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Douglas County

Population in July 2007: 2,351.
Males: 1,215  (51.7%)
Females: 1,136  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  55.3 years
Nevada median age:  35.0 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $33,364 (it was $32,528 in 2000)
Topaz Lake:

$33,364
Nevada:

$48,927
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $24,912

Topaz Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $155,650 (it was $111,600 in 2000)
Topaz Lake:

$155,650
Nevada:

$158,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $310,499; Detached houses: $489,294; Townhouses or other attached units: $332,347; In 2-unit structures: $426,086; Mobile homes: $206,338; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $142,029

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Topaz Lake races chart
  • White alone - 1,893 (89.0%)
  • Hispanic - 147 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Topaz Lake: 175.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5080 feet

Land area: 178.7 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Topaz Lake:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topaz Lake CCD:

  • Never married: 12.4%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Nevada:  19.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Topaz Lake CCD:  0.9% ($954)
Nevada:  0.9% ($1,187)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (32.7 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (106.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (327.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Smith Valley, NV (3.3 miles ), Pine Nut, NV (3.9 miles ), Markleeville, CA (3.9 miles) , Mesa Vista, CA (4.1 miles) , Gardnerville Ranchos, NV (4.1 miles ), Alpine Village, CA (4.1 miles) , Gardnerville, NV (4.4 miles ), Minden, NV (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 38.73 N, Longitude: 119.51 W

Area code: 775

Topaz Lake household income distribution Topaz Lake home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Nevada:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Topaz Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nevada state average. It is 1860% 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 78.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Topaz Lake center
On 7/6/1954 at 11:13:18, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 84.2 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 14.2 miles away from Topaz Lake center
On 5/27/1980 at 14:50:57, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.0 MW, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 98.6 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 Douglas County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Topaz Lake:

  • CARSON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; GARDNERVILLE, NV)

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

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 59 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 12,110)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 61 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 3,833)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 88 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Sierra College (about 92 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 7,609)
  • American River College (about 100 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,209)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 105 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Cosumnes River College (about 106 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 4,369)

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Notable locations in Topaz Lake: Fairfield Ranch (A), Desert Creek Campground (B), Mountain House Rest Area (C), East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts Station 4 Topaz Ranch Estates (D), East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts Station 5 Topaz Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Topaz Lake (A), Little Alkali Lake (B), Powell Trough (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Nevada Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Topaz Lake: Topaz Lake Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.2%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
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: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

4.9%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Topaz Lake, NV

Topaz Lake compared to Nevada 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Topaz Lake (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.61%
Here22.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents50.9%14.1%10.1%6.7%3.5%
Congregations7.4%11.1%22.2%3.7%7.4%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.2%2.6%2.4%1.9%4.5%
Congregations3.7%7.4%7.4%3.7%25.9%
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: 8
Douglas County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Douglas County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Douglas County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

11.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

20.8%
Nevada:

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

16.0%
State:

13.2%

10.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($63,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Nevada average:

9.02%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.12%
Nevada average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Carson City, NV  1.50% ($33,291 average AGI)
from El Dorado County, CA  1.26% ($42,038)
from Washoe County, NV  0.90% ($45,905)


10.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.72%
Nevada average:

6.56%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.05%
Nevada average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Carson City, NV  1.64% ($36,906 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  1.57% ($55,986)
to Lyon County, NV  0.86% ($46,696)

Strongest AM radio stations in Topaz Lake:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topaz Lake:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1

    FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

    1
    • WILD OAT, Us Hwy 395 (Lat: 38.710028 Lon: -119.542333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQQT417
      Assigned Frequencies: 6640.62 MHz
      Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/27/2023, Certifier: Dan Tullis
      Registrant: Nv Energy, 7155 Lindell Rd, B93tc, Las Vegas, NV 89118, Phone: (702) 402-4215, Fax: (702) 402-6299, Email:


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