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 2013: $66,006 (it was $43,594 in 2000)
Eureka:

$66,006
NV:

$51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,467 (it was $18,029 in 2000)

Eureka CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $126,483 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Eureka:

$126,483
NV:

$165,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $138,344; Detached houses: $171,464; Mobile homes: $51,912
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  • Races in Eureka, NV (2000)

    Eureka races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Eureka: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

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%

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Nevada:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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:

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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).

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

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

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (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:

24 (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:

4
  • 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


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Eureka)

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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%)

Businesses in Eureka, NV

  • Best Western: 1
  • True Value: 1

Eureka compared to Nevada 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.

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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