Silver Lake, North Carolina Population 2024

5,570

Silver Lake is a city located in New Hanover County North Carolina. Silver Lake has a 2024 population of 5,570. Silver Lake is currently declining at a rate of -2.52% annually and its population has decreased by -9.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,146 in 2020.

The average household income in Silver Lake is $91,495 with a poverty rate of 13.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Silver Lake is 43.2 years, 40.6 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Silver Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 81.14%
  • Other race: 8.86%
  • Black or African American: 5.05%
  • Two or more races: 4.69%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,258.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.37% (-576)
The current population of Silver Lake, North Carolina is 5,570 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,146.

Silver Lake, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,75381.14%
Other race5198.86%
Black or African American2965.05%
Two or more races2754.69%
Native American150.26%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Silver Lake Population by Race

Silver Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Silver Lake Median Age

43.2

Total

40.6

Male

46.5

Female

Silver Lake Adults

There are 4,663 adults, (1,232 of whom are seniors) in Silver Lake.

Silver Lake Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Silver Lake Sex Ratio

Female2,50542.76%
Male3,35357.24%

Silver Lake Population by Age

Silver Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5432.382.217.8
Married1,2322.879.920.1
Non Family1,1041.5187.912.1
Female1713.0974.325.7
Male365.7827.872.2

2.86

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Silver Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1062.48%
9th to 12th Grade1543.61%
High School Graduate67115.72%
Some College1,60537.6%
Associates Degree3157.38%
Bachelors Degree84619.82%
Graduate Degree57213.4%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Silver Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Silver Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,5983,4921,177
Hispanic33721224
2+ Races22219393
Other Race2211150
Black152152124

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 81.58%.

Silver Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,009$46,306$41,108
Less Than 9th Grade$23,569$23,246$0
High School Graduate$23,605$34,871$0
Some College$45,776$47,191$37,448
Bachelors Degree$0$0$46,924
Graduate Degree$68,462$97,328$57,771

$45,009

Average Earnings

$46,306

Average Male

$41,108

Average Female

Silver Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Silver Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Silver Lake Language

90.62% of Silver Lake residents speak only English, while 9.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.38% of the population.

Silver Lake Language

Silver Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,65052211.23%
Hispanic78623029.26%
Black29610936.82%
Other5196412.33%
Multiple2755921.45%

13.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.55%

Male Poverty Rate

11.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Silver Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Silver Lake is Black, with 36.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Silver Lake is White, with 11.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.71%.

Silver Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.38%
High School19.67%
Bachelors or Greater16.57%
Some College2.5%

Silver Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed72.41%
Male Unemployed27.27%
Male Employed14.53%
Female Employed4.73%

Silver Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Silver Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$75,123$91,495
Families$87,888$97,629
Married Families$102,679$-999,999,999
Non Families$50,929$82,879

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Silver Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Silver Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Silver Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Silver Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Silver Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

340

Number of Veterans

331

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam167
Second Gulf War103
First Gulf War96
Korea0
World War II0

Silver Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+112
35 to 5493
65 to 7470
55 to 6465
18 to 340

Silver Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3408.54%
Hispanic92.45%

Silver Lake Veterans by Race

Silver Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Silver Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Silver Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Silver Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Silver Lake 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

47.83%

Born in Silver Lake

95.31%

Native Born

4.69%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.31% of Silver Lake residents were born in the United States, with 47.83% having been born in North Carolina. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Silver Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,570-144-2.52%
20235,714-144-2.46%
20225,8581682.95%
20215,690-456-7.42%
20206,146-330-5.1%
20196,4761462.31%
20186,330-339-5.08%
20176,6695529.02%
20166,1172434.14%
20155,874-150-2.49%
20146,024951.6%
20135,9293075.46%
20125,622-65-1.14%
20115,687891.59%
20105,59800%

Silver Lake Population by Year