Eureka, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 1,041.
Males: 523  (50.3%)
Females: 518  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Nevada median age:  35.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,395 (it was $43,594 in 2000)
Eureka:

$59,395
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,462 (it was $18,029 in 2000)

Eureka CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,403 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Eureka:

$100,403
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $108,892; Detached houses: $159,344; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,482; In 2-unit structures: $195,482; Mobile homes: $70,772; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $76,188
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Eureka races chart
  • White alone - 941 (85.3%)
  • Hispanic - 110 (10.0%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eureka: 131.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6481 feet

Land area: 2317.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Eureka, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Eureka:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eureka CCD:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 10.2%



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Eureka, Nevada as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Eureka to the number of sex offenders is 521 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Eureka CCD:  0.7% ($472)
Nevada:  0.9% ($1,187)
Eureka satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sparks, NV (193.9 miles , pop. 66,346).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (239.3 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (400.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Grass Valley, NV (6.2 miles ), Cherry Creek, NV (6.7 miles) , Austin, NV (7.4 miles ), Kingston, NV (7.6 miles) , Lund, NV (7.6 miles ), Ruth, NV (7.7 miles ), Beowawe, NV (7.9 miles ), Crescent Valley, NV (7.9 miles ).

Latitude: 39.58 N, Longitude: 116.10 W

Eureka household income distribution Eureka home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Eureka, Nevada

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Earthquake activity:

Eureka-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 648% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eureka County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Birthplace of: Warren J. Ferguson - Judge.

Airports located in Eureka:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eureka:

  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 198 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 199 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Western Nevada College (about 200 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Southern Utah University (about 211 miles; Cedar City, UT; FT enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 220 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 224 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 233 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)

Public elementary/middle schools in Eureka:

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Notable locations in Eureka: Eureka Volunteer Ambulance Service (A), Eureka Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Eureka Inn (251 N Main St), In Eureka Sundown Lodge (60 South Main Street), Ruby Hill Motel (380 North Main).

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

EUREKA WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: EUREKA WATER ASSOC , Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
CRESCENT VALLEY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
BARRICK RUBY HILL MINE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
DEVILS GATE WATER SYSTEM GID 2 (Address: EUREKA WATER ASSOC , Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DEVILS GATE GID DISTRICT 1 (Address: EUREKA WATER ASSOC , Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.7%
Whole state:  8.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.8%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

4.9%
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Eureka compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Eureka (2011 data):

  • Nevada State Bank: Eureka Branch at 91 North Main Street, branch established on 1945/06/16. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, Nevada:

  • Sundown Lodge Inc, Main St, Eureka, NV 89316 , Phone: (775) 237-5334
  • Ruby Hill Motel, PO Box 281 Hwy 50, Eureka, NV 89316 , Phone: (775) 237-5339
  • Best Western Inn, PO Box 147, Eureka, NV 89316 , Phone: (775) 237-5247
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, Nevada

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Eureka CCD (based on Eureka County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.49%
Here: 33.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents45.4%31.3%19.3%3.8%0.2%
Congregations20.0%20.0%40.0%20.0%-
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: 1
Eureka County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Eureka County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Eureka County:

27.1%
Nevada:

24.5%

9.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.85%
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 Elko County, NV  1.64% ($46,800 average AGI)


10.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.73%
Nevada average:

5.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Elko County, NV  2.76% ($89,706 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eureka:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eureka:

  • KWPR (88.7 FM; LUND, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K209AX (89.7 FM; AUSTIN, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Eureka:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Eureka)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Eureka, NV)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB7VPQ, Licensee ID: L00409016
    Grant Date: 06/08/1993, Expiration Date: 06/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2005
    Registrant: Ralph E Schable, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Call Sign: KB7VPR, Licensee ID: L00652695
    Grant Date: 03/11/2003, Expiration Date: 06/08/2013
    Registrant: Laurance F Etter, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Call Sign: KB7VPS, Licensee ID: L00270979
    Grant Date: 06/08/1993, Expiration Date: 06/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2005
    Registrant: Keith D Hoehne, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Call Sign: KG7XR, Previous Call Sign: KA7VOG
    Grant Date: 12/29/1992, Expiration Date: 12/29/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2004
    Registrant: Elvina N Smith, Eureka, NV 89316

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1226P , Serial Number: 23-246, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Harold Sheppard, Dv Route Box 9a, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2118Z , Serial Number: 18051218, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1963
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Eric Or Edie Dickenson, Po Box 40, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 254CT , Serial Number: 07-01-05, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Terry J Lytle, Po Box 593, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T-310P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5800M , Serial Number: 310P0100, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Ridgewood Associates Inc, Hc 62box 62260, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: STEPHENS RICHARD L RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-E2A (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 725RV , Serial Number: 725, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 02/22/2010
    Registrant (Individual): John H Walzl, Po Box 206, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 759HG , Serial Number: 18266002, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Diamond Valley Hay Company Inc, Po Box 10, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7693M , Serial Number: 55993, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William E Baumann, Po Box 881, Eureka, NV 89316, Other Owners: Darla R Baumann

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Eureka, NV

  • Best Western: 1
  • True Value: 1

Eureka on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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