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Esmeralda County, Nevada (NV)


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County population in 2012: 775 (all rural); it was 971 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 75
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 215
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 302
Renter-occupied apartments: 99 (it was 153 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

41%

Land area: 3589 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Esmeralda County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.9%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Public administration (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 34%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Esmeralda County, Nevada:


Median resident age:  52.0 years
Nevada median age:  36.0 years

Males: 434  (68.6%)
Females: 349  (31.4%)

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Esmeralda County,NV real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Esmeralda County:

2.0 people
Nevada:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,727 ($33,203 in 1999)
This county:

$39727
Nevada:

$53341

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $472)
This county:

$396
State:

$849


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $54,671 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Esmeralda County:

$54,671
Nevada:

$207,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,312 - $125,271

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $307,973
Here:

$307,973
State:

$278,966

Mobile homes: $59,029
Here:

$59,029
State:

$60,412

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,033
Here:

$28,033
State:

$37,074
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,187
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 1

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


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


Esmeralda County, NV map from a distance

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $492 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $424 (0.6%)


Esmeralda County household income distribution in 2009 Esmeralda County home values distribution


Esmeralda County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.9%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 52 years old
(Males: 52 years old, Females: 53 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

15.3%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Esmeralda County is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $875 a month.

Cities in this county include: Goldfield, Silverpeak.

Local government website: www.governet.net/NV/CO/ESM

Click to draw/clear Esmeralda County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Esmeralda County: Bar Double 9 Ranch (A), Swiftwater (B), General Thomas Camp (C), Stateline Mill (D), Pigeon Stamp Mill (E), Millers Rest Area (F), Gates Mill (G), McGeer (H), Causer Well Corral (I), Palmetto Electric Substation (J), Coaldale Substation (K), Gilbert Junction (L), Crown Mill (M), Esmeralda County Yard (N), Candelaria Pipeline (O), Circle L Ranch (P), Fish Lake Valley Community Hall (Q), Iron Corral (R), McAfee Ranch (S), Dunham Mill Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Millers Pond (A), Dry Lake (B), Fish Lake (C), Silver Peak Pond (D), Pipeline Reservoir (E), Silver Peak Marsh (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Davis Creek (A), Peavine Creek (B), Pinchot Creek (C), Palmetto Wash (D), Jackson Wash (E), Trail Creek (F), Rock Creek (G), Uncle Sam Creek (H), Slime Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Esmeralda County: Henderson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Mineral County , Nye County , Inyo County, California , Mono County, California .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 39
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 63 (43% naturalized citizens)

Esmeralda County:

6.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.4%

Esmeralda County marital status for males
Esmeralda County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Esmeralda County with a mortgage: 15 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 50

Here:

23.1% with mortgage
State:

82.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.59%
Here37.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 365
Total congregations: 2
Religions in Esmeralda County - Goldfield, Silverpeak

Food Environment Statistics:






Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Nevada:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.6%
Nevada:

24.5%



Agriculture in Esmeralda County:

Average total farm production expenses per farm: $213,505
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $164,176
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years

Earthquake activity:

Esmeralda County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nevada state average. It is 1370% 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 55.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1986 at 14:42:26, a magnitude 6.5 (6.0 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.5 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/17/1993 at 23:20:49, a magnitude 6.2 (6.0 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.2 MD, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from Esmeralda County 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 73.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/1984 at 18:08:25, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Esmeralda County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (24%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Esmeralda County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 274 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 54 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 61 (14%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,036.

12.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.15%
Nevada average:

9.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.51% relocated from other counties in Nevada ($16,171 average AGI)
7.64% relocated from other states ($23,429 average AGI)
Esmeralda County:

7.64%
Nevada average:

7.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



14.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.24%
Nevada average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10.17% relocated to other counties in Nevada ($16,833 average AGI)
4.07% relocated to other states ($9,429 average AGI)
Esmeralda County:

4.07%
Nevada average:

5.26%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clark County, NV  4.07% ($16,750 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Births per 1000 population in Esmeralda County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Esmeralda County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Esmeralda County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 164 (141 aged, 23 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 635.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1397.710

Household type by relationship:

Households: 782

Size of family households: 135 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 158 1-person, 18 2-persons.

90.9% of residents of Esmeralda County speak English at home.
7.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $15,029,000 ($18107 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $463,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,953,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,181,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,000
Federal grants: $1,855,000
Federal procurement contracts: $560,000 ($40,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $479,000 ($102,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $373,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $71,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 24
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 68
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -141
Here -179 per 1000 residents
State +112 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Esmeralda County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Esmeralda County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 113
  • 5 rooms: 50
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9+ rooms: 10
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 74
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Esmeralda County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 141
  • 3 bedrooms: 84
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 76
  • 3 bedrooms: 37
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Esmeralda County, Nevada in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 104
  • 2 vehicles: 99
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 4
  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 73
  • 2 vehicles: 57
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

54% of Esmeralda County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Nevada.

Esmeralda County:

53.7%
State average:

39.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Esmeralda County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61.3%)
  • Wood (18.5%)
  • Electricity (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Solar energy (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53.6%)
  • Wood (18.3%)
  • Electricity (17.6%)
  • Utility gas (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

8.3%
Nevada:

4.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.7%
Nevada:

5.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

8.0%
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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Esmeralda County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Esmeralda County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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