Silver City, New Mexico Population 2024

9,265

Silver City is a city located in Grant County New Mexico. Silver City has a 2024 population of 9,265. Silver City is currently declining at a rate of -1.19% annually and its population has decreased by -4.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,712 in 2020.

The average household income in Silver City is $54,737 with a poverty rate of 21.9%. The median age in Silver City is 36.7 years: 35.4 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Silver City Demographics

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

  • White: 71.51%
  • Two or more races: 17.25%
  • Other race: 7.91%
  • Asian: 2.04%
  • Black or African American: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
10.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
915.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.6% (-447)
The current population of Silver City, New Mexico is 9,265 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,712.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,90171.51%
Two or more races1,66517.25%
Other race7637.91%
Asian1972.04%
Black or African American1111.15%
Native American130.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Silver City Population by Race

Silver City Population Pyramid 2024

Silver City Median Age

36.7

Total

35.4

Male

38.4

Female

Silver City Adults

There are 7,218 adults, (2,126 of whom are seniors) in Silver City.

Silver City Age Dependency

89.5

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Silver City Sex Ratio

Female4,94351.22%
Male4,70748.78%

Silver City Population by Age

Silver City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7242.4752.447.6
Non Family2,0831.2942.457.6
Married1,0684.0479.220.8
Female5123.935.764.3
Male613.1665.634.4

3.89

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Silver City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade5077.87%
Associates Degree6019.33%
Bachelors Degree1,03616.08%
Graduate Degree87113.52%
High School Graduate1,48122.99%
Less Than 9th Grade2013.12%
Some College1,74427.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Silver City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Silver City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,1922,9111,111
Hispanic2,9392,512615
2+ Races1,105964398
Other Race46333630
Asian136136102
Black505013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75%.

Silver City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$28,766$0$27,808
Graduate Degree$65,172$41,050$66,961
High School Graduate$10,260$25,926$7,105
Less Than 9th Grade$18,787$0$19,123
Overall$24,306$27,066$19,690
Some College$23,162$27,153$0

$24,306

Average Earnings

$27,066

Average Male

$19,690

Average Female

Silver City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Silver City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Silver City Language

77.6% of Silver City residents speak only English, while 22.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.66% of the population.

Silver City Language

Silver City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,7271,10923.46%
White4,07379919.62%
Other75823030.34%
Multiple1,58421013.26%
Asian1743520.11%
Black902831.11%
Native55100%

21.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.57%

Male Poverty Rate

27.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Silver City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Silver City is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Silver City is Multiple, with 13.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.9%.

Silver City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School34.6%
Some College17.31%
Less Than 9th Grade14.87%
Bachelors or Greater9.55%

Silver City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed74.53%
Female Employed15.13%
Male Employed7.43%
Male Unemployed0%

Silver City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Silver City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$60,373$74,280
Households$36,853$54,737
Married Families$80,833$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,626$38,233

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Silver City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Silver City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Silver City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Silver City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

813

Number of Veterans

746

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam406
First Gulf War131
Second Gulf War106
Korea13
World War II0

Silver City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74305
75+201
35 to 54156
55 to 64151
18 to 340

Silver City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White66112.81%
Hispanic34610.48%
Other Race9619.63%
2+ Races423.25%
Black1413.08%

Silver City Veterans by Race

Silver City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Silver City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Silver City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Silver City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Silver City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.83%

Born in Silver City

95.9%

Native Born

4.1%

Foreign Born

2.56%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.9% of Silver City residents were born in the United States, with 52.83% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,707-111-1.26%
20288,818-112-1.25%
20278,930-112-1.24%
20269,042-111-1.21%
20259,153-112-1.21%
20249,265-112-1.19%
20239,377-148-1.55%
20229,525-79-0.82%
20219,604-108-1.11%
20209,7123433.66%
20199,369-122-1.29%
20189,491-138-1.43%
20179,629-138-1.41%
20169,767-100-1.01%
20159,867-181-1.8%
201410,048-96-0.95%
201310,144-57-0.56%
201210,201-37-0.36%
201110,238-19-0.19%
201010,25700%
200010,545-138-1.29%
199010,6837968.05%
19809,8872,13627.56%
19707,75177911.17%
19606,972-50-0.71%
19507,0221,97839.21%
19405,0441,52543.34%
19303,51985732.19%
19202,662-555-17.25%
19103,21748217.62%
19002,735-5,972-68.59%
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Silver City Population by Year