Silver City, NM

Census Place

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2020 Population
9,530
1.01% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.1
3.39% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
35.7%
5.67% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$30,821
2.53% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$139,600
3.87% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,774
10.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Silver City, NM had a population of 9.53k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $30,821. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Silver City, NM declined from 9,627 to 9,530, a −1.01% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,620 to $30,821, a −2.53% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Silver City, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), White (Hispanic) (40.6%), Other (Hispanic) (5.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.95%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%).

None of the households in Silver City, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Silver City, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Silver City, NM are Western New Mexico University (771 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Silver City, NM was $139,600, and the homeownership rate was 47.6%.

Most people in Silver City, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Silver City, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Silver City, NM is home to a population of 9.53k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.5% of Silver City, NM residents were born outside of the country (334 people).

In 2020, there were 1.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.33k people) in Silver City, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.87k White (Hispanic) and 510 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Silver City, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Silver City, NM was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Silver City, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.33k ± 405
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.87k ± 468
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    510 ± 359
50.4%
Hispanic Population
4.8k people

In 2020, there were 1.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.33k people) in Silver City, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.87k White (Hispanic) and 510 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.4% of the people in Silver City, NM are hispanic (4.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    131,978 ± 8,634 people
  2. Philippines
    5,612 ± 1,837 people
  3. Germany
    4,972 ± 1,729 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 131,978 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,612 and Germany with 4,972.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
334 people
3.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
313 people

As of 2020, 3.5% of Silver City, NM residents (334 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Silver City, NM was 3.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    329 ± 136
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    85 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    62 ± 62

Silver City, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Silver City, NM employs 3.77k people. The largest industries in Silver City, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (842 people), Educational Services (690 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (572 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,917), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,917), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,063).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,133. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.77k
2020 Value
± 539
−10.1%
1 Year decline
± 21.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Silver City, NM declined at a rate of −10.1%, from 4.2k employees to 3.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Silver City, NM, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (579 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (363 people), and Management Occupations (276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Silver City, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.77k
2020 Value
± 539
−10.1%
1 Year decline
± 21.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Silver City, NM declined at a rate of −10.1%, from 4.2k employees to 3.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Silver City, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (842 people), Educational Services (690 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (572 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Silver City, NM, though some of these residents may live in Silver City, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$24,245
Median earning men ± $12,469
$15,424
Median earning women ± $9,475

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,158), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,929), and Construction ($36,218).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,167), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,826), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,838).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Silver City, NM awarded 771 degrees. The student population of Silver City, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 844 male students and 2,052 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Silver City, NM are White (305 and 40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (301 and 39.4%), Black or African American (60 and 7.86%), and Unknown (35 and 4.59%).

The largest universities in Silver City, NM by number of degrees awarded are Western New Mexico University (771 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Silver City, NM are Social Work (238 and 30.9%), Welding Technology (61 and 7.91%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (54 and 7%).

The median tuition cost in Silver City, NM for a public four year colleges is $4,417 for in-state students and $11,400 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,896 students enrolled in Silver City, NM, 29.1% men and 70.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,316 records, of which 73.8% were women and 26.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majors awarded
  2. 25 degree-majors awarded
  3. 24 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Silver City, NM was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Silver City, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
771 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western New Mexico University with 771 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 249 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Silver City, NM, which is 0.477 times less than the 522 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 305 degrees mean that there were 1.01 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 301 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,417) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,157) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Silver City, NM was $139,600 in 2020, which is 0.607 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $134,400 to $139,600, a 3.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Silver City, NM is 47.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Silver City, NM have an average commute time of 11.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Silver City, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$139,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$19,230
$1,878
Median Property Taxes
±$302

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Silver City, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Silver City, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.6%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 47.6% of the housing units in Silver City, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9643
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Silver City, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$30,821
Median Household Income
± $1,770
3.95k
Number of Households
± 506

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.95k households in Silver City, NM declined from $30,821 from the previous year's value of $31,620.

The following chart displays the households in Silver City, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Silver City, NM is from New Mexico.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.81%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.57%)

In 2020, 73.1% of workers in Silver City, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.81%) and those who worked at home (8.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

11.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Silver City, NM have a shorter commute time (11.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Silver City, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Silver City, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Silver City, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

35.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Silver City, NM (3.25k out of 9.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Silver City, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.2% of the population of Silver City, NM has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 37.9% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.716% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Mexico was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Grant County, NM see 1367 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.5% increase from the previous year (1204 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1800 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 179 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,367 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grant County, NM

Primary care physicians in Grant County, NM see an average of 1,367 patients per year. This represents a 13.5% increase from the previous year (1,204 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grant County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Mexico across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 31.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.83%
Uninsured
30.5%
Employer Coverage
37.9%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
0.716%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Silver City, NM grew by 40.1% from 3.45% to 4.83%.

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