Silver City, NM


Highest Appreciating Silver City Neighborhoods Since 2000

Silver City, NM Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Silver City Housing Market Information

With 10,004 people, 4,112 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $181,518, Silver City real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Silver City, accounting for 64.71% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Silver City include mobile homes or trailers ( 19.35%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.15%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.37%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Silver City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.68% owning and 37.32% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Silver City built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Silver City built between 1940-1969 ( 34.61%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.91%). There's also some housing in Silver City built between 2000 and later ( 10.28%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Silver City. Fully 12.68% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Silver City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Silver City real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Silver City Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Silver City's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.61% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Silver City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Silver City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Silver City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.57%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 84.53% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Silver City. Silver City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.52%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.23%.

Relative to New Mexico, our data show that Silver City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in New Mexico.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,102,000 0.5
$827,001 - $1,102,000 0.0
$551,001 - $827,000 0.1
$441,001 - $551,000 1.7
$331,001 - $441,000 7.6
$221,001 - $331,000 15.9
$110,001 - $221,000 41.7
$55,001 - $110,000 18.7
$0 - $55,000 13.8

High for NM
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
37.624516582679 23.2758620689655

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Silver City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
54.65% 2.56% 6 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$850 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.68
Renters 37.32
Vacant 12.68

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Silver City HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.3
1970 - 1999 43.2
1940 - 1969 34.6
1939 or Older 11.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.7
Townhomes 1.4
Small Apt. Buildings 8.2
Apt. Complexes 6.4
Mobile Homes 19.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.21
1 Bedroom 9.85
2 Bedrooms 27.50
3 Bedrooms 51.84
4 Bedrooms 8.73
5 or more bedrooms 1.87

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