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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Silver City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Silver City is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Silver City who work in sales jobs (10.34%), teaching (9.25%), and management occupations (8.80%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Silver City, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Silver City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Silver City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.63 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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 education level of Silver City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.26% of adults in Silver City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Silver City in 2010 was $22,360, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,440 for a family of four. However, Silver City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Silver City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Silver City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Silver City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 56.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Silver City include German, Irish, French , and Italian.

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

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