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 2019: $74,038 (it was $43,594 in 2000)
Eureka:

$74,038
NV:

$63,276

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,266 (it was $18,029 in 2000)

Eureka CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,021 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Eureka:

$157,021
NV:

$317,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $231,273; detached houses: $278,140; mobile homes: $69,603
March 2019 cost of living index in Eureka: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Eureka, NV (2000)
    • 94185.3%White alone
    • 11010.0%Hispanic
    • 232.1%Two or more races
    • 151.4%American Indian alone
    • 111.0%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Eureka, Nevada as of April 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Eureka is 260 to 1.


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

0.7% ($472)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

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

Distribution of median household income in Eureka, NV in 2019
Eureka satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Nevada:

9.9%
Most common industries in Eureka, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.5%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (29.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (18.6%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.1%)
  • Public administration (17.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Eureka, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Extraction workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Extraction workers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Eureka, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Eureka, Nevada average temperatures Eureka, Nevada average precipitation Eureka, Nevada humidity Eureka, Nevada wind speed Eureka, Nevada snowfall Eureka, Nevada sunshine Eureka, Nevada clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Eureka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nevada state average. It is 4813% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eureka County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

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 high schools in Eureka:

  • EUREKA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: #1 VANDAL WAY, Grades: 7-12)
  • EUREKA COUNTY ONLINE SCHOOL (Location: #1 MCCOY STREET ROOM D, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Eureka:

See full list of schools located in Eureka

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Warren J. Ferguson - Judge.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Eureka:

Marital status in Eureka, NV
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5801
Evangelical Protestant1914
Other1811
Mainline Protestant--
None1,035-
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: 1
Eureka County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

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

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

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

7.7%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Nevada:

24.5%

Businesses in Eureka, NV

  • Best Western: 1
  • True Value: 1

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:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

34 (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: 06/04/2013, Expiration Date: 06/08/2023, Certifier: Laurance F Etter, 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
  • Call Sign: KJ7ORS, Licensee ID: L02354397, Grant Date: 06/22/2020, Expiration Date: 06/22/2030, Certifier: Joe O Luby Iii, Registrant: Joe O Luby Iii, Eureka, NV 89316-0932

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4406V , Serial Number: 18539, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/19/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Lyndon C Weaver, Hc 62 Box 62101, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/1998
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/21/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William E Baumann, Po Box 881, Eureka, NV 89316, Other Owners: Darla R Baumann
  • Aircraft: SEIBOLD WILLIAM F VERIEZE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6VE , Serial Number: 480, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Dan William Callaghan, Po Box 900, Eureka, NV 89316
  • Aircraft: WEBBER JIM HARMON ROCKET II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 757HR , Serial Number: 4218, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 08/07/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Etcheverry Livestock LLC, Po Box 1093, Eureka, NV 89316
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/04/2019

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fires - 33 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Eureka, NV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (84.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (9.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Eureka, NV
    • 14084.8%Outside Fires
    • 169.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 84.8%Structure Fires
    • 10.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Eureka, NV

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, Nevada:

  • Sundown Lodge Inc, Main St, Eureka, Nevada 89316 , Phone: (775) 237-5334
  • Ruby Hill Motel, PO Box 281 Hwy 50, Eureka, Nevada 89316 , Phone: (775) 237-5339
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, Nevada
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Eureka, NV
  • 50.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.4%Wood
  • 21.8%Electricity
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Eureka, NV
  • 46.3%Electricity
  • 35.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.4%Wood
  • 1.5%Utility gas


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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Eureka on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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