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Population in 2012: 19,386 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.0%
 

Males: 9,782  (50.5%)
Females: 9,604  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  31.4 years
Nevada median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 89801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,598 (it was $48,608 in 2000)
Elko:

$65,598
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,299

Elko city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,384 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Elko:

$159,384
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $190,865; Detached houses: $215,895; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,061; In 2-unit structures: $207,753; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,371,064; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,586,133; Mobile homes: $64,549; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $44,502

Median gross rent in 2012: $918.

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  • White alone - 11,448 (62.1%)
  • Hispanic - 5,493 (29.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 526 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 309 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 321 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 247 (1.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 52 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 42 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elko: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (10.6%), German (9.7%), English (8.9%), Irish (5.9%), Italian (3.2%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5067 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,338 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elko:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elko city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2,441 residents are foreign born

This city:  13.2%
Nevada:  19.2%



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Elko, Nevada as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elko to the number of sex offenders is 775 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,270 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $749 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boise, ID (193.6 miles , pop. 185,787).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (322.4 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (488.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Osino, NV (2.9 miles ), Spring Creek, NV (3.3 miles ), Lamoille, NV (4.1 miles) , Carlin, NV (4.5 miles ), Beowawe, NV (6.6 miles) , Wells, NV (6.8 miles ), Crescent Valley, NV (7.2 miles ), Battle Mountain, NV (7.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2011: 58 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $219,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 115.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,143 (+17.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,203 (67.3%)

Area code: 775

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Crime rates in Elko by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010110000025
per 100,000 0.00.05.50.06.06.00.00.00.00.00.010.826.6
Rapes 1057510167141518141226
per 100,000 46.828.438.529.859.795.340.682.786.0104.880.665.0138.4
Robberies 1186119787191012127
per 100,000 51.545.433.065.553.741.746.441.3108.958.269.165.037.3
Assaults 24312313161232253760489980
per 100,000 112.3176.0126.677.595.571.5185.6147.6212.0349.3276.3536.6425.8
Burglaries 11913914812814411813587149181219156209
per 100,000 556.6789.4814.4762.6859.9703.0782.9513.8853.91053.71260.5845.51112.4
Thefts 544495419385354438422392378435431405541
per 100,000 2544.62811.12305.52293.72113.92609.32447.42315.02166.32532.52480.72195.02879.5
Auto thefts 33392832474152443049483586
per 100,000 154.4221.5154.1190.6280.7244.3301.6259.8171.9285.3276.3189.7457.7
Arson 4793788154400
per 100,000 18.739.849.517.941.847.746.45.928.723.323.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 218.4245.7228.2209.8250.7275.5249.0246.2290.7352.9334.7346.8468.5

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Crime rate in Elko detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Nevada average:

2.06

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Elko, Nevada accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Nevada:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1,043 (+6.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (35%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Elko-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nevada state average. It is 81% 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 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/21/2008 at 14:16:02, a magnitude 6.0 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Elko center
On 2/21/2008 at 14:20:51, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2003 at 12:19:59, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/21/2008 at 23:57:51, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.6 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from Elko center
On 10/8/2001 at 05:37:11, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 26.9 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 Elko County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Snows: 2, Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Elko:

  • ELKO DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, 1995 ERRECART BLVD STE 100)
  • GENESIS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 421 RAILROAD STREET TABER BLDG ROOM 206)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF NEVADA (Home Health Center, PO BOX 1359)
  • NORTHEASTERN NEVADA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 2001 ERRECART BLVD)
  • HERITAGE REHABILITATION CENTER OF ELKO (Nursing Home, 701 WALNUT ST)
  • HIGHLAND MANOR OF ELKO (Nursing Home, 2850 RUBY VISTA DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Elko, NV

Airports located in Elko:


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Amtrak station:

ELKO (12TH & SHARP STS.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.elko.nv.us

College/University in Elko:

  • Great Basin College (Full-time enrollment: 1,126; Location: 1500 College Pky; Public; Website: www.gbcnv.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elko:

  • College of Southern Idaho (about 138 miles; Twin Falls, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,157)
  • Boise State University (about 193 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 196 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Weber State University (about 201 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 10,838)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 201 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 11,080)
  • University of Phoenix-Utah Campus (about 203 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Western Governors University (about 205 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 15,870)

Public elementary/middle schools in Elko:

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Library in Elko:

  • ELKO-LANDER-EUREKA COUNTIES LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,487,209; Location: 720 COURT STREET; 163,517 books; 1,200 e-books; 7,083 audio materials; 5,921 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • TV Stations: KENV News 10 NBC Elko- Owner Ruby Mountain Broadcasting- A Sunbelt Communications Subsidairy

