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Population in 2012: 697 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 

Males: 371  (53.4%)
Females: 326  (46.6%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79257.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,157 (it was $27,014 in 2000)
Silverton:

$32,157
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,666

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,429 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Silverton:

$35,429
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $29,775; Detached houses: $30,928; Townhouses or other attached units: $26,852; Mobile homes: $4,882

Median gross rent in 2012: $444.

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  • White alone - 475 (65.0%)
  • Hispanic - 233 (31.9%)
  • Black alone - 15 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Silverton: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (17.2%), German (10.3%), English (7.5%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (4.5%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3278 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 693 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Silverton:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silverton city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

98 residents are foreign born

This city:  10.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Silverton, Texas as of August 22, 2014.
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 2012: $1,250 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $344 (1.2%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Silverton-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 172% 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 above Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Silverton center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Silverton center
On 8/7/2000 at 17:19:08, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML), 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, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Silverton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silverton:

  • West Texas A & M University (about 50 miles; Canyon, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 59 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 70 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 70 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • South Plains College (about 87 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 119 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • Cameron University (about 164 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)

Public high school in Silverton:

  • Silverton School (Students: 163; Location: 700 LORETTA ST; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 88)
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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 2012: 21.9%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 51.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 12.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Silverton, TX

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 significantly 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.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 104.97%
Here105.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents58.2%14.7%14.5%11.1%1.5%
Congregations27.3%18.2%18.2%27.3%9.1%
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: 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,975$35,7001$510
Solid Waste Management 1$2,040$24,4800$0
Water Supply 1$1,870$22,4400$0
Totals for Government 3$6,885$27,5401$510

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $163,000 ($233.86)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($157.82)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($116.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($77.47)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($25.82)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($8.61)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($7.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $75,000 ($107.60)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $72,000 ($103.30)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($27.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $36,000 ($51.65)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $138,000 ($197.99)
  • Tax - Property: $63,000 ($90.39)
    Total General Sales: $22,000 ($31.56)
    Public Utilities: $19,000 ($27.26)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $90,000 ($129.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $66,000 ($94.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $24,000 ($34.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($86.08)

4.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,080 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


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:

54 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/25/2023
    Registrant: Briscoe County Sheriff\'s Office, Silverton, TX 79257, Phone: (806) 823-2135, Fax: (806) 823-2141, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/29/2008, Certifier: Belinda J Murphy
    Registrant: 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: DAVIS C D/DAVIS M L PIETENPOL AIR CAMPER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR A-75 (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 101XW , Serial Number: DAV 1, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/2009
    Registrant (Partnership): Carol D Davis, Po Box 547, Silverton, TX 79257, Other Owners: Max L Davis


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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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
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