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 2017: $47,100 (it was $35,089 in 2000)
Gerlach-Empire:

$47,100
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,767 (it was $14,793 in 2000)

Gerlach-Empire CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,843 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Gerlach-Empire:

$158,843
NV:

$258,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $386,969; detached houses: $406,084; townhouses or other attached units: $350,627; in 2-unit structures: $430,792; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $316,579; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $201,246; mobile homes: $245,298; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $55,218
March 2019 cost of living index in Gerlach-Empire: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Gerlach-Empire, NV (2000)
    • 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

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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).

Gerlach-Empire, Nevada map

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

This place:

8.4%
Nevada:

15.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Gerlach-Empire CDP:

0.7% ($500)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

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

Distribution of median household income in Gerlach-Empire, NV in 2017
Gerlach-Empire satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Gerlach-Empire, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (38.1%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (43.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.4%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Rail transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (29.1%)
  • Educational services (20.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.9%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (11.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Gerlach-Empire, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (14.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Construction laborers (9.4%)
  • Engineers (5.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (13.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)

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 (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 18, 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)

Points of interest:

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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%

For population 15 years and over in Gerlach-Empire:

Marital status in Gerlach-Empire, NV
  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Washoe 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.
State:

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

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

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

6.99 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washoe County:

6.5%
State:

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

6.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($75,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Nevada average:

6.29%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,090 average AGI)
Washoe County:

0.04%
Nevada average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, NV  0.39% ($57,374 average AGI)
from Lyon County, NV  0.27% ($40,598)
from Carson City, NV  0.25% ($52,691)


5.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Nevada average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($459 average AGI)
Washoe County:

0.06%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, NV  0.38% ($53,780 average AGI)
to Lyon County, NV  0.32% ($41,281)
to Carson City, NV  0.23% ($40,415)

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)

Gerlach-Empire fatal accident list:

Jul 11, 2007 07:50 AM, Sr-447, Lat: 40.648558, Lon: -119.343519, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • GERLACH, Main Street And Aspen Way (Lat: 40.650056 Lon: -119.355444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQNC602,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz... (+17 more), Grant Date: 12/15/2010, Expiration Date: 12/15/2020, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Of Nevada, LLC, 1562 North Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (303) 338-5960, Email:
  • EMPIRE, Sr-447, South Of Empire Airport (Lat: 40.426000 Lon: -119.351861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQNC603,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz... (+37 more), Grant Date: 12/15/2010, Expiration Date: 12/15/2020, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Of Nevada, LLC, 1562 North Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (303) 338-5960, Email:
  • GERLACH, 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: 11245.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2011, Expiration Date: 09/22/2021, Certifier: Joseph Pred, Registrant: Black Rock City LLC, 3450 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124, Phone: (415) 865-3820, Fax: (415) 865-3800, Email:
  • PRIVATE LAND, 201 W Sunset (Lat: 40.711778 Lon: -119.337694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQYD780,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 08/26/2016, Expiration Date: 08/26/2026, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2019, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Of Nevada, LLC, 1562 North Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (303) 660-2701, Email:
  • PRIVATE LAND, Bowen Canyon, Off 34 (Lat: 40.713056 Lon: -119.333306), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQYI807,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz... (+70 more), Grant Date: 10/12/2016, Expiration Date: 10/12/2026, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Of Nevada, LLC, 1562 North Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (303) 338-5960, Email:
  • QUARRY, 4.5 Miles Sse Of Empire (Lat: 40.514778 Lon: -119.320889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 14.3 m, Call Sign: WAS468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 06/29/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, 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 in Gerlach-Empire, NV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gerlach-Empire, NV - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gerlach-Empire, NV
  • 74.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.8%Wood
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gerlach-Empire, NV
  • 70.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.7%Wood
  • 7.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Electricity


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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