Elko, Nevada

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Population in 2017: 20,451 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.4%
 
Males: 10,716  (52.4%)
Females: 9,735  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Nevada median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 89801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,242 (it was $48,608 in 2000)
Elko:

$63,242
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,576 (it was $20,101 in 2000)

Elko city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $220,006 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Elko:

$220,006
NV:

$258,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,040.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elko: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.2% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.7% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Elko, NV (2017)
    • 13,07761.7%White alone
    • 6,14729.0%Hispanic
    • 4792.3%Black alone
    • 4832.3%American Indian alone
    • 3351.6%Asian alone
    • 3001.4%Two or more races
    • 110.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Elko, Nevada as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elko is 330 to 1.


Crime rates in Elko by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.8)
5
(26.6)
7
(35.4)
2
(9.7)
2
(9.6)
2
(9.7)
2
(9.6)
3
(14.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(95.3)
7
(40.6)
14
(82.7)
15
(86.0)
18
(104.8)
14
(80.6)
12
(65.0)
26
(138.4)
20
(101.3)
23
(112.0)
26
(124.9)
38
(183.7)
21
(100.9)
18
(86.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(41.7)
8
(46.4)
7
(41.3)
19
(108.9)
10
(58.2)
12
(69.1)
12
(65.0)
7
(37.3)
12
(60.8)
8
(39.0)
6
(28.8)
8
(38.7)
11
(52.9)
17
(81.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(71.5)
32
(185.6)
25
(147.6)
37
(212.0)
60
(349.3)
48
(276.3)
99
(536.6)
80
(425.8)
50
(253.2)
36
(175.4)
51
(245.0)
54
(261.0)
47
(225.9)
57
(274.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
118
(703.0)
135
(782.9)
87
(513.8)
149
(853.9)
181
(1,054)
219
(1,261)
156
(845.5)
209
(1,112)
276
(1,398)
247
(1,203)
250
(1,201)
144
(696.1)
192
(922.8)
113
(544.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
438
(2,609)
422
(2,447)
392
(2,315)
378
(2,166)
435
(2,532)
431
(2,481)
405
(2,195)
541
(2,879)
607
(3,074)
491
(2,392)
506
(2,431)
395
(1,909)
414
(1,990)
297
(1,430)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(244.3)
52
(301.6)
44
(259.8)
30
(171.9)
49
(285.3)
48
(276.3)
35
(189.7)
86
(457.7)
95
(481.1)
57
(277.7)
54
(259.4)
57
(275.5)
59
(283.6)
33
(158.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(47.7)
8
(46.4)
1
(5.9)
5
(28.7)
4
(23.3)
4
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)288.1260.3257.4304.0369.0350.0362.7489.9480.0358.0378.8377.2327.9285.7

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City-data.com crime index in Elko, NV

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 46 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Nevada average:

2.06
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Ancestries: American (27.0%), German (6.6%), English (3.6%), Irish (3.3%), European (3.3%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5067 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,412 people per square mile   (low).

Elko, Nevada map

2,041 residents are foreign born (7.2% Latin America).

This city:

9.6%
Nevada:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,537 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $907 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 115.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,380 (+15.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,404 (67.7%)

Area code: 775

Distribution of median household income in Elko, NV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elko, NV in 2017
Elko satellite photo by USGS

Elko tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Nevada:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,043 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in Elko, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (22.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (34.5%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Elko, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (8.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Elko, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Elko, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

19.6

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 the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from Elko 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 Elko 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 the city center
On 7/6/1954 at 11:13:18, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 171.5 miles away from Elko center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elko County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 10, 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:

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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

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Elko:

Marital status in Elko, NV
  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Elko:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Nevada average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elko
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elko, NV (based on Elko County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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.
Nevada:

