Silverton, Texas

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Silverton, Texas

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High Points

Silverton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 9% Silverton Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Silverton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Silverton, Texas

Comparing Silverton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Racial Diversity 8 3
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 4
People Above Poverty 3 5
Median Family Income 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
People Living Alone 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Silverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles SE of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 225 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Briscoe
Standard Zip Codes 79257
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.474
Longitude -101.304

Silverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 50 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 73 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
Station TURKEY
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
Station TULIA
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 50 F
Apr Temp 40 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
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Silverton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 771 100%
Male 358 46.4%
Female 413 53.6%
Under 18 221 28.7%
18+ 550 71.3%
65+ 156 20.2%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.09
White 613 79.5%
African-American 4 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.8%
Other 121 15.7%
Mixed Race 27 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 217 28.1%

Estimated Silverton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 706
Growth -65
Growth % -8.4%

Silverton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.2%
US/American 34.1%
Irish 6%
English 5.5%
German 5.1%
Scottish 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Silverton 771 $32,308
Quitaque 432 $33,750
Turkey 494 $24,423

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Silverton Public Library
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Silverton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

Silverton Colleges

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