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Elko County, Nevada (NV)

County population in 2014: 52,766 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 45,291 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,999
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,858
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,915
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,585 (it was 4,723 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

41%

Land area: 17179 sq. mi.

Water area: 23.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elko County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (23.7%), Educational, health and social services (19.3%), Manufacturing (14.8%), Retail trade (11.6%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Elko County, Nevada:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (22.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Nevada median age:  36.0 years
Males: 27,404  (51.9%)
Females: 25,362  (48.1%)
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Elko County,NV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Elko County:

2.0 people
Nevada:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $69,213 ($48,383 in 1999)

This county:

$69213
Nevada:

$51230

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $709 (lower quartile is $461, upper quartile is $941)
This county:

$709
State:

$815


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $180,158 (it was $106,200 in 2000)
Elko:

$180,158
Nevada:

$165,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,242 - $259,541
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,352
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $342

Institutionalized population: 421

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 103
  • Thefts: 105
  • Auto thefts: 28

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 119
  • Thefts: 105
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 102 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2001: 100 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2004: 298 buildings, average cost: $52,100
  • 2005: 198 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2006: 172 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2007: 152 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2008: 71 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2009: 101 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2010: 125 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2011: 177 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2012: 287 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2013: 283 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2014: 166 buildings, average cost: $155,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,164 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $742 (0.6%)

Elko County household income distribution in 2009 Elko County home values distribution Elko County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.9%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.9% for American Indian residents, 2.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.7%
Elko County:

10.7%
Nevada:

15.8%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 2.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.1% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Elko County is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $725 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $903 a month.

Cities in this county include: Elko, Spring Creek, West Wendover, Carlin, Mountain City, Wells, Jackpot, Owyhee, Osino, Montello.

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

2012 air pollution in Elko County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 28.6 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Broome County, New York , Washington County, Rhode Island , Bradford County, Pennsylvania , Lycoming County, Pennsylvania , Jones County, Iowa , Wayne County, Pennsylvania , Muscatine County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Nevada:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,917
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,636 (33% naturalized citizens)

Elko County:

10.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 932
  • 1990 to 1994: 824
  • 1985 to 1989: 809
  • 1980 to 1984: 736
  • 1975 to 1979: 530
  • 1970 to 1974: 317
  • 1970 to 1974: 168
  • 1965 to 1969: 320

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.6%

Elko County marital status for males Elko County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,330
  • One, attached: 287
  • Two: 510
  • 3 or 4: 1,230
  • 5 to 9: 745
  • 10 to 19: 185
  • 20 or more: 306
  • Mobile homes: 5,636
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 227

Housing units in Elko County with a mortgage: 4,958 (561 second mortgage, 441 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,429

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

82.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Elko County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,97419
Catholic6,7684
Evangelical Protestant3,37426
Mainline Protestant1,20710
None29,495-
Elko County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Elko County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Elko County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Elko County:

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Elko County:

29.6%
State:

24.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.4%
State:

13.2%

Agriculture in Elko County:

Average size of farms: 6227 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $114,133
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $12.89
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $100,386
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,802
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%

Earthquake activity:

Elko County-area historical earthquake activity is below Nevada state average. It is 405% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 115.1 miles away from Elko County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 223.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 345.0 miles away from Elko County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • NevadaMurphy Fire Complex, Incident Period: July 21, 2007 to August 1, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 23, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2717, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaMud Fire, Incident Period: August 23, 2006 to August 30, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 24, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2670, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaSuzie Fire, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 4, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 26, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2648, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 31, 2005 to January 4, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1629): February 3, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1629, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NevadaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3243): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3243, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • NevadaChance Fire, Incident Period: August 28, 2005 to September 3, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2581, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaVor-McCarty Fire, Incident Period: August 22, 2005 to August 25, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 22, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2578, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaCarlin Fire, Incident Period: July 16, 2005 to July 18, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 16, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2568, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaContact Fire, Incident Period: July 15, 2005 to July 21, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 16, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2567, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • NevadaSnow, Incident Period: January 6, 2005 to January 10, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3204): February 23, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3204, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Elko County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (78%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Spain (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Elko County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Basque (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Elko County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,665 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 3,846 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,849 (9%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 68 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,132 (5%)
  • Other means: 136 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 523 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Elko County, Nevada in 2000:

  • 289 people in state prisons
  • 161 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 30 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Elko County, Nevada in 2010:

  • 207 people in state prisons
  • 105 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 98 people in college/university student housing
  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in federal detention centers
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,553.

