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Silver City is a town in Grant County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for local silver mining operations, which began in 1870.
The latitude of Silver City is 32.77N. The longitude is -108.279W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,935 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,052.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Silver City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88061 ZIP code.
10% of Silver City residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Silver City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silver City was $13,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Silver City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Silver City include Chihuahua Hill Historic District, Silver City Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Silver City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $694.
Libraries in Silver City include Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Silver City include Silver City Sun-News
Grant County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Silver City political report.
The average commute time for Silver City workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Silver City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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