Elko, Nevada

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Population in 2014: 20,300 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.5%
 
Males: 10,504  (51.7%)
Females: 9,796  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Nevada median age:  37.1 years

Zip codes: 89801.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $70,407 (it was $48,608 in 2000)
Elko:

$70,407
NV:

$51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,005 (it was $20,101 in 2000)

Elko city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $202,446 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Elko:

$202,446
NV:

$165,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $917.

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  • Races in Elko, NV (2013)

    Elko races chart
    • 12,26162.7%White alone
    • 5,99030.6%Hispanic
    • 4512.3%Black alone
    • 4192.1%American Indian alone
    • 1560.8%Asian alone
    • 1590.8%Two or more races
    • 190.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elko: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (15.0%), German (9.1%), English (7.8%), Irish (6.1%), Italian (3.2%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5067 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,401 people per square mile   (low).

Elko,NV real estate house value index trend

Elko, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Elko:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elko city:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

2,290 residents are foreign born (9.1% Latin America).

This city:

11.7%
Nevada:

19.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,346 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $906 (0.5%)

Elko satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 94 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2014: 66 buildings, average cost: $190,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 115.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,938 (+15.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,160 (63.2%)

Area code: 775

Elko household income distribution Elko home values distribution

Crime rates in Elko by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1011000002572
per 100,000 5.50.06.06.00.00.00.00.00.010.826.635.49.7
Rapes 75101671415181412262023
per 100,000 38.529.859.795.340.682.786.0104.880.665.0138.4101.3112.0
Robberies 6119787191012127128
per 100,000 33.065.553.741.746.441.3108.958.269.165.037.360.839.0
Assaults 23131612322537604899805036
per 100,000 126.677.595.571.5185.6147.6212.0349.3276.3536.6425.8253.2175.4
Burglaries 14812814411813587149181219156209276247
per 100,000 814.4762.6859.9703.0782.9513.8853.91,053.71,260.5845.51,112.41,397.61,203.2
Thefts 419385354438422392378435431405541607491
per 100,000 2,305.52,293.72,113.92,609.32,447.42,315.02,166.32,532.52,480.72,195.02,879.53,073.72,391.9
Auto thefts 28324741524430494835869557
per 100,000 154.1190.6280.7244.3301.6259.8171.9285.3276.3189.7457.7481.1277.7
Arson 9378815440000
per 100,000 49.517.941.847.746.45.928.723.323.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 230.4211.9253.2278.2251.4248.6293.6356.4338.0350.3473.2463.6345.8

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Crime rate in Elko detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 42 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Nevada average:

1.94

Elko tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Nevada:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,043 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (38%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Elko: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elko, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Elko-area historical earthquake activity is below Nevada state average. It is 420% 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 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 202.8 miles away from Elko center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 245.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from Elko center
On 7/6/1954 at 11:13:18, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 171.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elko topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Elko:

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

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.

College/University in Elko:

  • Great Basin College (Full-time enrollment: 1,765; Location: 1500 College Parkway; 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: 5,051)
  • Boise State University (about 193 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 193 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 196 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 201 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)
  • Weber State University (about 201 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 203 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

Public high schools in Elko:

  • ELKO HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 987 COLLEGE AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTHEASTERN NEVADA VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Location: 850 ELM S, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Elko:

See full list of schools located in Elko

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 72.2. This is about average.

City:

72.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for American Indian residents, 18.8% for other race residents, 7.2% 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

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 workers' 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, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Nevada average:

12.0

Elko travel time to work - commute Elko mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,97419
Catholic6,7684
Evangelical Protestant3,37426
Mainline Protestant1,20710
None29,495-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.7%
Nevada:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.4%
Nevada:

45.2%

Average BMI:
Elko:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
Nevada:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
Nevada:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Nevada:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
Nevada:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

55.9%
Nevada:

55.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
Nevada:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elko, NV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$38,198$91,6750$0
Other Government Administration 25$100,420$48,2020$0
Police Protection - Officers 38$231,345$73,0560$0
Police - Other 5$21,124$50,6982$3,201
Firefighters 22$133,400$72,7640$0
Fire - Other 1$4,191$50,2920$0
Streets and Highways 16$71,831$53,8730$0
Airports 4$18,662$55,9861$731
Health 1$5,263$63,1560$0
Solid Waste Management 18$60,274$40,1830$0
Sewerage 7$35,468$60,8020$0
Parks and Recreation 13$40,946$37,79617$23,406
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$41,814$62,7211$1,373
Water Supply 8$32,105$48,1580$0
Totals for Government 171$835,041$58,59921$28,711

