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Overview

Introduction to Silver City, New Mexico

Silver City, New Mexico, in Grant county, is 96 miles W of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 126 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. The town contains a population of approximately 10,545.

Silver City History

Originally known as San Vicente de la Cienega, the area was an Apache campsite before the arrival of American settlers in the 1860’s. Silver City was established in 1870 and because of the discovery of silver ore in the nearby Chloride Flats. Silver City was officially incorporated in 1878. It is also the county seat of Grant County.

Silver City and nearby Attractions

  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • City of Rocks State Park
  • Silver City Museum
  • Fleming Hall Museum
  • Western New Mexico University Museum

Things To Do In Silver City

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers the visitors a glimpse of Mogollan Culture of 1300 AD. Recreational facilities such as camping and hiking are available in and around the Catwalk Trail and Gila Wilderness. The City of Rocks State Park is an area of interesting rock formation and is a popular site of attraction. Local festivals include Blues Festival and Winter Weekend.

Silver City Transportation

Las Cruces International Airport ia nearby.

Silver City Higher Education

Western New Mexico University is the local institution of higher education. Other such nearby institutes include Eastern Arizona College, New Mexico State University and New Mexico State University-Dona Anna.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Silver City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 96 miles W of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles NW of El Paso, Texas
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 88022, 88061
P.O. Box Zip Codes 88036, 88053, 88062
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.77
Longitude -108.279

Silver City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORT BAYARD
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 53 F
Apr Temp 37 to 70 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 16.2 inches
Station CLIFF 11 SE
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 56 F
Apr Temp 32 to 73 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 36 to 75 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Station WHITE SIGNAL
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 51 F
Apr Temp 35 to 69 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Silver City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arenas Valley (88022, 88061)

Fort Bayard (88036)

Gila Cliff Dwellings Nationa (88061)

Little Walnut Village (88061)

Mangas Springs (88061)

Pinos Altos (88053)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bayard 2,490 $37,833
Hurley 1,275 $44,167
Santa Clara 1,560 $31,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Silver City Public Libraries

Library
The Public Library (silver City)
515 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE
Silver City, New Mexico
(505) 538-3672

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Silver City Hospitals

GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1313 E 2ND ST
(505) 538-4000
Emergency Service: No

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Silver City High Schools

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SILVER HIGH
3200 NORTH SILVER STREET
505-388-1563
Serves 943 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

JUV DETENT CNTR
201 N BLACK
505-538-5885
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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