Silver City, New Mexico Population 2022

9,050
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Silver City is a city located in Grant County New Mexico. Silver City has a 2020 population of 9,050. Silver City is currently declining at a rate of -1.22% annually and its population has decreased by -11.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,255 in 2010.

The average household income in Silver City is $51,632 with a poverty rate of 35.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $709 per month, and the median house value is $139,600. The median age in Silver City is 38.4 years, 38 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Silver City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Silver Citywas:

  • White: 86.08%
  • Other race: 5.35%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Native American: 2.33%
  • Asian: 1.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Silver City, New Mexico is 9,050 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,050.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,255.

Silver City, New Mexico Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201029,3830.00%
201129,346-37-0.13%
201229,257-89-0.30%
201329,104-153-0.53%
201428,871-233-0.81%
201528,364-507-1.79%
201628,040-324-1.16%
201727,642-398-1.44%
201827,303-339-1.24%
201926,998-305-1.13%
202026,693-305-1.14%
202126,388-305-1.16%

Silver City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,20386.08%
Black or African American660.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native2222.33%
Asian1881.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.03%
Some Other Race5105.35%
Two or More Races3383.55%
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Silver City Population by Race

Silver City Population Pyramid 2022

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Silver City Median Age

37.1


Total

36.3


Male

37.7


Female

Silver City Adults

There are 7,325 adults, (1,943 of whom are seniors) in Silver City.

Silver City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Silver City Sex Ratio

Female

5,077

53.27%

Male

4,453

46.73%

Silver City Population by Age

Silver City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Silver City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All47.6%52.4%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Male35.6%64.4%
Female28.1%71.9%

47.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Silver City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9472.3147.6
Married9903.6475.2
Male1912.4835.6
Female6453.2128.1
Non Family2,1211.4141.7

3.28

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Silver City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2784.27%
9th to 12th Grade5438.34%
High School Graduate1,79827.62%
Some College1,51123.21%
Associates Degree4456.84%
Bachelors Degree1,16217.85%
Graduate Degree77311.87%
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Silver City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Silver City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American116116102
Asian11811894
White3,2413,0061,304
2+ Races302237115
Hispanic2,9592,373406
Black2727
Other Race252166

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 87.93%.

Silver City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,470$29,779$14,781
Less Than 9th Grade$14,900$6,616$16,851
High School Graduate$10,018$$9,318
Some College$23,750$32,411$
Bachelors Degree$35,982$90,493$26,226
Graduate Degree$48,846$36,658$54,750

$20,470

Average Earnings

$29,779

Average Male

$14,781

Average Female

Silver City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Silver City Language by Age

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Silver City Language

75.86% of Silver City residents speak only English, while 24.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.10% of the population.

Silver City Language

Silver City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native21020296.19%
Hispanic4,5902,09045.53%
Multiple31710733.75%
White4,13999323.99%
Black611422.95%
Asian1752514.29%
Other315NaN%

35.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.25%

Male Poverty Rate

42.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Silver City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Silver City is Native, with 96.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Silver City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.93%.

Silver City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.40%
High School39.48%
Some College21.73%
Bachelors or Greater17.24%

Silver City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed15.30%
Male Unemployed52.00%
Female Employed34.26%
Female Unemployed87.53%

Silver City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Silver City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,821$49,875
Families$36,746$63,471
Married Families$70,357-
Non Families$25,903$37,308
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Income by Household Type

Silver City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Silver City Married by Age and Sex

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Silver City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Silver City Marital Status by Race

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Silver City Marital Status

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686

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War85
First Gulf War78
Vietnam329
Korea42
World War II

Silver City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54147
55 to 64115
65 to 74192
75+232

Silver City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5869.18%
Black1421.88%
Other Race6826.98%
2+ Races185.73%
Hispanic3299.51%

Silver City Veterans by Race

Silver City Veterans by Education

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23.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Silver City Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Silver City Employment by Age

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Silver City Employment by Race

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Silver City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.04%

Born in Silver City

96.50%

Native Born

3.50%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.50% of Silver City residents were born in the United States, with 56.04% having been born in New Mexico. 2.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Silver City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19002,7350.00%
19103,2174821.64%
19202,662-555-1.88%
19303,5198572.83%
19405,0441,5253.67%
19507,0221,9783.36%
19606,972-50-0.07%
19707,7517791.06%
19809,8872,1362.46%
199010,6837960.78%
200010,545-138-0.13%
201010,255-290-0.28%
201110,236-19-0.19%
201210,198-38-0.37%
201310,141-57-0.56%
201410,046-95-0.94%
20159,864-182-1.81%
20169,759-105-1.06%
20179,617-142-1.46%
20189,498-119-1.24%
20199,386-112-1.18%
20209,274-112-1.19%
20219,162-112-1.21%
20229,050-112-1.22%

Silver City Population by Year