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Population in 2010: 953. Population change since 2000: -6.3%
Males: 583  (61.3%)
Females: 370  (38.7%)

Median resident age:  32.5 years
Nevada median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 89831, 89832.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,878 (it was $23,214 in 2000)
Owyhee:

$31,878
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,462

Owyhee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,602 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Owyhee:

$53,602
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $117,038; Detached houses: $129,341; Mobile homes: $65,412

Median gross rent in 2012: $391.

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  • American Indian alone - 944 (82.4%)
  • Hispanic - 93 (8.1%)
  • White alone - 80 (7.0%)
  • Black alone - 16 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Owyhee: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (2.0%), Irish (1.8%), United States (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5397 feet

Land area: 224.3 square miles.

Population density: 4.2 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Owyhee:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Owyhee CDP:

  • Never married: 41.9%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
Nevada:  19.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Owyhee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (114.6 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (366.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (557.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Western Shoshone, ID (2.7 miles) , Mountain City, NV (4.7 miles) , Jarbidge, NV (6.1 miles) , Bruneau, ID (7.3 miles) , West Salmon Falls, ID (8.4 miles) , Grand View, ID (8.5 miles ), Osino, NV (8.6 miles ), Castleford, ID (8.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.95 N, Longitude: 116.14 W

Area code: 775

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Nevada:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (37%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Owyhee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nevada state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/2008 at 14:16:02, a magnitude 6.0 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/21/2008 at 14:20:51, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Owyhee center
On 10/8/2001 at 05:37:11, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/21/2008 at 23:57:51, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2003 at 12:19:59, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Owyhee center
On 2/22/2008 at 23:27:45, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 9.7 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Owyhee topographic map

Hospital/medical center in Owyhee:

  • OWYHEE COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITY (Hospital, PO BOX 130)

Airports located in Owyhee:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owyhee:

  • College of Southern Idaho (about 96 miles; Twin Falls, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,157)
  • Boise State University (about 115 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 117 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Idaho State University (about 199 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • Weber State University (about 223 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 10,838)
  • Utah State University (about 224 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 12,584)
  • Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education (about 224 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 3,048)

Public elementary/middle schools in Owyhee:

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Notable location: Sho - Pai Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Ross Lake (A), Manning Reservoir (B), Poker Flat Reservoir (C), Bahm Basa Pond (D), Thacker Reservoir (E), Thomas Reservoir (F), Reservation Fence Reservoir (G), Rattlesnake Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Fawn Creek (A), Granite Creek (B), Jones Creek (C), Skull Creek (D), Summit Creek (E), Cow Creek (F), Reed Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Feather Lodge (Main State Highway 225) (1). Display/hide its approximate location 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.1%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.1%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Owyhee, NV

14 people in federal detention centers in 2010
161 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children in 2000

Owyhee compared to Nevada state average:

Owyhee, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Owyhee travel time to work - commute


Owyhee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (45%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Owyhee CDP (based on Elko County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.74%
Here36.7%
USA50.2%

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%

10.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.10%
Nevada average:

9.02%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.11%
Nevada average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washoe County, NV  0.80% ($63,504 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.66% ($45,124)
from Tooele County, UT  0.40% ($30,286)


8.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.62%
Nevada average:

6.56%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($915 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washoe County, NV  0.69% ($38,463 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.63% ($33,374)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.33% ($35,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Owyhee:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTFI (1270 AM; 5 kW; TWIN FALLS, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owyhee:

  • KBSJ (91.3 FM; JACKPOT, NV; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Owyhee:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K11LI (Channel 11; OWYHEE, NV; Owner: OWYHEE TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K13LQ (Channel 13; OWYHEE, NV; Owner: OWYHEE TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K11PE (Channel 11; MOUNTAIN CITY, NV; Owner: MOUNTAIN CITY T.V. ASSOCIATION INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $150,000
Total average daily traffic: 820
Total average daily truck traffic: 113
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 786


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bureau Of Indian Affairs (Lat: 41.777944 Lon: -116.049528), Call Sign: KKL464
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHz, 155.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 11/09/2022
    Registrant: Elko County, 569 Court Street, Elko, NV 89801, Phone: (775) 738-5398, Fax: (775) 753-8535, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • OWYHEE, Main St & First Ave (Lat: 41.945722 Lon: -116.098139), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WGW439
    Assigned Frequencies: 2123.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2007
    Registrant: Phone: (360) 905-6839

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • W. Tindall (Lat: 42.353778 Lon: -115.217556), Call Sign: WDZ726
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.040 MHz, 157.980 MHz, 157.920 MHz, 157.860 MHz, 157.770 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2008
    Registrant: Centurytel, Vancouver, WA 98668, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:
  • Roland Ranch (Lat: 42.210722 Lon: -115.758417), Call Sign: WDZ731
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.040 MHz, 157.980 MHz, 157.920 MHz, 157.860 MHz, 157.770 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2008
    Registrant: Centurytel, Vancouver, WA 98668, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N4DQ, Licensee ID: L00183778
    Grant Date: 10/23/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2021
    Registrant: Jere D Couch, 509 Highway 225, Owyhee, NV 89832
  • Call Sign: KK4FQO, Licensee ID: L01677041
    Grant Date: 12/09/2011, Expiration Date: 12/09/2021, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2012, Certifier: John A Crum
    Registrant: John A Crum, Owyhee, NV 89832
  • Call Sign: KF7TJK, Previous Call Sign: KK4FQO, Licensee ID: L01677041
    Grant Date: 12/09/2011, Expiration Date: 12/09/2021, Certifier: John A Crum
    Registrant: John A Crum, Owyhee, NV 89832



Most common first names in Owyhee, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John686.8 years
Calvin468.7 years
George482.5 years
Bessie362.6 years
Joe380.0 years
Anna388.6 years
Daisy383.3 years
David348.7 years
Lena381.4 years
Thomas381.4 years
Most common last names in Owyhee, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harney1471.4 years
Dick1171.4 years
Jones967.3 years
Thomas871.6 years
Atkins653.2 years
Kelly652.8 years
Charles588.0 years
Sope562.0 years
Thacker577.4 years
Mckinney473.7 years

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  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
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  • #89 (89832) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #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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