Tonopah, Nevada

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Population in 2010: 2,478. Population change since 2000: -5.7%
Males: 1,228  (49.6%)
Females: 1,250  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Nevada median age:  37.1 years

Zip codes: 89049.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,448 (it was $37,401 in 2000)
Tonopah:

$40,448
NV:

$51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,688 (it was $18,256 in 2000)

Tonopah CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,766 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Tonopah:

$79,766
NV:

$165,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $535.

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  • Races in Tonopah, NV (2013)

    Tonopah races chart
    • 2,26680.4%White alone
    • 37313.2%Hispanic
    • 622.2%American Indian alone
    • 411.5%Black alone
    • 431.5%Two or more races
    • 60.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tonopah: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), English (15.6%), Irish (12.7%), Italian (4.5%), Norwegian (3.0%), Welsh (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6030 feet

Land area: 16.2 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile   (very low).

Tonopah,NV real estate house value index trend

Tonopah, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Tonopah:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tonopah CDP:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

137 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.7% North America, 1.1% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This place:

4.9%
Nevada:

19.0%



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Tonopah, Nevada as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tonopah to the number of sex offenders is 354 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $624 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $563 (0.8%)

Tonopah satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (155.9 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (166.5 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (282.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Goldfield, NV (5.0 miles ), Ralston, NV (5.2 miles) , Silver Peak, NV (5.6 miles) , Silverpeak, NV (5.7 miles ), Dyer, NV (7.3 miles ), Round Mountain, NV (7.4 miles ), Mina, NV (7.4 miles ), Gabbs, NV (8.2 miles ).

Latitude: 38.07 N, Longitude: 117.23 W

Area code: 775

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

9.0%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Tonopah, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tonopah-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nevada state average. It is 777% 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 55.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from Tonopah center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 314.3 miles away from Tonopah center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 271.5 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nye County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tonopah topographic map

Birthplace of: Hugh Bradner - Physicist, Bob Crowell - Nevada politician, Frank Woodrow O'Flaherty - Soilder.

Hospitals and medical centers in Tonopah:

  • NYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 825 ERIE MAIN ST (AKA SOUTH MAIN))
  • NYE REGIONAL MED CTR SNF (825 ERIE MAIN/ PO BOX 391)

Airports located in Tonopah:

See details about airports located in Tonopah, NV

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tonopah:

  • Western Nevada College (about 159 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • Reedley College (about 159 miles; Reedley, CA; FT enrollment: 8,144)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 162 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 164 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 164 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 166 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 166 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tonopah:

See full list of schools located in Tonopah

Library in Tonopah:

  • TONOPAH LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $59,189; Location: 167 S. CENTRAL STREET; 13,651 books; 1,342 audio materials; 1,891 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 39 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Tonopah: McNamara Mill (A), Tonopah Fire Department (B), Nye County Court House (C), Central Nevada Museum (D), Tonopah Volunteer Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tonopah include: Highland Park (1), Barsanti Park (2), Butler Park (3), Logan Field (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Clown Motel (521 North Main) (1), Golden Hills Motel (930 South Main) (2), Tonopah Station (1137 South Main Street) (3), Silver Queen Motel (225 South Main) (4), Best Western Hi-Desert Inn (320 Main Street) (5), The National 9 Inn (650 North Main) (6), Tonopah Motel (325 Main) (7), Jim Butler Motel (108 South Main) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Nye County Of (court House) - Human Services (Military Circle) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Nye County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tonopah and their reported violations in the past:

TONOPAH PUBLIC UTILITIES (Population served: 2,853, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NDOT MILLERS NV ROADSIDE PARK RP801ES (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NDOT LATHROP WELLS ROADSIDE PARK RP801NY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NDOT BIG SMOKEY ROADSIDE PARK RP807NY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 98.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.8%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
67 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
65 people in state prisons in 2010
29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
19 people in nursing homes in 2000

Tonopah, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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Tonopah compared to Nevada 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Tonopah (2011 data):

  • Nevada State Bank: Tonopah Branch at 132 Erie Main, branch established on 1934/12/17. Info updated 2009/04/21: Bank assets: $4,101.1 mil, Deposits: $3,546.3 mil, headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 53 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tonopah, Nevada:

  • Tonopah Station Ramada Inn, 1137 S Erie Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049 , Phone: (775) 482-9777, Fax: (775) 482-5030
  • Best Western Hi Desert Inn, 320 Main St Box 351, Tonopah, NV 89049 , Phone: (775) 482-3511
  • Jim Butler Inn & Suites, 100 S Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049 , Phone: (775) 482-3577, Fax: (775) 482-5240
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tonopah, Nevada

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Nevada average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tonopah CDP (based on Nye County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8755
Evangelical Protestant3,88733
Other3,38310
Mainline Protestant4866
None30,315-
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: 7
Nye County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Nye County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Nye County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Nye County:

31.2%
Nevada:

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

3.8%
State:

13.2%

9.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.06%
Nevada average:

5.67%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Nye County:

0.07%
Nevada average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, NV  3.36% ($33,703 average AGI)
from Kern County, CA  0.24% ($63,278)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.24% ($62,250)


9.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($417 average AGI)
Nye County:

0.07%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, NV  3.21% ($38,889 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.25% ($31,184)
to Elko County, NV  0.16% ($42,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tonopah:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tonopah:

  • KHWK (92.7 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: DONALD W. KAMINSKI, JR.)
  • K214CJ (90.7 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KTPH (91.7 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K269AV (101.7 FM; TONOPAH & GOLDFIELD, NV; Owner: BRUCE MACAFEE)
  • K211EL (90.1 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K221DR (92.1 FM; ROUND MOUNTAIN, NV; Owner: SMOKY VALLEY TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • KRHV (93.3 FM; BIG PINE, CA; Owner: DAVID A. AND MARYANN M. DIGERNESS)
  • KIBS (100.7 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BS (89.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KWTW (88.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tonopah:

  • KTVY-TV (Channel 7; GOLDFIELD, NV; Owner: NEVADA CHANNEL 3, INC.)
Tonopah fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Tonopah fatal accident list:

Jul 4, 1990 06:05 PM, 6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 22, 1989 09:35 PM, 6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 1981 00:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tonopah)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tonopah, NV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tonopah)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tonopah)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Tonopah

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tonopah, NV
Most common first names in Tonopah, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2277.6 years
William1770.1 years
James1673.4 years
Robert1571.9 years
Charles1173.9 years
Donald972.7 years
Dorothy974.2 years
Joe871.8 years
Frank874.1 years
Margaret772.7 years
Most common last names in Tonopah, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson873.4 years
Johnson770.3 years
Williams765.7 years
Smith684.3 years
Martin657.0 years
Davis676.3 years
Lee583.2 years
Eason571.6 years
Mitchell573.6 years
Egoscue482.0 years
Businesses in Tonopah, NV
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Subway1
Burger King1U-Haul1
H&R Block1
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