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Notable locations in Elko: Elko Shopping Plaza (A), Elko County Fairgrounds (B), KELP Radio Station (C), Ruby View Golf Course (D), Elko Fire Department Station 2 (E), Elko Fire Department Station 3 (F), Elko County Ambulance Service (G), Elko Fire Department Station 1 (H), Access Air Ambulance (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sunrise Shopping Center (1), Elko Junction Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elko City Cemetery (1), Masonic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Airport Ponds (A), Eight Mile Creek Reservoir (B), Fifth Street Wash Reservoir (C), South Side Wash Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: East Adobe Creek (A), Eightmile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elko include: Hillside Park (1), Riverview Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Western Folklife Center (Museums; 501 Railroad Street) (1), Elko City - Chamber of Commerce (Museums; 1405 Idaho Street) (2), Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Museums; 501 Railroad Street) (3), Voices of the West Radio (Museums; 501 Railroad Street) (4), Northeastern Nevada Museum (1515 Idaho Street) (5), Coach USA Elko (Tours & Charters; 4105 West Idaho) (6), Elko Guide Service (Tours & Charters; Ruby Crest Ranch) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Elko (2970 Idaho Street) (1), Budget Inn (1349 Idaho Street) (2), Elko Motel (1243 Idaho Street) (3), Lamoille House (691 South 9th Street) (4), Western Inn (129 West Idaho Street) (5), High Desert Inn Coffee Shop (3015 Idaho Street) (6), Mid-Town Motel (294 Idaho Street) (7), Ameritel Inn-Elko (1930 Idaho Street) (8), Centre Motel (475 3rd Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Elko County - 4th Judicial District Court- Family Master- Courts- District Court-4Th Judi (665 West Silver Street) (1), Elko County - County Clerk- Courts- District Court-4th Judicial- Clerk (571 Idaho Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Elko County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.8. This is better than average.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 25.6. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.6
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elko and their reported violations in the past:

ELKO CITY OF (Address: CITY OF ELKO , Population served: 17000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Incl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-29-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
SAGE SCHOOLS (Population served: 2200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
BARRICK GOLDSTRIKE MINE INC (Population served: 1600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEWMONT GOLD GOLD QUARRY (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
MEIKLE MINE (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
LONE TREE MINE (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
NEWMONT GOLD NORTH AREA LEACH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
MONTELLO WATER SYSTEM (Address: ELKO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS , Population served: 287, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2003)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elko that have no violations reported:

  • PHOENIX MINE POTABLE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEEVILLE POTABLE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 147, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANGEL LAKE CAMPGROUND USFS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BARRICK GOLDSTRIKE ADMINISTRATION (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PETES BAR 7 CLUB (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TERRACES PICNIC GROUNDS USFS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THOMAS CANYON CAMPGROUND USFS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.6% for Black residents, 4.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.0% for other race residents, 7.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elko, NV

People in group quarters in Elko in 2010:

  • 105 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 98 people in college/university student housing
  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in workersí group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Elko in 2000:

  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 84 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Elko compared to Nevada state average:

Elko, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Elko (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Elko Plaza at 2070 Idaho Street, branch established on 1996/10/01; Elko Downtown Branch at 405 Idaho Street, branch established on 1936/10/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Nevada State Bank: Mountain City Highway Branch at 2915 Moiuntain City Highway, branch established on 2005/10/13; Railroad Branch at 487 Railroad Street, branch established on 1993/07/29. Info updated 2009/04/21: Bank assets: $4,101.1 mil, Deposits: $3,546.3 mil, headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 53 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Elko Main Branch at 801 Idaho Street, branch established on 1946/11/12. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Nevada Bank and Trust Company: Elko Branch at 852 Idaho Street, branch established on 1993/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.8 mil, Deposits: $83.1 mil, headquarters in Caliente, NV, positive income, 4 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Elko Branch at 605 Idaho Street, branch established on 1969/09/08. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elko, Nevada:

  • Rodeway Inn, 1349 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-7000, Fax: (775) 738-1216
  • Elko Inn Express, 837 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-7261
  • Best Western Ameritel Inn, 1930 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-8787, Fax: (775) 753-7910
  • Shilo Inn, 2401 MTN City Hwy, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (503) 641-6565
  • Motel 6, 3021 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-4337, Fax: (775) 753-8381
  • America's Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino, 2050 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-8421, Fax: (775) 738-1798
  • Red Lion Inn & Casino Elko, 2065 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 753-2111, Fax: (775) 753-9859
  • Oak Tree Inn, 95 Spruce Rd, Elko, NV 89801 , Phone: (775) 777-2222
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elko, Nevada

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elko travel time to work - commute


Elko mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Elko city (based on Elko County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.74%
Here36.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents41.4%35.2%9.5%4.2%2.8%
Congregations8.9%35.6%13.3%8.9%4.4%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.0%1.2%1.1%0.7%1.9%
Congregations4.4%2.2%6.7%2.2%13.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Elko County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Elko County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Elko County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Elko County:

