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Silver Lake is in New Hanover County, in the Wilmington metro area.
The latitude of Silver Lake is 34.148N. The longitude is -77.913W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,788.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Silver Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Hanover County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28412 ZIP code.
15% of Silver Lake residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Silver Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silver Lake was $19,609, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Silver Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Silver Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $584. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.
New Hanover County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Silver Lake political report.
The average commute time for Silver Lake workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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