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Silver Springs
Silver Springs, from US 95A
Silver Springs, from US 95A
Location of Silver Springs, Nevada
Location of Silver Springs, Nevada
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lyon
 • Total 77.1 sq mi (199.7 km2)
 • Land 71.6 sq mi (185.5 km2)
 • Water 5.5 sq mi (14.3 km2)
4,199 ft (1,280 m)
 • Total 5,296
 • Density 74/sq mi (28.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-67200
GNIS feature ID 0858187

Silver Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lyon County, Nevada, United States at the intersection of US 50 (California Trail) and US 95A. The population was 5,296 at the 2010 census. Lahontan Reservoir, Lahontan State Recreation Area and historic Fort Churchill State Historic Park are all located nearby. The area is served by the Silver Springs Airport.


Silver Springs is located at 39°22′14″N 119°13′15″W / 39.370429°N 119.220862°W / 39.370429; -119.220862.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 78.6 square miles (204 km2), of which 72.4 square miles (188 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (7.83%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,708 people, 1,766 households, and 1,227 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 65.0 people per square mile (25.1/km2). There were 1,935 housing units at an average density of 26.7 per square mile (10.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.67% White, 1.21% African American, 1.83% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population.

There were 1,766 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,427, and the median income for a family was $42,125. Males had a median income of $34,712 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,576. About 10.8% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

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