29.6%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

13.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$23,448$46,8961$673
Other Government Administration 13$43,414$40,0740$0
Police Protection - Officers 38$181,953$57,4590$0
Police - Other 5$17,059$40,9422$2,037
Firefighters 21$102,995$58,8540$0
Fire - Other 1$3,049$36,5880$0
Streets and Highways 18$73,677$49,1180$0
Airports 5$20,480$49,1520$0
Health 6$16,864$33,7280$0
Solid Waste Management 7$25,972$44,5231$2,125
Sewerage 9$35,612$47,4830$0
Parks and Recreation 11$42,752$46,63921$5,081
Water Supply 5$20,845$50,0280$0
Other and Unallocable 10$39,989$47,9870$0
Totals for Government 155$648,109$50,17625$9,916

Elko government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $2,016,000 ($103.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000,000 ($103.17)
    Sewerage: $1,514,000 ($78.10)
    Regular Highways: $662,000 ($34.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,554,000 ($234.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,512,000 ($129.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,089,000 ($107.76)
    Sewerage: $1,887,000 ($97.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,825,000 ($94.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,729,000 ($89.19)
    Air Transportation: $1,261,000 ($65.05)
    Central Staff Services: $1,222,000 ($63.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $971,000 ($50.09)
    General Public Buildings: $473,000 ($24.40)
    Health - Other: $409,000 ($21.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $223,000 ($11.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $184,000 ($9.49)
    Financial Administration: $129,000 ($6.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $684,000 ($35.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $800,000 ($41.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $576,000 ($29.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000 ($12.48)
    General Public Building: $169,000 ($8.72)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($8.30)
    Regular Highways: $133,000 ($6.86)
    Police Protection: $97,000 ($5.00)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($4.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($3.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,047,000 ($415.09)

Elko government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,026,000 ($259.26)
    All Other: $2,250,000 ($116.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,363,000 ($70.31)
    Air Transportation: $1,108,000 ($57.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000 ($36.31)
    Parking Facilities: $56,000 ($2.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,639,000 ($187.71)
    All Other: $527,000 ($27.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($6.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $772,000 ($39.82)
    Interest Earnings: $522,000 ($26.93)
    General Revenue, NEC: $488,000 ($25.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,725,000 ($140.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,298,000 ($479.62)
    Highways: $402,000 ($20.74)
  • Tax - Property: $2,933,000 ($151.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,942,000 ($100.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $726,000 ($37.45)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $294,000 ($15.17)
    Amusements License: $193,000 ($9.96)
    Other License: $161,000 ($8.30)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $101,000 ($5.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $54,000 ($2.79)

Elko government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,255,000 ($632.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000 ($561.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,372,000 ($173.94)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000,000 ($103.17)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $902,000 ($46.53)
    End of Fiscal Year: $645,000 ($33.27)

Elko government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,704,000 ($139.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,570,000 ($596.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,000 ($4.02)

10.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.10%
Nevada average:

9.02%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.11%
Nevada average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washoe County, NV  0.80% ($63,504 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.66% ($45,124)
from Tooele County, UT  0.40% ($30,286)


8.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.62%
Nevada average:

6.56%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($915 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washoe County, NV  0.69% ($38,463 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.63% ($33,374)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.33% ($35,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elko:

  • KELK (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; ELKO, NV; Owner: HUMBOLDT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elko:

  • KLKO (93.7 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNCC (91.5 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: NORTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHIX (96.7 FM; CARLIN, NV; Owner: RUBY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KRJC (95.3 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: HOLIDAY BROADCASTING OF ELKO)
  • K201DE (88.1 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • K216BB (91.1 FM; ELKO, ETC., NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K266AB (101.1 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K207CF (89.3 FM; SPRING CREEK, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BDCSTRS INC)
  • K204EU (88.7 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220HG (91.9 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elko:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K06MK (Channel 6; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K12MS (Channel 12; SPRING CREEK MOBILE, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K08LS (Channel 8; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K15EE (Channel 15; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K17DT (Channel 17; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • KENV (Channel 10; ELKO, NV; Owner: RUBY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Elko fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 32
Total length: 156 meters (512ft)
Total costs: $8,977,000
Total average daily traffic: 200,909
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,172

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 23
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elko, NV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elko)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Elko, NV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 136 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elko)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elko)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 148
  • Hazardous Condition: 69
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Elko


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elko, NV

Most common first names in Elko, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10076.2 years
Robert5368.9 years
William5271.5 years
Mary5178.7 years
James5067.9 years
George3973.8 years
Charles3773.5 years
Richard2467.3 years
Joseph2378.7 years
Edward2371.1 years
Most common last names in Elko, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2776.0 years
Brown2374.7 years
Johnson2174.6 years
Jones2070.5 years
Williams1872.4 years
Parker1681.1 years
Martin1578.6 years
Anderson1271.8 years
Davis1271.5 years
Wilson1271.9 years
Businesses in Elko, NV
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Maurices1
Big O Tires1McDonald's2
Burger King2Motel 61
CVS1Nike5
Dairy Queen1OfficeMax1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks2
FedEx5Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS8
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Elko, NV

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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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