Virginia City, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 3,175.
Males: 1,639  (51.6%)
Females: 1,536  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Nevada median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 89511

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,122 (it was $45,441 in 2000)
Virginia City:

$59,122
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,602 (it was $23,765 in 2000)

Virginia City CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $282,364 (it was $144,900 in 2000)
Virginia City:

$282,364
NV:

$258,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Virginia City: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Virginia City, NV (2000)
    • 2,27790.5%White alone
    • 1224.8%Hispanic
    • 542.1%Two or more races
    • 411.6%American Indian alone
    • 120.5%Asian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Virginia City, Nevada as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Virginia City is 794 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Virginia City, NV City Guides:

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6220 feet

Land area: 129.7 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Virginia City, Nevada map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Virginia City CCD:

0.6% ($898)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (13.5 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (112.9 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (368.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Dayton, NV (2.4 miles ),
Washoe Valley, NV (3.0 miles ),
Empire, NV (3.3 miles ),
Carson City, NV (3.7 miles ),
Stagecoach, NV (3.7 miles ),
Sparks, NV (4.1 miles ),
Reno, NV (4.2 miles ),
Indian Hills, NV (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.32 N, Longitude: 119.62 W

Area code: 775

Distribution of median household income in Virginia City, NV in 2017
Virginia City satellite photo by USGS

Virginia City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Virginia City, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.0%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Virginia City, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)

Average climate in Virginia City, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Virginia City, Nevada average temperatures Virginia City, Nevada average precipitation Virginia City, Nevada humidity Virginia City, Nevada wind speed Virginia City, Nevada snowfall Virginia City, Nevada sunshine Virginia City, Nevada clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.9. This is about average.

City:

79.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.321. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.321
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.243. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.243
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.77
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Virginia City-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 747% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Storey County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Virginia City:

  • SAINT MARY'S HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RENO, NV)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTHERN NEVADA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; RENO, NV)
  • SOUTH MEADOWS DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; RENO, NV)
  • RENOWN SOUTH MEADOWS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; RENO, NV)
  • TAHOE PACIFIC HOSPITAL- MEADOWS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; RENO, NV)
  • SKILLED NUR CTR AT WASHOE VILL (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RENO, NV)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF RENO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RENO, NV)

Amtrak stations near Virginia City:

  • 14 miles: CARSON CITY (507 N. CARSON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
  • 17 miles: SPARKS (1100 NUGGET AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 18 miles: RENO (135 E. COMMERCIAL ROW) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Virginia City:

  • Western Nevada College (about 14 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 20 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 20 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 94 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Sierra College (about 94 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Yuba College (about 104 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • American River College (about 105 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)

Public high school in Virginia City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Virginia City:

See full list of schools located in Virginia City

Library in Virginia City:

  • STOREY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $116,524; Location: 95 SOUTH R STREET; 18,987 books; 1,219 audio materials; 1,266 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Virginia City: Virginia City Highway Maintenance Station (A), Storey County Fire Department Station 1 Virginia City (B), Mackay Museum (C), Old Virginia and Truckee Depot (D), Piper Opera House (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Divide Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Marshall Mint (Museums; 98 North Centre).

Hotels: Sugar Loaf Mountain Motel (434 South Centre), Comstock Lodge (875 South Centre).

Birthplace of: Harold A. Henry - Newspaper publisher, Carrie Clark Ward - Actor, Curry Lynch - College basketball player (Nevada Wolf Pack), Hobart Cavanaugh - Actor.

Storey 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 Virginia City and their reported violations in the past:

STOREY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Address: STOREY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT , Population served: 1,420, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2010)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
IONE WATER SYSTEM (Address: IONE WATER SYSTEM , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-06-2010 to JAN-06-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Nevada:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.1%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.0%
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: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

4.9%
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Virginia City (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Virginia City Branch at 300 Union Street, branch established on 1982/08/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Virginia City:

Marital status in Virginia City, NV
  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Virginia City:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Virginia City, NV (based on Storey County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3271
Mainline Protestant662
Evangelical Protestant291
None3,588-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
Storey County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

14.36 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Storey County:

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Nevada:

24.5%

9.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.64%
Nevada average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washoe County, NV  3.75% ($38,086 average AGI)
to Lyon County, NV  1.62% ($50,680)

Strongest AM radio stations in Virginia City:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQLO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXTO (1550 AM; 3 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: FIRST BROADCASTING OF NEVADA, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLY (1230 AM; 1 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: AZTECA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Virginia City:

  • 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)
  • K273AF (102.5 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: EDDIE FLOYD)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWNZ (97.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K286AG (105.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K206BI (89.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRZQ-FM (100.9 FM; SPARKS, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)

TV broadcast stations around Virginia City:

  • KNCV-LP (Channel 48; CARSON CITY, ETC., NV; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K39FF (Channel 39; RENO, NV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K17CA (Channel 17; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • K19CU (Channel 19; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTVN (Channel 2; RENO, NV; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • K57CV (Channel 57; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: BROADCAST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION)
  • KNVV-LP (Channel 41; RENO, NV; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KREN-TV (Channel 27; RENO, NV; Owner: RENO LICENSE, LLC)
Virginia City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Virginia City fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 2004 08:15 PM, Six Mile Canyon, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 14, 2001 08:45 AM, A Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 50. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 128 took place in 2011, and the least - 9 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Virginia City, NV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.1%), and Structure Fires (28.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Virginia City, NV
    • 40457.1%Outside Fires
    • 20028.2%Structure Fires
    • 7610.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 284.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Virginia City, NV
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Virginia City, NV
  • 61.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.3%Wood
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Electricity
  • 2.3%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Virginia City, NV
  • 54.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 3.4%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Virginia City compared to Nevada state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael Allen Gustafson (2)
  • Marion T. Garzanelli (1)
  • John T. Devries (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2020.