Gerlach-Empire, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 593.
Males: 318  (53.7%)
Females: 275  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Nevada median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 89405.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,042 (it was $35,089 in 2000)
Gerlach-Empire:

$41,042
NV:

$51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,715 (it was $14,793 in 2000)

Gerlach-Empire CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,735 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Gerlach-Empire:

$96,735
NV:

$165,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $267,784; Detached houses: $292,711; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,716; In 2-unit structures: $290,848; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,808; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,250; Mobile homes: $92,896; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,332
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  • Races in Gerlach-Empire, NV (2000)

    Gerlach-Empire races chart
    • 42585.2%White alone
    • 5511.0%Hispanic
    • 142.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Gerlach-Empire detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gerlach-Empire: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.2%), German (19.8%), United States (16.8%), English (15.6%), Dutch (8.2%), Scottish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 94.1 square miles.

Population density: 6.3 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gerlach-Empire:

  • High school or higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gerlach-Empire CDP:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

42 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 1.8% North America).

This place:

8.4%
Nevada:

19.0%

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

Gerlach-Empire CDP:  0.7% ($500)
Nevada:  0.9% ($1,187)
Gerlach-Empire satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sparks, NV (76.8 miles , pop. 66,346).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (182.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (455.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gerlach, NV (1.5 miles ), High Desert, NV (5.0 miles ), Sutcliffe, NV (7.0 miles ), Herlong, CA (7.3 miles ), Pyramid Lake, NV (7.3 miles ), Patton Village, CA (7.4 miles ), Nixon, NV (7.4 miles ), Lovelock, NV (7.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 119.34 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Nevada:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Rail transportation (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (29%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Food and beverage stores (14%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)

Work and jobs in Gerlach-Empire: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gerlach-Empire, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gerlach-Empire-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nevada state average. It is 516% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washoe County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 16, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gerlach-Empire:

  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 77 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 79 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Western Nevada College (about 103 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 140 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 147 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 156 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Shasta College (about 157 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)

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Notable locations in Gerlach-Empire: Gerlach and Waltz Ranch (A), U S Gypsum Company Plant (B), Gerlach Volunteer Fire Department / Gerlach Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cottonwood Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Gerlach-Empire: Great Boiling Spring Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Washoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.6%
Whole state:

10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.2%
Whole state:

4.9%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Nevada average:

11.9

Gerlach-Empire travel time to work - commute Gerlach-Empire mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gerlach-Empire CDP (based on Washoe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic60,50913
Evangelical Protestant32,557109
Other21,72857
Mainline Protestant8,19428
Black Protestant1,0284
Orthodox4903
None296,901-
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: 56
Washoe County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
Washoe County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 109
Washoe County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Here:

6.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washoe County:

21.2%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gerlach-Empire:

45.6%
Nevada:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gerlach-Empire:

47.4%
Nevada:

45.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gerlach-Empire:

16.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gerlach-Empire:

7.2%
Nevada:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Nevada:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gerlach-Empire:

32.6%
Nevada:

33.0%

General health condition:
Gerlach-Empire:

57.2%
Nevada:

55.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Gerlach-Empire:

84.9%
Nevada:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gerlach-Empire, NV Residents

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Nevada average:

5.67%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($863 average AGI)
Washoe County:

0.05%
Nevada average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, NV  0.38% ($39,399 average AGI)
from Lyon County, NV  0.37% ($34,699)
from Carson City, NV  0.24% ($37,918)


5.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Washoe County:

0.07%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, NV  0.39% ($41,019 average AGI)
to Lyon County, NV  0.25% ($35,094)
to Carson City, NV  0.19% ($35,575)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gerlach-Empire:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gerlach-Empire:

  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNG (101.3 FM; FALLON, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSOC, INC)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • GERLACH, Main Street And Aspen Way (Lat: 40.650056 Lon: -119.355444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQNC602
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/15/2010, Expiration Date: 12/15/2020, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (303) 968-4233, Email:
  • EMPIRE, Sr-447, South Of Empire Airport (Lat: 40.426056 Lon: -119.351667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQNC603
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/15/2010, Expiration Date: 12/15/2020, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (303) 968-4233, Email:
  • BM-Tower, Nw Corner Of Elm Street And Highway 447 (Lat: 40.654944 Lon: -119.360361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQOG853
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 09/22/2011, Expiration Date: 09/22/2021, Certifier: Joseph PredRegistrant: Burning Man, 660 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone: (415) 865-3800, Fax: (775) 986-5121, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$176,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$220,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$155,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$153,4852$156,365
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$113,7600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Gerlach-Empire 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.
  • Renting 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.

Gerlach-Empire on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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