|Median resident age:||38.0 years|
|Nevada median age:||35.0 years|
High Desert CCD income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,476 (it was $72,400 in 2000)
- White alone - 658 (72.1%)
- Hispanic - 220 (24.1%)
- American Indian alone - 20 (2.2%)
- Two or more races - 9 (1.0%)
- Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
- Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)
Current Local Time: PST time zone
Land area: 4400.5 square miles.
Population density: 0.2 people per square mile(very low).
For population 25 years and over in High Desert:
- High school or higher: 70.3%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
- Unemployed: 3.0%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in High Desert CCD:
- Never married: 29.7%
- Now married: 57.0%
- Separated: 1.8%
- Widowed: 6.3%
- Divorced: 7.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
|High Desert CCD:||0.6% ($407)|
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sparks, NV (92.3 miles , pop. 66,346).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (187.7 miles , pop. 407,018).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (475.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Gerlach, NV (4.8 miles ), Gerlach-Empire, NV (5.0 miles ), Eagleville, CA (6.1 miles) , Madeline Plains, CA (6.3 miles ), Likely, CA (7.1 miles) , Litchfield, CA (7.2 miles) , Cedarville, CA (7.2 miles ), Surprise Valley, CA (7.5 miles ).
Latitude: 40.89 N, Longitude: 119.66 W
Unemployment by year (%)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (47%)
- Nonmetallic mineral products (19%)
- Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
- Construction (6%)
- Educational services (4%)
- Truck transportation (3%)
- Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
- Nonmetallic mineral products (22%)
- Educational services (15%)
- Food and beverage stores (11%)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
- Accommodation and food services (10%)
- Other direct selling establishments (9%)
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
- Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
- Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
- Construction laborers (8%)
- Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
- Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
- Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
- Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
- Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (11%)
- Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
- Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
- Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
- Art and design workers (6%)
Average climate in High Desert, Nevada
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:High Desert-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nevada state average. It is 512% 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).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to High Desert:
- Truckee Meadows Community College (about 92 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 6,919)
- University of Nevada-Reno (about 93 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
- Western Nevada College (about 118 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
- Butte College (about 136 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
- Shasta College (about 141 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
- California State University-Chico (about 141 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
- Oregon Institute of Technology (about 145 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
Notable locations in High Desert: Home Camp (A), Board Corral Ranch (B), Calcutta Ranch (C), Denio Camp (D), Bandy Ranch (E), Bernards Corrals (F), Big Canyon Ranch (G), Bitner Ranch (H), Brush Corral (I), Lost Creek Ranch (J), Button Brush Windmill (K), Cornell Place (L), Hoover Ranch (M), Stevens Camp (N), Murphy Ranch (O), Grass Valley Ranch (P), Coleman Ranch (Q), Conlon Camp (R), Negro Creek Ranch (S), Williams Place (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: North Lake (A), Fatty Martin Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), West Lake (D), Massacre Lake (E), Central Lake (F), Melody Lake (G), Cow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork Dry Valley Creek (A), Rock Creek (B), Wall Canyon Creek (C), Squaw Creek (D), Parsnip Wash (E), Negro Creek (F), Grass Valley Creek (G), Buffalo Creek (H), Texas Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in High Desert include: Sheldon National Antelope Refuge (1), Great Boiling Spring Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
|This place:||2.3 people|
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
- Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
- Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
86 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000
42 people in nursing homes in 2000
High Desert compared to Nevada state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value below state average.
- Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
- Black 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.
- Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
Educational Attainment (%) in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
- Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
- Wood (13%)
- Electricity (10%)
- Utility gas (6%)
- Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
- Other fuel (1%)
Presidential Elections Results
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for High Desert CCD (based on Washoe County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.94%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
|Name||Catholic Church||LDS (Mormon) Church||Southern Baptist Convention||Assemblies of God||United Methodist Church|
|Name||Jewish||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||Episcopal Church||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Other|
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
|Washoe County:||1.38 / 10,000 pop.|
|Nevada:||1.50 / 10,000 pop.|
|This county:||0.12 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||0.10 / 10,000 pop.|
|Washoe County:||0.99 / 10,000 pop.|
|Nevada:||1.00 / 10,000 pop.|
|Washoe County:||2.69 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||2.56 / 10,000 pop.|
|Here:||6.99 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||6.14 / 10,000 pop.|
5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,585 average adjusted gross income)
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)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in High Desert:
- KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
- KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, 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.)
- KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
- KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
- KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
- KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in High Desert:
- K278AB (103.5 FM; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: THE UNIV FOUND, CA STATE UNIV, CHICO)
High Desert on our top lists:
- #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
- #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
- #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
- #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
- #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
- #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"