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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.


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Median household income
Local
$25,881
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Silver City demographic reports
Silver City is in the foothills of the Pinos Altos Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· San Vicente de la Cienaga
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 48. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Billy the Kid, outlaw
Local festivals include:
  • Blues Festival - May 25-27, 2007
  • Winter Weekend - Native People of the Southwest - Dec. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Silver City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gila Wilderness
Wildlife: Fort Bayard Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Silver City Museum, Fleming Hall Museum, Western New Mexico University Museum
Colleges and universities: Western New Mexico University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silver City was $13,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Silver City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Silver City festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Silver City include Chihuahua Hill Historic District, Silver City Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Silver City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $694.


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Libraries in Silver City include Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Silver City include Silver City Sun-News

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Politics

Grant County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Silver City political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Silver City include Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge - Silver City, Holiday Inn Express Silver City, Super 8.

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