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

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 36$244,519$81,5061$100
Firefighters 18$123,203$82,1350$0
Parks and Recreation 15$65,636$52,50918$8,870
Streets and Highways 14$69,894$59,9090$0
Other Government Administration 14$58,816$50,4141$664
Water Supply 10$53,411$64,0930$0
Sewerage 9$49,759$66,3450$0
Financial Administration 9$48,816$65,0880$0
Other and Unallocable 8$36,538$54,8070$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$37,576$64,4161$1,373
Solid Waste Management 7$33,436$57,3190$0
Health 5$19,842$47,6211$1,271
Police - Other 5$19,286$46,2861$2,126
Fire - Other 4$28,843$86,5291$1,050
Airports 4$22,424$67,2720$0
Totals for Government 165$911,999$66,32724$15,454

Elko government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,089,000 ($102.15)
    Regular Highways: $669,000 ($32.71)
    Air Transportation: $597,000 ($29.19)
    Water Utilities: $424,000 ($20.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $369,000 ($18.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($8.17)
    General - Other: $59,000 ($2.88)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($2.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($0.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($0.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,319,000 ($308.98)
    Sewerage: $4,189,000 ($204.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,130,000 ($201.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,411,000 ($166.79)
    Regular Highways: $2,719,000 ($132.95)
    Water Utilities: $2,465,000 ($120.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,482,000 ($72.47)
    Central Staff Services: $1,229,000 ($60.09)
    Air Transportation: $915,000 ($44.74)
    General - Other: $798,000 ($39.02)
    General Public Buildings: $637,000 ($31.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $521,000 ($25.48)
    Health - Other: $493,000 ($24.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $321,000 ($15.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $236,000 ($11.54)
    Financial Administration: $206,000 ($10.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $206,000 ($10.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $497,000 ($24.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $368,000 ($17.99)
    Regular Highways: $287,000 ($14.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $212,000 ($10.37)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($4.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($2.20)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($0.98)

Elko government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,556,000 ($320.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,910,000 ($93.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,322,000 ($64.64)
    Air Transportation: $1,003,000 ($49.04)
    Other: $392,000 ($19.17)
    Regular Highways: $275,000 ($13.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $516,000 ($25.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,904,000 ($93.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $276,000 ($13.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $255,000 ($12.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $248,000 ($12.13)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,335,000 ($163.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,200,000 ($694.34)
    Other: $106,000 ($5.18)
  • Tax - Property: $4,546,000 ($222.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,622,000 ($177.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $934,000 ($45.67)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $547,000 ($26.75)
    Other License: $528,000 ($25.82)
    Amusements License: $115,000 ($5.62)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $71,000 ($3.47)

Elko government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,262,000 ($648.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,572,000 ($614.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $690,000 ($33.74)

Elko government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,006,000 ($293.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,314,000 ($1433.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $703,000 ($34.37)

6.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
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 Washoe County, NV  0.54% ($52,971 average AGI)
from Tooele County, UT  0.48% ($39,154)
from Clark County, NV  0.41% ($42,282)


7.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
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 Washoe County, NV  0.65% ($92,921 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.50% ($48,490)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($54,885)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Elko fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 466ft / 142mTotal length
  • $8,977,000Total costs
  • 279,950Total average daily traffic
  • 47,642Total average daily truck traffic
  • 270,003Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elko, NV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 101960-1969
  • 281970-1979
  • 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: 224 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Elko, NV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 159 (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: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elko)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 56 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elko)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 113. The highest number of fires - 211 took place in 2011, and the least - 57 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elko, NV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (54.4%), and Structure Fires (23.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elko, NV
    • 98654.4%Outside Fires
    • 42723.6%Structure Fires
    • 30516.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 945.2%Other
See full 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
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Elko, 674 Cimarron Way, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 777-8181, Fax: (775) 753-2016
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2542 Ruby Vista Dr, Elko, Nevada 89801 , Phone: (775) 299-4800
All 7 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elko, NV
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elko, NV
  • 63.1%Utility gas
  • 32.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Elko compared to Nevada state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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