7.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
Nevada average:

5.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.79% relocated from other counties in Nevada ($12,497 average AGI)
5.48% relocated from other states ($31,195 average AGI)
Elko County:

5.48%
Nevada average:

4.72%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washoe County, NV  0.56% ($43,388 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.36% ($45,460)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.26% ($31,935)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.22% ($32,789)
from Tooele County, UT  0.19% ($30,382)
from Ada County, ID  0.18% ($40,968)
from Humboldt County, NV  0.16% ($72,214)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Nevada average:

5.77%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($945 average AGI)
Elko County:

0.10%
Nevada average:

0.09%

1.87% relocated to other counties in Nevada ($10,829 average AGI)
5.54% relocated to other states ($32,057 average AGI)
Elko County:

5.54%
Nevada average:

4.82%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.64% ($43,602 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.42% ($39,392)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.36% ($38,556)
to Twin Falls County, ID  0.32% ($32,228)
to Ada County, ID  0.31% ($52,630)
to Tooele County, UT  0.20% ($31,528)
to Humboldt County, NV  0.15% ($56,556)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Elko County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Elko County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Elko County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Elko County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Elko County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,338 (3,560 aged, 778 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,821 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Elko County, Nevada in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (250)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (187)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (182)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (160)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (155)
  • Congestive heart failure (125)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (108)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (106)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (101)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6206.370
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 145.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63695.54

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1571.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 535.440
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 195.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 134.8
  • Other - 61.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 48,248
  • In family households: 41,854 (9,522 male householders, 2,919 female householders)
    9,708 spouses, 15,668 children (14,133 natural, 410 adopted, 1,125 stepchildren), 1,062 grandchildren, 396 brothers or sisters, 344 parents, 563 other relatives, 1,338 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,394 (3,089 male householders (2,350 living alone)), 1,912 female householders (1,569 living alone)), 1,393 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 570 (421 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,768 2-persons, 2,693 3-persons, 2,442 4-persons, 1,469 5-persons, 665 6-persons, 404 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,919 1-person, 864 2-persons, 151 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

10,864 married couples with children.
2,625 single-parent households (968 men, 1,657 women).

80.0% of residents of Elko County speak English at home.
16.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $160,387,000 ($3600 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,517,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,969,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,013,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,364,000
Federal grants: $49,845,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,141,000 ($892,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,055,000 ($230,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,441,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,258,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,233,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,220
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,336
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +804
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,359
Here -52 per 1000 residents
State +112 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Elko County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.04 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 431
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,568
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,538
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,339
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,476
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,201
  • 1950 to 1959: 536
  • 1940 to 1949: 516
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,304
Rooms in houses/apartments in Elko County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 47
  • 2 rooms: 287
  • 3 rooms: 716
  • 4 rooms: 1,223
  • 5 rooms: 2,672
  • 6 rooms: 2,136
  • 7 rooms: 1,676
  • 8 rooms: 1,027
  • 9+ rooms: 1,131
  • 1 room: 135
  • 2 rooms: 524
  • 3 rooms: 759
  • 4 rooms: 1,435
  • 5 rooms: 944
  • 6 rooms: 442
  • 7 rooms: 263
  • 8 rooms: 127
  • 9+ rooms: 94
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Elko County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 76
  • 1 bedroom: 693
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,034
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,648
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,782
  • 5+ bedrooms: 682
  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 1,187
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,796
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,220
  • 4 bedrooms: 232
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87
Cars and other vehicles available in Elko County, Nevada in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 260
  • 1 vehicle: 2,524
  • 2 vehicles: 4,871
  • 3 vehicles: 2,340
  • 4 vehicles: 608
  • 5+ vehicles: 312
  • no vehicle: 507
  • 1 vehicle: 2,256
  • 2 vehicles: 1,532
  • 3 vehicles: 318
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 51

49% of Elko County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in Nevada.

Elko County:

48.6%
State average:

39.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13070
  • Northeast: 1119
  • Midwest: 4194
  • South: 2227
  • West: 19705

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $129,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elko County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.8%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)
  • Wood (9.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (44.7%)
  • Electricity (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 151
Here:

2.2%
Nevada:

4.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 189
Here:

5.7%
Nevada:

5.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 249
Here:

15.0%
Nevada:

11.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 487
  • Number of aged recipients: 124
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 363
  • Number of recipients under 18: 46
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 305
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 136
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 208
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 197
Elko County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Elko County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Elko County, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13076.0 years
William8373.3 years
Robert7870.1 years
James6867.6 years
Mary6578.6 years
George5774.4 years
Charles5772.7 years
Dorothy3476.7 years
Richard3466.3 years
Joseph3376.2 years
Most common last names in Elko County, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4474.0 years
Jones3468.7 years
Johnson3073.5 years
Brown2874.6 years
Williams2073.4 years
Davis1973.5 years
Wilson1970.6 years
Anderson1971.4 years
Martin1879.6 years
Dick1767.9 years
Businesses in Elko County, NV
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Kroger2
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's2Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Maurices1
Big O Tires1McDonald's4
Burger King5Motel 62
CVS1Nike5
Dairy Queen1OfficeMax1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks3
FedEx9Super 82
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS12
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1

Elko County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"