Silver City, NM 88061 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 88061: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver City, NM 88061

Not Acceptable, USPS
Arenas Valley, NM 88061
Gila Cliff Dwellings Nationa, NM 88061
Little Walnut Village, NM 88061
Mangas Springs, NM 88061

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 630
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,829
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 158
  • County: Grant County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.776, Longitude -108.265
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Silver City, NM 88061 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,955
Population in Households 18,532
Population in Familes 14,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 423
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 8,186
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,036
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,462 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,724 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,453 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $174,044
Average Home Value $204,238


Median Household Income $41,146
Average Household Income $56,011
Per Capita Income $24,658
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.26%
Households 0.52% 0.32%
Families 0.26% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Silver City, NM 88061 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88061 to the other 329 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 89th
Population Density1 # 136 59th
Diversity Index2 # 172 48th
Median Household Income # 140 58th
Per Capita Income # 116 65th

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