88061 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics


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

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Grant County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.776, Longitude -108.265
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 640
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 7,116
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 161
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,955

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: October 1, 2022, Maps updated: August 12, 2022.


Silver City, NM 88061 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 17,703 (100%)
Population in Households 17,207 (97.2%)
Population in Families 13,146 (74.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 496 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 13
Diversity Index2 76


Median Household Income $47,710
Average Household Income $75,194
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $33,129
Wealth Index5 73


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,146 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,648 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,316 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $196,292
Average Home Value $210,000
Housing Affordability Index3 121


Total Households 7,793
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,708
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.29% -0.36%
Households -0.16% -0.22%
Families   -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%

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

The table below compares 88061 to the other 355 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 41 89th
Population Density # 152 57th
Median Household Income # 160 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 184 52nd
Per Capita Income # 97 73rd
Diversity Index # 158 56th

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