Pyramid Lake, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 2,039.
Males: 1,009  (49.5%)
Females: 1,030  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

31.5 years
Nevada median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 89510

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,996 (it was $30,541 in 2000)
Pyramid Lake:

$40,996
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,286 (it was $13,026 in 2000)

Pyramid Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,292 (it was $71,000 in 2000)
Pyramid Lake:

$157,292
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 Pyramid Lake: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Pyramid Lake, NV (2000)
    • 1,15567.4%American Indian alone
    • 35720.8%White alone
    • 1468.5%Hispanic
    • 472.7%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.06%Black alone

Races in Pyramid Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 735.3 square miles.

Population density: 2.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Pyramid Lake, Nevada map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Pyramid Lake CCD:

1.2% ($850)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sparks, NV (27.1 miles , pop. 66,346).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (142.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (402.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Nixon, NV (1.6 miles ),
Sutcliffe, NV (3.5 miles ),
Wadsworth, NV (4.0 miles ),
Warm Springs-Truckee Canyon, NV (4.3 miles ),
Fernley, NV (4.5 miles ),
Spanish Springs, NV (4.5 miles ),
Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV (5.1 miles ),
Sun Valley, NV (5.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 119.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

Distribution of median household income in Pyramid Lake, NV in 2017
Pyramid Lake satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Pyramid Lake, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (28.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.6%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (17.3%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Pyramid Lake, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.3%)
  • Carpenters (9.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.79
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Pyramid Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 710% 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pyramid Lake:

  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 29 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 31 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Western Nevada College (about 51 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 121 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Sierra College (about 122 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 124 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Yuba College (about 125 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pyramid Lake: James Ranch (A), Thomas Ranch (B), Big Canyon (C), Bonham Ranch (D), CAA Station (E), Herstin (F), Quail Canyon Ranch (G), Bryant (H), Piute Indian Agency (I), Nixon Volunteer Fire Department (J), Sutcliffe Volunteer Fire Department Station 241 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Pyramid Lake (A), Winnemucca Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rodero Creek (A), Mullen Creek (B), Secret Creek (C), Truckee River (D), Mud Lake Slough (E), Hardscrabble Creek (F), Fort Defiance Creek (G), Dove Creek (H), Dead Ox Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pyramid Lake: Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Fox Beach (A), Enchanted Beach (B), Wizards Beach (C). Display/hide their locations 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:

2.6 people
Nevada:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.1%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

16.1%
Whole state:

8.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.2%
Whole state:

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

11.6%
Whole state:

4.9%

For population 15 years and over in Pyramid Lake:

Marital status in Pyramid Lake, NV
  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Pyramid Lake:

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pyramid Lake, 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
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.
Nevada:

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

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.
Nevada:

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

6.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.5%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.2%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
Nevada:

13.2%

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 Pyramid Lake:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KVLV (980 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FALLON, NV; Owner: LAHONTAN VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KQLO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL)
  • 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.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXTO (1550 AM; 3 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: FIRST BROADCASTING OF NEVADA, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pyramid Lake:

  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)
  • KRNG (101.3 FM; FALLON, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSOC, INC)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNR (88.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO)
  • KNIS (91.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KWNZ (97.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AF (102.5 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: EDDIE FLOYD)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pyramid Lake, NV
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 43.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pyramid Lake, NV
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 42.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Electricity


Pyramid Lake compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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