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Silver City, New Mexico

Silver City is a town located in Grant County, New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 10,545. It is the county seat of Grant County6.

Geography Silver City is located at 32°46'41" North, 108°16'27" West (32.777943, -108.274273)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.3 km² (10.1 mi²). 26.3 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 10,545 people, 4,227 households, and 2,730 families residing in the town. The population density is 401.5/km² (1,040.1/mi²). There are 4,757 housing units at an average density of 181.1/km² (469.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 71.72% White, 0.86% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 22.42% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. 52.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,227 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% are married couples living together, 15.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% are non-families. 30.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $25,881, and the median income for a family is $31,374. Males have a median income of $28,476 versus $18,434 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,813. 21.9% of the population and 17.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.2% are under the age of 18 and 10.0% are 65 or older.

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