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

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $2,016,000 ($99.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000,000 ($98.52)
    Sewerage: $1,514,000 ($74.58)
    Regular Highways: $662,000 ($32.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,554,000 ($224.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,512,000 ($123.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,089,000 ($102.91)
    Sewerage: $1,887,000 ($92.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,825,000 ($89.90)
    Water Utilities: $1,729,000 ($85.17)
    Air Transportation: $1,261,000 ($62.12)
    Central Staff Services: $1,222,000 ($60.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $971,000 ($47.83)
    General Public Buildings: $473,000 ($23.30)
    Health - Other: $409,000 ($20.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $223,000 ($10.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $184,000 ($9.06)
    Financial Administration: $129,000 ($6.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $684,000 ($33.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $800,000 ($39.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $576,000 ($28.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $242,000 ($11.92)
    General Public Building: $169,000 ($8.33)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($7.93)
    Regular Highways: $133,000 ($6.55)
    Police Protection: $97,000 ($4.78)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($4.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($3.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,047,000 ($396.40)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,026,000 ($247.59)
    All Other: $2,250,000 ($110.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,363,000 ($67.14)
    Air Transportation: $1,108,000 ($54.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000 ($34.68)
    Parking Facilities: $56,000 ($2.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,639,000 ($179.26)
    All Other: $527,000 ($25.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($6.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $772,000 ($38.03)
    Interest Earnings: $522,000 ($25.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $488,000 ($24.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,725,000 ($134.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,298,000 ($458.03)
    Highways: $402,000 ($19.80)
  • Tax - Property: $2,933,000 ($144.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,942,000 ($95.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $726,000 ($35.76)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $294,000 ($14.48)
    Amusements License: $193,000 ($9.51)
    Other License: $161,000 ($7.93)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $101,000 ($4.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $54,000 ($2.66)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,255,000 ($603.69)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000 ($536.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,372,000 ($166.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000,000 ($98.52)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $902,000 ($44.43)
    End of Fiscal Year: $645,000 ($31.77)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,704,000 ($133.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,570,000 ($569.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,000 ($3.84)

7.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
Nevada average:

5.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washoe County, NV  0.56% ($43,388 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.36% ($45,460)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.26% ($31,935)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($945 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.64% ($43,602 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.42% ($39,392)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.36% ($38,556)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 180m591ftTotal length
  • $8,977,000Total costs
  • 241,119Total average daily traffic
  • 37,088Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 261970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elko, NV
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elko)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 182 (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: 61 (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: 109 (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: 141 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elko)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elko)

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

ELKO CITY OF (Address: CITY OF ELKO , Population served: 18,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2010)
SAGE SCHOOLS (Population served: 2,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
BARRICK GOLDSTRIKE FACILITY (Address: BARRICK GOLDSTRIKE , Population served: 2,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-15-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013)
NEWMONT GOLD GOLD QUARRY (Address: NEWMONT MINING CORP , Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation
TWIN CREEKS (Address: NEWMONT MINING CORP , Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2010)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2007)
PHOENIX MINE POTABLE WATER SYSTEM (Address: NEWMONT MINING CORP , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2010)
NEWMONT GOLD NORTH AREA LEACH (Address: NEWMONT MINING CORP , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation
MONTELLO WATER SYSTEM (Address: ELKO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS , Population served: 287, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2007)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations

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

  • WARD MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND USFS (Address: US FOREST SERVICE , Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE LODGE AT PINE VALLEY (Population served: 320, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEVADA YOUTH TRAINING CENTER (Address: NEVADA YOUTH TRAINING CENTER , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TS POWER PLANT (Address: NEWMONT MINING CORP , Population served: 62, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BIRD CREEK CAMPGROUND USFS (Address: US FOREST SERVICE , Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RYNDON COUNTRY STORE LLC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TERRACES PICNIC GROUNDS USFS (Address: US FOREST SERVICE , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elko, Nevada:

  • Best Western Ameritel Inn, 1930 Idaho St, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-8787, Fax: (775) 753-7910
  • America's Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino, 2050 Idaho St, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-8421, Fax: (775) 738-1798
  • Comfort Inn, 2970 Idaho St, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 777-8762, Fax: (775) 753-9439
  • Rodeway Inn, 736 Idaho St, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-7152, Fax: (775) 738-3447
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott - Elko, 2625 E Jennings Way, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 738-9900, Fax: (775) 738-9901
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elko, Nevada
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
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
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS8
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1

Elko compared to Nevada state average:

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

Elko on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 (89801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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