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Silver City is listed as one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations (an annual list of the best preserved and unique communities in the United States) in 2002 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation“Silver City, N.Mex. is as strikingly beautiful as it is historic”, “Silver City boasts a mild climate, Victorian charm and low-key lifestyle that have long attracted visitors.” More…In veteran health and retirement writer, Norman D. Ford’s Book, “The 50 Healthiest Places To Live and Retire in the United States.” Silver City was selected as one of the healthiest places to live and retire. It placed in the top 1% of over 3,100 communities nationwide.

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Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico, USA

Location: Southwestern New Mexico

Grant County seat: Silver City (population 13,335)

Closest Metropolitan areas: Las Cruces, NM 112 miles – El Paso TX, 154 miles – Tucson, AZ 199 miles – Albuquerque, NM 235 miles – Phoenix, AZ 266 miles.

Elevation: 5,920 ft.

Temperature:
Current temperature: Click for Silver City, New Mexico Forecast

Month: Avg High – Mean – Avg Low
January: 51 °F – 38 °F – 24 °F July: 87 °F – 73 – 58
February: 55 °F – 41 – 26 August: 84 °F – 70 – 56
March: 60 °F – 46 – 30 September: 79 °F – 65 – 51
April: 68 °F – 53 – 36 October: 70 °F – 56 – 41
May: 77 °F – 61 – 43 November: 59 °F – 46 – 31
June: 86 °F – 71 – 53 December: 52 °F – 39 – 25

Average Annual Precipitation: 15.8″ – High 3.2″ August – Low .2″ April

Average Relative Humidity: 31%

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce:
201 N. Hudson Street
Silver City, NM 88061
Phone: (575) 538-3785, 800-548-9378 or www.silvercity.org

Silver City Grant County Economic Development:
SIGRED (575) 538-6320 or www.silvercity-business.com


Census Bureau Quick facts on Grant County: 2000

Population, New Mexico: 1,819,046
Population, Silver City: 14,066
Population, Grant County: 31,002

Grant County

Percent change from 1990 to 2000: 12.0%
Percent under the age of 18: 26.2%
Percent 65 years of age and older: 16.5%
Persons per square mile: 7.8
Land area: 3,966 square miles
Housing Units: 14,066
Homeownership Rate: 74.4%
Households: 12,146
Median Household Income (1999): $29,134
Personal Income Per Capita (1999): $14,597


NM Economic Development – County Comparison Results
Grant County
Population 2005
32,462
Projected Population 2010
33,769
Projected Population 2025
36,758
Civilian Labor Force 2005
12,345
Total Employed 2005
11,579
Total Unemployed 2005
766
Unemployment Rate Percentage 2005
6.2
Employment Increase December 2004 to December 2005 %
5.3
Labor Force Ages 19-54 4th Quarter 2004
6,787
Average Wage Per Job 2004
25,170
Per Capita Personal Income 2004
21,084
High School Graduate Percentage
29.1
Some College, No Degree Percentage
24.3
Associates Degree Percentage
5.5
Bachelors Degree Percentage
11.4
Graduate Degree Percentage
9.1

Statistics from the Silver City Regional Association of  REALTORS
The average increase in a modest 3 bedroom – 1500 sq. ft. home:

1990
$54,500
1999
$115,100
1991
$60,000
2000
$105,450
1992
$70,500
2001
$104,650
1993
$78,000
2002
$107,200
1994
$87,000
2003
$130,446
1995
$91,500
2004
$137,985
1996
$94,500
2005
$160,037
1997
$96,900
2006
$160,610
1998
$96,700
2007
Average selling price of a single family home
May of 2005
1 bedroom $75,000
2 bedroom $113,292
3 bedroom $172,783
4 bedroom $223,333
5 + bedroom (none)
Average selling price of a single family home
May of 2006
1 bedroom (none)
2 bedroom $127,842
3 bedroom $259,181
4 bedroom $173,700
5 + bedroom (none)
Average rent – house or apartment in
May of 2005
2 bedroom $450 to $600
3 bedroom $550 to $800
Average rent – house or apartment in
May of 2006
2 bedroom $550 to $900
3 bedroom $650 to $1100

* based on information from the Silver City Regional MLS


Public Lands and Lakes: Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness – (575) 388-8201; Lake Roberts, Bear Canyon Lake, Bill Evans Lake – NM Game & Fish (505) 522-9796 website.

