Searchlight, Nevada

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Population in 2010: 539. Population change since 2000: -6.4%
Males: 329  (61.1%)
Females: 210  (38.9%)
Median resident age:  58.3 years
Nevada median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 89046.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,854 (it was $24,407 in 2000)
Searchlight:

$23,854
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,848 (it was $19,606 in 2000)

Searchlight CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,569 (it was $81,400 in 2000)
Searchlight:

$108,569
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $137,079; Detached houses: $190,000; Mobile homes: $105,485

Median gross rent in 2012: $535.

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  • White alone - 483 (89.6%)
  • Hispanic - 38 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Searchlight: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.6%), German (14.3%), English (12.8%), Dutch (9.3%), Danish (6.7%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3470 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (very low).

Searchlight,NV real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Searchlight:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 19.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Searchlight CDP:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 31.0%

10 residents are foreign born (8.9% Asia, 3.0% Latin America).

This place:  3.0%
Nevada:  19.2%



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Searchlight, Nevada as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Searchlight to the number of sex offenders is 180 to 1.


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: $306 (0.2%)

Searchlight satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Henderson, NV (39.3 miles , pop. 175,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (53.0 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (210.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cal-Nev-Ari, NV (3.4 miles ), Nelson, NV (4.2 miles) , Katherine, AZ (5.1 miles) , Laughlin, NV (5.3 miles ), Bullhead City, AZ (5.5 miles ), Boulder City, NV (5.7 miles ), White Hills, AZ (5.9 miles ), Fort Mohave, AZ (6.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.47 N, Longitude: 114.92 W

Area code: 702

Searchlight household income distribution Searchlight home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (48%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Extraction workers (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Financial managers (10%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (25%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other transportation workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)

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

Average climate in Searchlight, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Searchlight-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 706% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 127.7 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 108.4 miles away from Searchlight center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 161.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 135.2 miles away from Searchlight center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Searchlight topographic map

Birthplace of: Harry Reid - Politician.

Airports located in Searchlight:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Searchlight:

  • Nevada State College (about 36 miles; Henderson, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,346)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 46 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 51 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 18,996)
  • Mohave Community College (about 52 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • Barstow Community College (about 127 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Dixie State University (about 136 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • College of the Desert (about 147 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)

Public elementary/middle school in Searchlight:

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Notable locations in Searchlight: Searchlight Community Center (A), Searchlight Senior Center (B), Searchlight Youth and Teen Center (C), Clark County Fire Department Station 75 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Searchlight: Searchlight Town Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Image Lair (Museums; Post Office Box 118) (1), El Dorado Canyon Mine Tours (Tours & Charters; 16880 State Highway 165) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Kay Motel (115 West Gaviland) (1), Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina (1000 Cottonwood Cove Road) (2), El Ray Motel (100 North USHighway 95) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 71.8. This is about average.

City:

71.8
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 8.66. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.66
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.398. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.398
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 40.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.2%
(37.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  48.2%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
Whole state:  8.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
22 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Searchlight compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Searchlight travel time to work - commute Searchlight mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 Searchlight CDP (based on Clark County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.25%
Here: 36.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents47.5%16.4%15.0%5.3%3.5%
Congregations5.1%38.4%3.7%9.9%4.9%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.4%1.1%6.6%
Congregations0.8%2.1%2.9%2.7%29.6%
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: 258
Clark County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 15
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 176
Clark County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 403
Clark County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,038
Here:

5.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

24.8%
Nevada:

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

13.2%
State:

13.2%

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Nevada average:

5.67%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($970 average AGI)
Clark County:

0.11%
Nevada average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.50% ($42,836 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.17% ($41,699)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($47,133)


5.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($724 average AGI)
Clark County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.44% ($33,513 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.17% ($43,344)
to San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($40,981)

Strongest AM radio stations in Searchlight:

  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLSQ (870 AM; 10 kW; WHITNEY, NV; Owner: KLSQ-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNUU (970 AM; 5 kW; PARADISE, NV; Owner: NEVADA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSFN (1140 AM; 10 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KENO (1460 AM; 10 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, NV; Owner: S & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBAD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKVV (1060 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LAS VEGAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Searchlight:

  • K240CL (95.9 FM; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXPT (97.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNPR (89.5 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KJUL (104.3 FM; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: KJUL LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOAS (105.7 FM; DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ; Owner: DESERT SKY MEDIA, LLC)
  • K211DC (90.1 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KVGS (107.9 FM; LAUGHLIN, NV; Owner: DESERT SKY MEDIA, LLC)
  • KQOL-FM (93.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXTE (107.5 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMP (92.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K295AJ (106.9 FM; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KRRN-FM1 (92.7 FM; EAST LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFLG-FM (94.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTJ (102.7 FM; BOULDER CITY, NV; Owner: KJUL LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHYZ (99.7 FM; MOUNTAIN PASS, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • K256AA (99.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K264AB (100.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K268AC (101.5 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • KKLZ (96.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: KJUL LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNKK (107.1 FM; NEEDLES, CA; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Searchlight:

  • K02II (Channel 2; SEARCHLIGHT, NV; Owner: BD OF COMMISSIONERS, COUNTY OF CLARK)
  • K07OF (Channel 7; SEARCHLIGHT, NV; Owner: BD OF COMMISSIONERS, COUNTY OF CLARK)
  • K04IP (Channel 4; SEARCHLIGHT, NV; Owner: BD OF COMMISSIONERS, COUNTY OF CLARK)
  • K57FA (Channel 57; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K61HA (Channel 61; BULLHEAD CITY, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Searchlight fatal accident list:

May 28, 1978 08:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total average daily traffic: 85,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,285
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 66,340

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Searchlight)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Searchlight, NV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Searchlight)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BOWERS FLY BABY A1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7337 , Serial Number: 68-46, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Harlan Richard Neal, Po Box 215, Searchlight, NV 89046

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$131,9631$91,8501$94,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$55,8600$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0057.03

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Searchlight, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1769.3 years
John1365.2 years
Robert1370.2 years
William1072.8 years
Harold779.1 years
Charles671.5 years
Ernest673.5 years
Mary664.3 years
Raymond677.2 years
Fred575.4 years
Most common last names in Searchlight, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson674.0 years
Myers575.8 years
White465.5 years
Green381.7 years
Brown373.0 years
Jackson377.3 years
Newell373.0 years
Patterson382.0 years
Peterson382.0 years
Randolph370.0 years

Businesses in Searchlight, NV

  • McDonald's: 1

Searchlight on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #35 (89046) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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