Silver City demographics profile

StatisticSilver CityNew MexicoNational
Population density (sq mi)9981791
Median age36.837.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English73%65%79%
Speak Spanish27%28%13%
Silver City, NM has a population of 10,103 and is the 3,914th largest city in the United States. The population density is 998 per sq mi which is 5724% higher than the New Mexico average and 1002% higher than the national average. The median age in Silver City is 37 which is approximately 1% lower than the New Mexico average of 37. In Silver City, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 73% speak English and 27% speak Spanish. 57% of Silver City residents were born in New Mexico, 38% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Silver City is 5724% higher than New Mexico.
  • The median age in Silver City is 1% lower than New Mexico.
  • In Silver City 89.10% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Silver City 0.96% of the population is African American.
  • In Silver City 0.14% of the population is Asian.

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Silver City population breakdown by race

RaceSilver CityNew MexicoNational
African American0.96%2.01%12.63%
American Indian3.18%9.28%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.43%3.26%3.06%
Other race3.14%10.49%4.75%
In Silver City, 53.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Silver City, NM demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).