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Population (year 2000): 10,545. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,999 (-5.2% change)
Males: 5,023 (47.6%), Females: 5,522 (52.4%)

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Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $25,881 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Silver City:

  • Hispanic (52.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (44.5%)
  • Other race (22.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.6%), English (10.5%), Irish (6.9%), United States (6.2%), Italian (2.8%), French (2.2%).

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Elevation: 5938 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Silver City

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver City town

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

4.1% Foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -451 (-4.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cruces, NM Las (108.4 miles pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paso, TX El (144.4 miles pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (266.3 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Clara, NM (8.3 miles Santa NM (9.7 miles Bayard, NM (11.4 miles Hurley, NM (42.1 miles Lordsburg, Virden, NM (50.4 miles) , NM Deming, (50.5 miles AZ (56.7 miles Duncan, NM (71.4 miles Williamsburg,

Latitude: 32.78 N, Longitude: 108.27 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.4%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,541 (+24.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,901 (74.4%)


 

Crime in Silver City by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 0
    per 100,000 9.5 9.5 9.5 0.0
Rapes 3 2 3 5
    per 100,000 28.4 19.0 28.4 47.4
Robberies 7 7 6 4
    per 100,000 66.4 66.4 56.9 37.9
Assaults 31 28 38 19
    per 100,000 294.0 265.5 360.4 180.2
Burglaries 171 273 168 197
    per 100,000 1621.6 2588.9 1593.2 1868.2
Thefts 446 527 477 405
    per 100,000 4229.5 4997.6 4523.5 3840.7
Auto thefts 16 15 28 26
    per 100,000 151.7 142.2 265.5 246.6
394.4 482.6 423.7 370.5


Average climate in Silver City, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hospital/medical center in Silver City:
  • GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1313 2ND ST PO BOX 2767)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Silver City:
  • MIMBRES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 55 miles; DEMING, NM)
  • MORENCI HOSPITAL (about 76 miles; MORENCI, AZ)
  • SIERRA VISTA HOSPITAL (about 80 miles; T OR C, NM)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Silver City:
  • LAS CRUCES INTERNATIONAL (about 100 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; ID: LRU)
  • BIGGS AAF (about 148 miles; FORT BLISS/EL PASO/, TX; ID: BIF)
  • EL PASO INTL (about 149 miles; EL PASO, TX; ID: ELP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Silver City:
  • WHISKEY CREEK (about 6 miles; SILVER CITY, NM; ID: 94E)
  • GRANT COUNTY (about 14 miles; SILVER CITY, NM; ID: SVC)
  • LORDSBURG MUNI (about 43 miles; LORDSBURG, NM; ID: LSB)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17 $39,910 $28,171 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $10,384 $24,921 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 26 $90,860 $41,935 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $7,610 $22,830 0 $0
Firefighters 21 $54,841 $31,337 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $9,480 $37,920 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $11,615 $23,230 0 $0
Welfare 12 $27,471 $27,471 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $10,669 $21,338 0 $0
Sewerage 13 $26,694 $24,640 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 12 $21,343 $21,343 3 $2,710
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $13,638 $32,731 2 $507
Local Libraries 11 $25,346 $27,650 1 $275
Water Supply 17 $41,010 $28,948 0 $0
Totals for Government 158 $390,871 $29,686 6 $3,492


College/University in Silver City:
  • WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,851; Location: 1000 W. COLLEGE AVE; Public; Website: www.wnmu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silver City:
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 104 miles; THATCHER, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,085)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 111 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 111 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • COCHISE COLLEGE (about 131 miles; DOUGLAS, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,585)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 141 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 12,071)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 150 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 186 miles; TUCSON, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,177)
Public high schools in Silver City:
  • SILVER HIGH (Students: 943; Location: 3200 NORTH SILVER STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JUV DETENT CNTR (Students: 9; Location: 201 N BLACK; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Silver City:
  • AGAPE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 49; Location: 1301 SANTA RITA STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SILVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 1735 E 32ND ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DOWN TO EARTH SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 716 W MARKET ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Silver City:
  • LA PLATA MIDDLE (Students: 662; Location: 3500 NORTH SILVER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARRISON SCHMITT EL. (Students: 542; Location: 4042 HWY 90 SW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • STOUT ELEMENTARY (Students: 415; Location: 2600 NORTH SWAN; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOSE BARRIOS ELEM (Students: 264; Location: 1625 LITTLE WALNUT ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SIXTH STREET ELEM (Students: 183; Location: 405 WEST SIXTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HOME HOSPITAL (Location: 201 N. BLACK; Grades: N - N )
Private primary/middle school in Silver City:
  • GUADALUPE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 1731 N ALABAMA; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Silver City:
  • THE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,900; Location: 515 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE; 52,588 books; 3,311 audio materials; 1,379 video materials; 67 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Silver City: Chihuahua Hill Historic District (A), Western New Mexico University Historic District (B), Blacks Addition Historic District Historic Site (C), Meredith and Allman Bank Block Historic Site (D), Ritch Hall Historic Site (E), Saint Marys Academy Historic District (F), Silver City District Ranger Office (G), Silver City Historic District (H), Silver City North Addition Historic District (I), Silver City Weather Station (J), Treasure Hill Historic Site (K), Thomas Conway House Historic Site (L), Silver City Water Works Building Historic Site (M), Silver City Public Library (N), Silver City Museum (O), Graham Gymnasium Historic Site (P), Western New Mexico University Museum (Q), C W Marriott House (R), H B Ailman House Historic Site (S), Martin Maher House Historic Site (T). their locations on the map

Churches in Silver City include: First Church of the Nazarene (A), Messiah Lutheran Church (B), The Church of Latter Day Saints (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), Kingdom Hall (G), Christian Science Society Church (H). their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memory Cemetery (1). its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pinos Altos Creek (A), San Vicente Arroyo (B), Silva Creek (C). their locations on the map

Park in Silver City: Silver City Historical Marker (1). its location on the map

Post office: (A). its location on the map  


Silver City compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.

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)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • 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.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

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)
  • KPSA-FM (97.9 FM; LORDSBURG, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • 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)
  • KOVT (Channel 10; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K02ES (Channel 2; SILVER CITY, ETC., NM; Owner: KDBC-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K45EC (Channel 45; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K25DI (Channel 25; SILVER CITY, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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