Silver City, NM


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Silver City is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 10,004 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Silver City is the 21st largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some towns, Silver City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Silver City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Silver City is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Silver City who work in office and administrative support (11.23%), sales jobs (10.60%), and food service (9.94%).

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.18 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small town, Silver City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Silver City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.09% of adults in Silver City have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Silver City in 2010 was $20,437, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,748 for a family of four. However, Silver City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Silver City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Silver City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Silver City, accounting for 56.18% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Silver City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Silver City include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Silver City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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