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Esmeralda County, Nevada (NV)

County population in 2014: 822 (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. 2016 cost of living index in Esmeralda County: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (57.1%), Educational, health and social services (21.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Esmeralda County, Nevada:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Nevada median age:  36.0 years
Males: 455  (55.4%)
Females: 367  (44.6%)
Average household size:
Esmeralda County:

2.0 people
Nevada:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,383 ($33,203 in 1999)

This county:

$29383
Nevada:

$51230

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $331 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $366)
This county:

$331
State:

$815


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,571 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Esmeralda:

$79,571
Nevada:

$165,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,387 - $159,080
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $765
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $295

Institutionalized population: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 5
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $612 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $500 (0.8%)

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 2013: 22.3%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
Esmeralda County:

23.3%
Nevada:

15.8%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.8% for American Indian residents, 112.5% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36 years old, Other race residents: 14 years old)

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: Silverpeak, Goldfield, Dyer, Silver Peak.

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Neighboring counties: Dubois County, Indiana , Marin County, California , Franklin County, Kentucky , Highland County, Virginia , Marion County, Kansas , Woodford County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Nevada:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 12
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

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:

  • One, detached: 266
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 51
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • 20 or more: 51
  • Mobile homes: 408
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

82.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Esmeralda County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant231
Other1-
Mainline Protestant--
None759-
Esmeralda 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:






Adult diabetes rate:
Esmeralda County:

10.8%
Nevada:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Esmeralda County:

25.6%
State:

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 slightly above Nevada state average. It is 800% 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 Esmeralda County center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from the county center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Esmeralda County center
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 258.6 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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

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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (24%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)

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

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Sweden (11%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Iraq (3%)
  • South Africa (3%)

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

  • German (21%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • English (12%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

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 2010 was $42,690.

10.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Nevada average:

5.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.71% relocated from other counties in Nevada ($33,871 average AGI)
4.24% relocated from other states ($12,290 average AGI)
Esmeralda County:

4.24%
Nevada average:

4.72%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Nevada average:

5.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.36% relocated to other counties in Nevada ($17,581 average AGI)
4.59% relocated to other states ($13,161 average AGI)
Esmeralda County:

4.59%
Nevada average:

4.82%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

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 in Esmeralda County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 31.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 29.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Esmeralda County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Esmeralda County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 226 (193 aged, 33 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 32 (31%)

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 Esmeralda County, Nevada in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (26)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (10)

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
  • In family households: 588 (161 male householders, 52 female householders)
    169 spouses, 148 children (136 natural, 1 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 6 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 194 (116 male householders (107 living alone)), 60 female householders (51 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1 (all institutionalized)

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.

125 married couples with children.
55 single-parent households (15 men, 40 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 57
  • 1990 to 1999: 90
  • 1980 to 1989: 257
  • 1970 to 1979: 235
  • 1960 to 1969: 111
  • 1950 to 1959: 22
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 112
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:

  • This state: 139
  • Northeast: 76
  • Midwest: 104
  • South: 86
  • West: 500

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 22
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 14
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 8
Esmeralda County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Esmeralda County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"