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Silver City, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Town of Silver City had a population of 10,172 as of July 1, 2017. Silver City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Silver City is located at latitude 32.7786 and longitude -108.2694 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Silver City (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,935 feet.

The Town of Silver City (GNIS ID: 2413285) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Silver City is located within Silver City Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silver City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Silver City: San Vicente, San Vicente de la Cienaga.

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Silver City, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,172
Daytime Population: Workers 8,018
Daytime Population: Residents 6,163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 9,861
Population in Familes 7,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density2 1,004
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $37,063
Average Household Income $53,632
Per Capita Income $23,571


Total Housing Units 5,072 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,611 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,723 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 738 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $153,004
Average Home Value $173,066


Total Households 4,334
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,531
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.43%
Households -0.17% -0.43%
Families -0.15% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Silver City, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver City to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 95th
Population Density # 47 90th
Diversity Index # 181 60th
Median Household Income # 241 46th
Per Capita Income # 163 63rd

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