Silver City, North Carolina

Coordinates: 34°59′50″N 79°13′45″W / 34.99722°N 79.22917°W / 34.99722; -79.22917
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Silver City, North Carolina
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Location of Silver City, North Carolina
Location of Silver City, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°59′50″N 79°13′45″W / 34.99722°N 79.22917°W / 34.99722; -79.22917
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total1.49 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Land1.49 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation213 ft (65 m)
 • Total643
 • Density430.39/sq mi (166.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes910, 472
FIPS code37-61920[4]
GNIS feature ID2402853[2]

Silver City is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Hoke County, North Carolina in the United States. The population was 882 at the 2010 census,[5] down from 1,146 at the 2000 census.


Silver City is located in central Hoke County on the north side of the city of Raeford, the county seat. U.S. Route 401 passes through the community, leading east 21 miles (34 km) to Fayetteville and southwest the same distance to Laurinburg. The center of Raeford is 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Silver City down North Main Street.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.[5] The CDP is bordered to the northeast by Rockfish Creek, a tributary of the Cape Fear River.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,146 people, 424 households, and 303 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 746.7 inhabitants per square mile (288.3/km2). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 303.0 per square mile (117.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 3.40% White, 94.24% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 424 households, out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.0% were married couples living together, 35.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the CDP the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 76.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,238, and the median income for a family was $29,464. Males had a median income of $24,444 versus $18,850 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,139. About 15.3% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silver City, North Carolina
  3. ^ "Silver City NC ZIP Code". 2023. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Silver City CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.