Outdoor Recreation: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (575) 538-9461 website, City of Rocks (575) 536-2800 website, Catwalk National Recreation Trail 539-2481 website,

Buckhorn Saloon & Pinos Altos Opera House: Saloon and restaurant. The Opera’s season features original, fast-paced comedies during which the audience is encouraged to boo, cheer, and throw popcorn. Performances take place on Friday and Saturday evenings. (575) 538-9911 or (575) 388-3848 www.pinosaltos.org

Ghost Towns: Mogollon (75 mi northeast of Silver City) (575) 539-2015 – Shakespeare (2.5 mi south of Lordsburg) (575) 542-9034 – Steins Railroad Ghost Town (19 mi west of Lordsburg) (575) 542-9791.

Annual Events:
Red Paint PowWow
(575) 534-1379 Tour of the Gila Staged Bicycle Races (575) 388-3222 or www.tourofthegila.com, Silver City Blues Festival (575) 538-2505 or www.mimbresarts.org, Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo (575) 538-3785, Annual Gila Thunder Bike Run (575) 534-2659, INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES Cowboy breakfast, Parade, Art ,Entertainment and Booths, Ice Cream Social and Car Show, St. Vincent De Paul Fiesta, Run to Copper Country (575) 538-9738, (575) 537-2419, Gem & Mineral Show, Chocolate Fantasia, Celebration of Spring, Red Paint Pow-wow (575) 538-3785, Billy Casper Benefit Golf Classic (575) 538-4067, Ft. Bayard Celebration Re-Enactment Melodrama Ball, Grant County Gila Cliff Fair, Pinos Altos Annual October Fiesta, WNMU Car Party (575) 538-6320 , Festival of Trees 534-0261, Lighted Christmas Parade and Victorian Christmas Evening (575) 538-5921.
**Information on most of these events can be received by contacting the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce (1-800-548-9378) as contact numbers and event dates may vary by year. www.silvercity.org

Cultural

Mimbres Regional Arts Council: (575) 538-2505
www.mimbresarts.org

Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark: website

Pinos Altos: website

Medical

Gila Regional Medical Center: (575) 388-1591
68 beds, 40 Doctors. www.gmrc.org

Ft. Bayard Medical Center: (575) 537-3302. Website

Specialized Medical Clinics: Urgent Care – DCI Silver City Dialysis Center – Occupational Heath Resources Clinic, Surgical Center, Cancer Center – Many, More….

  • Chiropractic: 9 Clinics
  • Dentistry: 5 Clinics
  • Rehabilitation: 5 Centers

Border Area Mental Health Services: (575) 388-4412 website
Alliance Behavioral Heath:
(575) 538-0826 – Southwest Psychological
Assoc:
(575) 388-4100 – Creative Response to Conflict NM: (575) 534-3391

Communications

Silver City Daily Press: www.scdailypress.com
(575) 388-1576

Silver City Sun News: (575) 538-5893 www.scsun-news.com

Southwest Copper Shopper: (575) 388-4887

Desert Exposure Magazine: www.desertexposure.com

KNFT FM Radio 102.9/AM 950 (575) 388-1958 (Country Hits)

KSIL FM Radio 105.5 (575) 388-5745 (American Roots)

KSCQ FM Radio 94.5 (575) 388-4116 (Rock, Hip Hop)

KNUW FM Radio 95.1 (575) 534-8701 (Spanish)

TV Local Public Access: CATS Channel 17

Internet: Zianet.com, Gilanet.com, silvercity.net

Emergency

Sheriff: (575) 538-2555 or (575) 538-3797

Silver City Police Department: (575) 388-3050
Hurley Police Department: (575) 537-3220 – Village of Santa Clara: (575) 537-5464 – Bayard Police Department: (575) 537-3312

NM State Police: (575) 388-1542

Road Conditions: NM Highway conditions: 800-432-4269

Financial Services

Enchanment Realty Mortgage: Click Here

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage: (575) 956-1523 or 800-225-5935

AmBank: (575) 534-0550 or 800-440-8751

First New Mexico Bank: (575) 388-3121

Bank of America: 800-944-0404

First Savings Bank: (575) 388-1531

Edward Jones Investments: (575) 538-3719 or 800-376-3719

Western Bank: (575) 388-3521

Farm Credit of New Mexico: (575) 528-7102 or 800-755-6432

Utilities

Town of Silver City: Water/Sewer/Waste/: (575) 534-6340

PNM of New Mexico: Natural Gas and Electirc: (575) 538-3707 www.pnm.com

Griffin’s Propane: (575) 388-4433

Delgado’s Propane: (575) 538-9752

Ikard & Newsom Propane: (575) 538-5378

Qwest Communications: 1-800-244-1111

Western New Mexico Telephone Co.: (575) 388-2549 or 800-588-2257

Grant County Sanitation Service: (575) 538-25388

Roadrunner Disposal Inc.: (575) 534-2401

Schools

Western New Mexico University (4-yr college): (575) 538-6011
www.wnmu.edu

Public Schools:
Silver Consolidated School District: (575) 388-1527 website
Cobre Consolidated Schools: (575) 537-3371 website

