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Silas is a town in Choctaw County.
The community was named for Silas Shoemaker, postmaster
The latitude of Silas is 31.765N. The longitude is -88.329W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 511.
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1% of Silas residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Silas ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silas was $14,074, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Silas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Silas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $143. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.
Choctaw County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Silas political report.
The average commute time for Silas workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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