Duckwater, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 334.
Males: 161  (48.4%)
Females: 173  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Nevada median age:

35.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,406 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Duckwater:

$37,406
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,155 (it was $13,963 in 2000)

Duckwater CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $45,599 (it was $23,400 in 2000)
Duckwater:

$45,599
NV:

$258,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Duckwater: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Duckwater, NV (2000)
    • 11646.4%White alone
    • 11244.8%American Indian alone
    • 176.8%Hispanic
    • 31.2%Two or more races
    • 20.8%Black alone

Races in Duckwater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5480 feet

Land area: 4346.4 square miles.

Population density: 0.08 people per square mile   (very low).

Duckwater, Nevada map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Duckwater CCD:

1.2% ($283)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Las Vegas, NV (160.1 miles , pop. 115,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (161.9 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (345.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Preston, NV (6.1 miles),
Lund, NV (6.3 miles ),
Pioche, NV (7.8 miles ),
Rachel, NV (7.9 miles),
Ely, NV (7.9 miles ),
Mount Wilson, NV (7.9 miles),
Ruth, NV (7.9 miles ),
Alamo, NV (8.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.52 N, Longitude: 115.54 W

Distribution of median household income in Duckwater, NV in 2017
Duckwater satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Duckwater, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (52.3%)
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (12.3%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Private households (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (1.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (42.4%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (24.2%)
  • Construction (18.2%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (62.5%)
  • Educational services (21.9%)
  • Private households (15.6%)
Most common occupations in Duckwater, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Carpenters (10.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Child care workers (7.7%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (6.2%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (21.2%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (12.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (12.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (25.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.6%)
  • Child care workers (15.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.3%)

Average climate in Duckwater, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Duckwater-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 679% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from Duckwater center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 309.9 miles away from Duckwater center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 305.1 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 281.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nye County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Duckwater:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Duckwater:

  • Dixie State University (about 146 miles; Saint George, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,485)
  • Southern Utah University (about 147 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 165 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 18,996)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 169 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • Nevada State College (about 179 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Snow College (about 221 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Western Nevada College (about 234 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)

Public elementary/middle schools in Duckwater:

  • DUCKWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 2 DUCKWATER RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • DUCKWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 2 DUCKWATER RD., Grades: 6-8)
  • DUCKWATER SHOSHONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 511 DUCKWATER FALLS, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Duckwater

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Duckwater: Bordoli Ranch (A), Angleworm Ranch (B), Indian Spring Ranch (C), Blue Eagle Ranch (D), Blue Jay Highway Maintenance Station (E), Sunnyside Whipple Ranch (F), Butterfield Salt Beds (G), Wadsworth Ranch (H), Big Creek Ranch (I), Rattlesnake Maintenance Station (J), Irwin Camp (K), Sixmile Canyon Kilns (L), Florio Outrider Cabin (M), Forest Home (N), Currant Creek Forest Service Recreation Site (O), Manzone Ranch (P), Lani Ranch (Q), Fisher Ranch (R), Riorden (S), Hicks Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Duckwater Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Big Well Ponds (A), Lockes Ponds (B), Blue Eagle Ponds (C), White River Reservoir (D), Logan Catch Basin (E), Needles Catch Basin (F), Manzonie Reservoir (G), Line Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Murphy Wash (A), Twin Springs Slough (B), Currant Creek (C), Scofield Wash (D), South Fork Pine Creek (E), Little Cherry Creek (F), Duckwater Creek (G), The Big Wash (H), Sherwood Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Duckwater include: Wayne E Kirch Wildlife Management Area (1), Grant State Game Refuge (2), Railroad Valley Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nye County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Nevada:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

55.9%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

8.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.4%
Whole state:

10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

4.9%

For population 15 years and over in Duckwater:

Marital status in Duckwater, NV
  • Never married: 43.4%
  • Now married: 32.7%
  • Separated: 8.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 23.9%

For population 25 years and over in Duckwater:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Duckwater, NV (based on Nye County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8755
Evangelical Protestant3,88733
Other3,38310
Mainline Protestant4866
None30,315-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Nye County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Nye County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Nye County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nye County:

10.0%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.2%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nye County:

3.8%
State:

13.2%

9.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Nevada average:

6.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, NV  3.21% ($46,518 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.26% ($42,075)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.20% ($65,233)


7.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Nevada average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, NV  2.45% ($44,723 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.18% ($55,538)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($37,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Duckwater:

  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Duckwater:

  • KLNR (91.7 FM; PANACA, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBZB (98.9 FM; PIOCHE, NV; Owner: GLA-MAR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPR (88.7 FM; LUND, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 0.9 Miles West Of Hwy 379, And 1.27 South Of 2nd Street (Lat: 38.905472 Lon: -115.688250), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN223
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 955-5516, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Steve ruesch, Duckwater Nevada (Lat: 38.905472 Lon: -115.688250), Type: 36.5, Structure height: 32023 m, Overall height: 36.5 m, Registrant: Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation, Kevin.Hayes@antower.Com/Steve.Ruesch@antower.Com, , Las V-egas, Phone: (702) 454-2682
  • Steve Ruesch, Duckwater Nevada, Type: 36.5, Structure height: 32023 m, Overall height: 36.5 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation, Admin@antower.Com, , Las V-egas, Phone: (702) 454-2682
  • Steve Ruesch, Duckwater Nevada (Lat: 38.905472 Lon: -115.688250), Type: 36.5, Structure height: 32023 m, Overall height: 36.5 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation, Admin@antower.Com, , Las V-egas, Phone: (702) 454-2682

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.555278 Lon: -115.425556, Call Sign: WQFZ556,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.300 MHz, 451.400 MHz, 451.450 MHz, 451.325 MHz, 451.350 MHz, 451.500 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2006, Expiration Date: 11/16/2016, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2017, Certifier: Gonnie Mendez, Registrant: Sierra Electronics, Sparks, NV 89432-1545, Phone: (775) 359-1121, Fax: (775) 332-0377, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Duckwater Summit, Lat: 38.905417 Lon: -115.688167, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQWP613,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 10/20/2015, Expiration Date: 10/20/2025, Certifier: Kevin Hayes, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • Railroad Valley, Lat: 38.743083 Lon: -115.487333, Type: Building, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQWZ371,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/05/2026, Certifier: Kevin Hayes, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Duckwater, NV
  • 48.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 21.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Duckwater, NV
  • 38.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 16.7%Wood
  • 11.1%Solar energy
  • 5.6%Other fuel
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Duckwater compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Duckwater on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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