Private Schools:
Guadalupe Montessori School: (575) 388-3343
Silver Christian Academy: (575) 388-1223
Agape Community School: (575) 538-3467
Down to Earth School: (575) 388-2902
Silver Christian Academy: (575) 388-1223
Aldo Leopold High School: (575) 538-2547

Museums

Silver City Museum: A regional history library, photo archive, and museum store are on-site. The musuem’s collection is housed in the H.B. Ailman House an 1881 Victorian landmark.
312 W. Broadway, Silver City (575) 5385-5921 www.silvercitymuseum.org.

Western New Mexico Museum: (currently under rennovation) See the worlds largest permanent display of Mimbres pottery and culture. Historic photos of Silver City as well as the surrounding area, and 100 years of campus history. 1000 W. College Ave, WNMU Campus (575) 538-6386 Website.

Pinos Altos Historical Museum: The museum is housed in an 1860’s log cabin owned by the Schafer family for 130 years. Displays include family collections of photos, furniture, and rocks and minerals. (575) 388-1882. Website.

Recreation

Scott Park Municipal Golf Course: (575) 538-5041 website

Silver City Swimming Pool: (575) 388-4640

Gila Rangers: Single Action Shooting Club www.gilarangers.com

Transportation

Silver City Grant County Airport: Grimes Aviation: (575) 538-2142
or 800-725-2142 website

City Link Airlines: (575) 388-4393

Whiskey Creek Airport: Flying A Flight Service: (575) 538-5508 website

Las Cruces Shuttle: El Paso to Silver City: 800-288-1784
www.lascrucesshuttle.com

Gopher Taxi and Courier: 7 days a week – (575) 534-Taxi (8294)
gophertaxi@hotmail.com

Corre Caminos Transit: Bus and shuttle service in and around Silver city and to outlying areas – (575) 388-3180

Motels

Bear Creek Motel & Cabins: (575) 388-4501
www.bearcreekcabins.com

Comfort Inn: (575) 534-1883

Bear Mountain Lodge: (575) 538-2538 or 1-877 620-BEAR

Copper Manor: (575) 538-5392 or 800-853-2916

The Cottages: (575) 388-3000 www.zianet.com/cottages

The Drifter Motel: (575) 538-2916 or 800-853-2916

Econo Lodge: (575) 534-1111 www.econolodgesilvercity.com

Holiday Inn Express: (575) 538-2525 or 800-holiday Website

Holiday Motor Hotel: (575) 538-3711 or 800-828-8291

Palace Hotel: (575) 388-1811 or Website

Super 8 Motel: (575) 388-1983

Casitas De Gila Guesthouses: www.casitasdegila.com

Walnut Creek Cottages: (575) 534-9624 or 877-220-9500
www.walnutcreekcottages.com

Silver City KOA: www.koakampgrounds.com

Silver City RV Park: (575) 538-2239 www.silvercityrv.com

Rose Valley RV Ranch: (575) 534-4277 www.rosevalleyrv.com

Local Agencies

Grant County Offices: (575) 574-0000 www.grantcountynm.com

Silver City Offices: (575) 538-3731 www.townofsilvercity.org
Town of Hurley: (575) 537-5756 – Village of Santa Clara:
(575) 537-2443 – Town of Bayard: (575) 537-3327

Silver City Main Steet: www.silvercitymainstreet.com

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce: www.silvercity.org

Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS: www.silvercityrealtors.org

Silver City office of the Department of Labor/Workforce Solutions: Website

State Agencies

NM Real Estate Commission: (800) 801-7505 Website.

NM Real Estate Appraisers Board: (505) 476-4639 Website.

The Housing Authority Region V, NM: (575) 388-1975

NM Game and Fish Department: (505) 534-4674

New Mexico Department of Human Services: 800-432-9168

New Mexico Land Office: (575) 538-9730

New Mexico Veterans Service Commission: (575) 538-2377

NM Motor Vehicle Department: (575) 538-3281

New Mexico Legislature: Website

NM Environment Department: 800-219-6157 – (505) 827-2855 Website.
NMED Liquid Waste (Septic Tank) Program

New Mexico Economic Development: Silver City Profile

SOURCES: This information is derived from published articles, government documents, private and public sector news releases and local phone book. In most cases, no attempt is made to verify the accuracy of information from the above sources.

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