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Population in 2010: 1,603. Population change since 2000: +12.5%
Males: 864  (53.9%)
Females: 739  (46.1%)

Median resident age:  53.6 years
Nevada median age:  41.7 years

Zip codes: 89430, 89444.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,836 (it was $46,121 in 2000)
Smith Valley:

$52,836
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,328

Smith Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $206,117 (it was $205,200 in 2000)
Smith Valley:

$206,117
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $543,626; Detached houses: $589,895; Townhouses or other attached units: $397,140; In 2-unit structures: $286,824; Mobile homes: $126,929
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Smith Valley races chart
  • White alone - 1,338 (83.5%)
  • Hispanic - 196 (12.2%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smith Valley: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Smith Valley, Nevada on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Smith Valley is mentioned 13 times on our forum:
The illusive creature of the Nevada mountains  (23 replies)
Sierra Nevada's.....  (14 replies)
Where to Retire in Northern Nevada?  (5 replies)
Looking for horse property  (14 replies)
Moving to Fallon!!!  (38 replies)
Possibly relocating to Carson City  (12 replies)

Ancestries: German (26.6%), Italian (12.8%), English (11.0%), Russian (6.6%), Scottish (5.8%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 120.5 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Smith Valley:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smith Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

155 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.5% North America).

This place:  11.5%
Nevada:  19.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,008 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,247 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.2%
Nevada:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (41%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (43%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (25%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Smith Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nevada state average. It is 1659% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from Smith Valley center
On 7/6/1954 at 11:13:18, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/1994 at 12:23:43, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.0 MD, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 19.4 miles away from Smith Valley center
On 5/25/1980 at 16:33:44, a magnitude 6.1 (6.1 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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.

Political contributions by individuals in Smith Valley, NV

Airports located in Smith Valley:

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

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 56 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 12,110)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 58 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 3,833)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 97 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Sierra College (about 100 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 7,609)
  • American River College (about 109 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,209)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 114 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Cosumnes River College (about 115 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 4,369)

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 2012: 12.6%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Smith Valley, NV


11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Smith Valley compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value above 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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 (56%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.66%
Here23.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionVineyard USAUnited Methodist Church
Adherents45.0%27.3%12.1%6.5%2.1%
Congregations12.9%19.4%16.1%3.2%3.2%
NameChurch of the NazareneSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.3%1.2%0.6%2.5%
Congregations6.5%6.5%9.7%3.2%19.4%
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: 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%

17.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

17.27%
Nevada average:

9.02%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.09%
Nevada average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washoe County, NV  4.72% ($45,862 average AGI)
from Carson City, NV  2.75% ($42,153)
from Douglas County, NV  0.90% ($46,696)


10.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.80%
Nevada average:

6.56%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.07%
Nevada average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washoe County, NV  2.82% ($36,204 average AGI)
to Carson City, NV  1.61% ($34,038)
to Churchill County, NV  0.54% ($34,034)

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)


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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