Smith Valley, Nevada

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Population in 2010: 1,603. Population change since 2000: +12.5%
Males: 909  (56.7%)
Females: 694  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Nevada median age:  37.1 years

Zip codes: 89430, 89444.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $66,423 (it was $46,121 in 2000)
Smith Valley:

$66,423
NV:

$51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,869 (it was $21,940 in 2000)

Smith Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $264,030 (it was $205,200 in 2000)
Smith Valley:

$264,030
NV:

$165,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $877.

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  • Races in Smith Valley, NV (2010)

    Smith Valley races chart
    • 1,33883.5%White alone
    • 19612.2%Hispanic
    • 352.2%Two or more races
    • 211.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 60.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Smith Valley: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Russian (17.4%), German (16.3%), Portuguese (12.0%), English (10.8%), Italian (10.6%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 120.5 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Smith Valley,NV real estate house value index trend

Smith Valley, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Smith Valley:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smith Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

85 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.5% North America, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

6.1%
Nevada:

19.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,007 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,251 (1.0%)

Smith Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (31.9 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (115.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (331.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Topaz Ranch Estates, NV (3.1 miles ), Topaz Lake, NV (3.3 miles ), Pine Nut, NV (3.6 miles ), Double Spring, NV (3.8 miles) , Topaz, CA (3.8 miles) , Yerington, NV (3.9 miles ), Carter Springs, NV (4.0 miles ), Ruhenstroth, NV (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 38.82 N, Longitude: 119.36 W

Area code: 775

Smith Valley household income distribution Smith Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.3%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Smith Valley, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Smith Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nevada state average. It is 779% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smith Valley topographic map

Birthplace of: Wovoka - Founder of the Ghost Dance movement.

Airports located in Smith Valley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smith Valley:

  • Western Nevada College (about 35 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 57 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 58 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 97 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Sierra College (about 101 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • American River College (about 109 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 114 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,234)

Public elementary/middle schools in Smith Valley:

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Smith Valley has two communities and two zip codes, Wellington (89444) and Smith (89430).

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Notable locations in Smith Valley: Artesia Ranch (A), Acciari Ranch (B), Granton Ranch (C), Simpson Ranch (D), Saroni Ranch (E), Wilson Ranch (F), Nevada Fish and Game Department Fish Hatchery (G), Rodson Ranch (H), Norman Brown Ranch (I), Honker Duck Club (J), Desert Creek Ranch (K), Smith Valley Fire Protection District Station 1 (L), Smith Valley Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), Smith Valley Fire Protection District Station 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hillcrest Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Beaman Lakes (A), Nuti Reservoir (B), Perrin Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Fourmile Hill Creek (A), Desert Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.9%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.2%
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: 0.3% of all households
11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Smith Valley compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Nevada average:

12.0

Smith Valley travel time to work - commute Smith Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Smith Valley CDP (based on Lyon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7244
Other3,6209
Evangelical Protestant3,16930
Mainline Protestant3394
None41,128-
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: 6
Lyon County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lyon County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Lyon County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

27.7%
Nevada:

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

16.9%
State:

13.2%

9.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.76%
Nevada average:

5.67%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($228 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.06%
Nevada average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washoe County, NV  2.09% ($35,094 average AGI)
from Carson City, NV  1.67% ($34,827)
from Churchill County, NV  0.55% ($36,107)


10.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.78%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.07%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  3.06% ($34,699 average AGI)
to Carson City, NV  1.97% ($35,029)
to Churchill County, NV  0.42% ($29,937)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smith Valley:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smith Valley:

  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AF (102.5 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: EDDIE FLOYD)
  • K286AG (105.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K206BI (89.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $452,000Total costs
  • 3,060Total average daily traffic
  • 259Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,500Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PINE GROVE, Pine Grove. 11miles Se Of (Lat: 38.684750 Lon: -119.185167), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQMM355
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 09/21/2020, Certifier: John Schmoker
    Registrant: Highlands Wireless, Inc., 4590 Tybo Road, Vc Highlands, NV 89521, Phone: (775) 847-5560, Email:
  • SMITH VALLEY, Nevada Route 3 (Lat: 38.799333 Lon: -119.328750), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WHQ981
    Assigned Frequencies: 11115.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Nakahata
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Approx. One Mile Ne Of Artesia Lake (Lat: 38.963222 Lon: -119.359306), Call Sign: WDZ660
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.830 MHz
    Expiration Date: 11/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 10/26/1999
    Registrant: Contel Of California, Inc., 16071 Mojave Drive, Victorville, CA 92392

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7WRA
    Grant Date: 05/23/1997, Expiration Date: 05/23/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/27/2009
    Registrant: Christopher M Manford, Smith Valley, NV 89430

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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