Mountain City, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 1,498.
Males: 886  (59.2%)
Females: 612  (40.8%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Nevada median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 89834

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,985 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Mountain City:

$35,985
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,947 (it was $11,450 in 2000)

Mountain City CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,513 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Mountain City:

$71,513
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $100,888; Detached houses: $117,660; Townhouses or other attached units: $84,806; Mobile homes: $55,710
Mountain City races chart
  • American Indian alone - 749 (51.9%)
  • White alone - 435 (30.2%)
  • Hispanic - 184 (12.8%)
  • Black alone - 35 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mountain City: 130.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5620 feet

Land area: 3856.4 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mountain City, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Mountain City:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain City CCD:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

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

Mountain City CCD:  0.7% ($350)
Nevada:  0.9% ($1,187)
Mountain City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (133.0 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (346.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (535.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Owyhee, NV (4.7 miles ), Western Shoshone, ID (5.3 miles ), Jarbidge, NV (6.7 miles) , Osino, NV (7.8 miles ), Paradise Valley, NV (8.0 miles) , Elko, NV (8.0 miles ), Carlin, NV (8.1 miles ), McDermitt, NV (8.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.66 N, Longitude: 116.33 W

Area code: 775

Mountain City household income distribution Mountain City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (45%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Work and jobs in Mountain City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mountain City, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mountain City-area historical earthquake activity is below Nevada state average. It is 416% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 100.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from Mountain City center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 191.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 349.8 miles away from Mountain City center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elko County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Mountain City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain City:

  • College of Southern Idaho (about 115 miles; Twin Falls, ID; Full-time enrollment: 5,051)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 133 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • Boise State University (about 135 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 136 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 167 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Idaho State University (about 217 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Weber State University (about 230 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)

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Notable locations in Mountain City: Bieroth Ranch (A), Dexter Mill (B), Desert Ranch (C), Double Square Ranch (D), Ellison Ranch (E), Star Valley Cabin (F), Camp Divide (G), H Ireland Ranch (H), Roup Ranch (I), G Myers Ranch (J), Myers Ranch (K), Meyers Ranch (L), Bruneau Ranch (M), Columbia Ranch (N), Crosby Ranch (O), Doheny Ranch (P), Evans Ranch (Q), Devils Corral (R), Jose Ranch (S), Kunz Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Cemetery (1), Premo Cemetery (2), George Washington Cemetery (3), Chinatown Cemetery (4), Smith Cemetery (5), Midas Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Lake Creek Reservoir (B), Hot Lake (C), Winters Ranch Reservoir (D), Rubber Lake (E), Ross Lake (F), Jeannette Lake (G), Middle Draw Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snow Creek (A), Columbia Creek (B), Timber Gulch Creek (C), Maggie Gulch Creek (D), Corral Creek (E), Stump Creek (F), Duck Creek (G), Cowan Creek (H), Frazer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mountain City include: Wild Horse State Recreation Area (1), Humboldt State Game Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Elko County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mountain City and their reported violations in the past:

MOUNTAIN CITY WATER AND SEWER (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.5%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

31.4%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

12.8%
Whole state:

4.9%
14 people in federal detention centers in 2010
8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Mountain City in 2000:

  • 161 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 61 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 30 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Mountain City compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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 Mountain City CCD (based on Elko County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.74%
Here: 36.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents41.4%35.2%9.5%4.2%2.8%
Congregations8.9%35.6%13.3%8.9%4.4%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.0%1.2%1.1%0.7%1.9%
Congregations4.4%2.2%6.7%2.2%13.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Elko County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Elko County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Elko County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Elko County:

29.6%
Nevada:

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

8.4%
State:

13.2%

7.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
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 Washoe County, NV  0.56% ($43,388 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.36% ($45,460)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.26% ($31,935)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($945 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.64% ($43,602 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.42% ($39,392)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.36% ($38,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain City:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Mountain City:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB7WQE
    Grant Date: 08/24/1993, Expiration Date: 08/24/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2005
    Registrant: Faith A Strang, Mountain City, NV 89831
  • Call Sign: N7APD, Licensee ID: L01113687
    Grant Date: 02/03/2006, Expiration Date: 02/07/2016
    Registrant: Larry R Otheim, Box 246, Mountain City, NV 89831

Mountain City on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #3 (89834) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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