in 2000)
Silverton:

$32,793
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,468 (it was $13,416 in 2000)

Silverton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $40,143 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Silverton:

$40,143
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $632.

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  • Races in Silverton, TX (2010)

    Silverton races chart
    • 47565.0%White alone
    • 23331.9%Hispanic
    • 152.1%Black alone
    • 71.0%Two or more races
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Silverton: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.9%), English (8.8%), German (8.5%), French (5.9%), Scottish (5.5%), Norwegian (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3278 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 682 people per square mile   (low).

Silverton, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Silverton:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silverton city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

104 residents are foreign born (10.2% Latin America, 2.3% Europe).

This city:

12.6%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Silverton, Texas as of December 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Silverton to the number of sex offenders is 232 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,254 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $606 (1.7%)

Silverton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (59.0 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (224.8 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (284.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Quitaque, TX (4.0 miles ), Providence, TX (4.4 miles ), Turkey, TX (4.9 miles ), Lockney, TX (5.0 miles ), Kress, TX (5.1 miles ), Tulia, TX (5.2 miles ), Seth Ward, TX (5.4 miles ), Plainview, TX (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 34.47 N, Longitude: 101.30 W

Area code: 806

Silverton household income distribution Silverton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-0.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Community and social service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Silverton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Silverton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the Silverton city center killed 21 people and injured 80 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1970, a category F4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 42 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Silverton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 314.0 miles away from Silverton center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.9 miles away from Silverton center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Briscoe County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Silverton topographic map

airports located in Silverton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silverton:

  • Wayland Baptist University (about 32 miles; Plainview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 50 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 59 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 70 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 70 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • South Plains College (about 87 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 113 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high school in Silverton:

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Notable locations in Silverton: Silverton Volunteer Fire Department (A), Silverton Volunteer Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 41.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Silverton (2011 data):

  • Happy State Bank: Silverton Branch at 500 Main Street, branch established on 2000/12/15. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $1,840.0 mil, Deposits: $1,625.4 mil, headquarters in Happy, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Happy Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.3
Texas average:

14.4

Silverton travel time to work - commute Silverton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Silverton city (based on Briscoe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,1176
Mainline Protestant2762
Catholic1552
Other2-
None87-
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: 1
Briscoe County:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Briscoe County:

13.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Briscoe County:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.8%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Silverton:

42.3%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.3%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Silverton:

11.0%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

51.0%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Silverton:

75.2%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Silverton, TX Residents
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 1$5,150$61,8000$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,142$25,7040$0
Water Supply 1$2,070$24,8400$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$760
Totals for Government 3$9,362$37,4481$760

Silverton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $163,000 ($237.61)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($160.35)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($118.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($78.72)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($26.24)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($8.75)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $75,000 ($109.33)

Silverton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $72,000 ($104.96)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($27.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $36,000 ($52.48)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $138,000 ($201.17)
  • Tax - Property: $63,000 ($91.84)
    Total General Sales: $22,000 ($32.07)
    Public Utilities: $19,000 ($27.70)

Silverton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $90,000 ($131.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $66,000 ($96.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $24,000 ($34.99)

Silverton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($87.46)

7.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

6.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Silverton:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KTUE (1260 AM; 1 kW; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silverton:

  • KBTE (104.9 FM; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHDY (97.3 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KKYN-FM (106.9 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Silverton:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • K41CA (Channel 41; KRESS, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • K25CP (Channel 25; KRESS, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K36CC (Channel 36; KRESS/PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: KVII OPERATING, L.P.)
  • K54AW (Channel 54; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)
  • K56DM (Channel 56; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)
  • K35EM (Channel 35; QUITAQUE, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K58DF (Channel 58; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)
  • K60BW (Channel 60; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)

Silverton fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 1979 11:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Silverton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Briscoe County Courthouse (Lat: 34.473667 Lon: -101.302111), Call Sign: KNDQ313
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.1800 MHz, 155.730 MHz, 155.370 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/25/2023Registrant: Briscoe County Sheriff\'s Office, Silverton, TX 79257, Phone: (806) 823-2135, Fax: (806) 823-2141, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SILVERTON, 3.0 Miles N Of Sr-86, 4.1 Miles Ne Of Sr-207 (Lat: 34.523667 Lon: -101.258500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPNC523
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2014Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • SILVERTON, 1789 County Road 13 (Lat: 34.476972 Lon: -101.311306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 104.2 m, Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: WQRY512
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 08/14/2013, Expiration Date: 08/14/2023, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2015, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • SILVERTON, 3.0 Miles N Of Sr-86, 4.1 Miles Ne Of Sr-207 (Lat: 34.523667 Lon: -101.258500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQSG418
    Assigned Frequencies: 6137.92 MHzGrant Date: 09/17/2013, Expiration Date: 09/17/2023, Certifier: Kevin B CoyneRegistrant: Fiberlight, LLC, 4360 Beltway Pl, Suite 230, Arlington, TX 76018, Phone: (972) 832-3176, Email:
  • SILVERTON, 1789 C.R. 13 (Lat: 34.476972 Lon: -101.311306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 104.2 m, Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: WQVW206
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 05/26/2015, Expiration Date: 05/26/2025, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • SILVERTON, 0.5 Mile North Of (Lat: 34.552278 Lon: -101.290417), Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: KLH35
    Assigned Frequencies: 6182.40 MHz, 6241.70 MHz, 6301.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/29/2008, Certifier: Belinda J MurphyRegistrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7000, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K5YWJ, Grant Date: 05/24/1994, Expiration Date: 05/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2003, Registrant: Perry W Thomas, 406 Loretta St, Silverton, TX 79257
  • Call Sign: N5IKT, Previous Call Sign: KA5VVZ, Licensee ID: L00152739, Grant Date: 03/16/2004, Expiration Date: 05/17/2014, Certifier: Juannah S Brice, Registrant: Juannah S Brice, 1100 Stalbird, Silverton, TX 79256
  • Call Sign: WA5AYF, Grant Date: 04/30/1998, Expiration Date: 04/30/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2010, Registrant: Charles N Whitfill, Box 187, Silverton, TX 79257

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Silverton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Silverton, TX
Most common first names in Silverton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1282.8 years
William1178.8 years
James1079.8 years
Joe779.8 years
Frank768.9 years
John775.7 years
Ruby780.7 years
Willie572.2 years
Roy571.2 years
Annie591.6 years
Most common last names in Silverton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1080.0 years
Burson983.6 years
Brown979.1 years
Davis871.9 years
Arnold872.1 years
Baird768.7 years
Stephens681.3 years
Thomas678.5 years
Perkins671.8 years
Garvin673.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Silverton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Silverton on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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