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Silver City, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Silver City had a population of 246 as of July 1, 2016. Silver City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Silver City is located at latitude 41.1114 and longitude -95.6379 in Mills County. The formal boundaries for the City of Silver City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mills County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,047 feet.

The City of Silver City (GNIS ID: 2395887) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Silver City is located within Township of Ingraham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mills County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silver City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Silver City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 246
Population in Households 246
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,131
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $193,750
Average Home Value $240,057


Median Household Income $81,158
Average Household Income $90,976
Per Capita Income $33,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.0%
Households -0.15% -0.19%
Families 0.0% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Silver City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 659 35th
Population Density1 # 232 77th
Diversity Index2 # 416 59th
Median Household Income # 31 97th
Per Capita Income # 122 88th

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