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The City of Silver City had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2021. 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 41.1133 and longitude -95.6372 in Mills County. The formal boundaries for the City of Silver City 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 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.

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Silver City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 258 (100%)
Population in Households 258 (100.0%)
Population in Families 226 (87.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,186
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $89,770
Average Household Income $111,665
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $42,094
Wealth Index5 136


Total HU (Housing Units) 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $268,750
Average Home Value $322,527
Housing Affordability Index3 210


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.46% 0.46%
Households 0.5% 0.54%
Families 0.55% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%

Silver City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver City to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 637 37th
Population Density # 196 81st
Median Household Income # 43 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 441 44th
Per Capita Income # 73 93rd
Diversity Index # 405 60th

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