Silver City is a tiny town located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 155 people and just one neighborhood, Silver City is the 57th largest community in Nevada.
When you are in Silver City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 52.38% of Silver City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Silver City is a town of production and manufacturing workers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Silver City who work in management occupations (47.62%), office and administrative support (0.00%), and sales jobs (0.00%).
In addition, Silver City is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Silver City’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Silver City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Silver City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Silver City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Silver City may be for you.
One downside of living in Silver City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Silver City, the average commute to work is 38.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Silver City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Silver City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.44% of adults in Silver City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Silver City in 2018 was $39,164, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,656 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. Important ancestries of people in Silver City include German, English, Basque, Welsh, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Silver City is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Native American languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Silver City, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 51.8% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.3% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Astoundingly, the neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Silver City neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 4.4% have Swedish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Silver City are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.2% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 34.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.0%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 63.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Silver City, NV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (34.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report German roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.0%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 22.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.