Silverton, Texas

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Population in 2019: 686 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 384  (56.0%)
Females: 302  (44.0%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 79257.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,228 (it was $27,014 in 2000)
Silverton:

$37,228
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,605 (it was $13,416 in 2000)

Silverton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $44,843 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Silverton:

$44,843
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $65,199; detached houses: $65,071

Median gross rent in 2019: $721.

March 2019 cost of living index in Silverton: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.7%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Silverton, TX (2019)
    • 33649.6%White alone
    • 31847.0%Hispanic
    • 203.0%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Silverton, Texas as of May 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Silverton is 116 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (10.5%), English (8.8%), American (3.9%), German (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), African (1.5%).

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

56 residents are foreign born (7.4% Latin America, 0.9% North America).

This city:

8.3%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $882 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $384 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Silverton, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Silverton, TX in 2019
Silverton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Silverton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.1%)
  • Public administration (15.8%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.2%)
  • Public administration (11.7%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (22.4%)
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Utilities (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Silverton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

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 520% greater 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 Silverton center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 281.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 267.4 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 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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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Points of interest:

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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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Silverton:

Marital status in Silverton, TX
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Silverton:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Silverton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Silverton, TX (based on Briscoe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

13.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Briscoe County:

11.9%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$5,878$35,2680$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,256$51,0722$1,482
Totals for Government 3$10,134$40,5362$1,482

Silverton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($276.97)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $118,000 ($172.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($158.89)
    Water Utilities: $101,000 ($147.23)
    General - Other: $67,000 ($97.67)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($68.51)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($46.65)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($40.82)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($18.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($8.75)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($2.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $119,000 ($173.47)

Silverton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($141.40)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($51.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($14.58)
    Rents: $4,000 ($5.83)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $162,000 ($236.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $177,000 ($258.02)
    Highways: $26,000 ($37.90)
  • Tax - Property: $115,000 ($167.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $44,000 ($64.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,000 ($10.20)

Silverton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $296,000 ($431.49)

6.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Briscoe County Courthouse (Lat: 34.473667 Lon: -101.302111), Call Sign: KNDQ313,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.730 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 37.1800 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:
  • Lat: 34.470806 Lon: -101.309361, Call Sign: WRBZ494,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2018, Expiration Date: 08/02/2028, Certifier: Michelle R Francis, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 5306 Beethoven St, Los Angeles, CA 90066, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:
  • Lat: 34.464111 Lon: -101.305361, Call Sign: WRFQ852,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.350 MHz, 457.350 MHz, 461.325 MHz, 461.775 MHz, 466.325 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/2020, Expiration Date: 04/14/2030, Certifier: Christopher Lenda, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2016, Certifier: Juannah S Brice, Registrant: Juannah S Brice, 1100 Stalbird, Silverton, TX 79256
  • Call Sign: N9VIP, Licensee ID: L00711590, Grant Date: 07/23/2013, Expiration Date: 10/19/2023, Certifier: Tamara S Schrowang, Registrant: Tamara S Schrowang, 305 Braidfoot, Silverton, TX 79257
  • 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

2002 - 2012 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2012 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of fire incidents - 32 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Silverton, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (72.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (10.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Silverton, TX
    • 12072.3%Outside Fires
    • 1810.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 169.6%Structure Fires
    • 127.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Silverton, TX
  • 76.9%Utility gas
  • 23.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Silverton, TX
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity


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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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