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Storey County, Nevada (NV)


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County population in 2012: 3,935 (7% urban, 93% rural); it was 3,399 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,099
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 356
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,165
Renter-occupied apartments: 287 (it was 297 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

41%

Land area: 263 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Storey County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.9%), Manufacturing (14.2%), Construction (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Storey County, Nevada:


Median resident age:  50.0 years
Nevada median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,044  (43.9%)
Females: 1,966  (56.1%)

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Average household size:
Storey County:

2.0 people
Nevada:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,428 ($45,490 in 1999)
This county:

$54428
Nevada:

$53341

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $607 (lower quartile is $471, upper quartile is $855)
This county:

$607
State:

$849


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $178,417 (it was $122,400 in 2000)
Storey County:

$178,417
Nevada:

$207,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,237 - $299,348

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $500,158
Here:

$500,158
State:

$278,966

Mobile homes: $96,130
Here:

$96,130
State:

$60,412

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,274
Here:

$20,274
State:

$37,074
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,835
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 5

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


Storey County, NV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,366 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,135 (0.6%)


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


Storey County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.2%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 48.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 50 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

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

5.8%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

4.9%

Area name: Reno-Sparks, NV MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Storey County is $712 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $880 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1279 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clark, Virginia City.

Storey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.governet.net/NV/CO/STO

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Storey County: Smith Ranch (A), Wunotoo (B), Sturtevants Ranch (C), Gooseberry Mill (D), Biedlemans Ranch (E), Virginia City Highway Maintenance Station (F), Flowery Mining District (G), Lagomarsino Petroglyph Site (H), Monte Cristo (I), Tracy Powerplant (J), McClelland and Davis Mill (K), Smith and Nettleton Mill (L), Johnson Mill (M), Soderlinge Mill (N), Imperial Mill (O), Reed and Wades Mill (P), American Flat Mill (Q), Bay State Mill (R), Rigbys Mill (S), United Comstock Merger Mill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hebrew Cemetery (1), Fireman Cemetery (2), Catholic Cemetery (3), Masonic Cemetery (4), Mount Saint Mary Cemetery (5), Catholic Cemetery (6), Masonic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Meeker Pond (A), Gooseberry Tailings Reservoir (B), Divide Reservoir (C), Cooney Reservoir (D), Tracy Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Virginia Creek (A), Long Valley Creek (B), Red Ravine Creek (C), Lousetown Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Storey County: Wheeler Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Lyon County , Washoe County , Carson City .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 144
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 74 (62% naturalized citizens)

Storey County:

2.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 19.3%

Storey County marital status for males
Storey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Storey County with a mortgage: 537 (48 second mortgage, 92 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 152

Here:

77.9% with mortgage
State:

82.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 6.85%
Here6.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 233
Total congregations: 3
Religions in Storey County - Clark, Virginia City

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Storey County:

14.36 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
Nevada:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Nevada:

24.5%



Agriculture in Storey County:

Average size of farms: 15 acres
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,067
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $13,933
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 45 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 195.56

Earthquake activity:

Storey County-area historical earthquake activity is above Nevada state average. It is 1029% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/6/1954 at 11:13:18, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from the county 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 36.8 miles away from Storey County center
On 8/1/1975 at 20:20:12, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/28/1995 at 18:27:59, a magnitude 5.5 (4.6 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.0 ML, 5.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.3 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 Storey County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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




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





Storey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,358 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 205 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 108 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,842.

13.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.55%
Nevada average:

9.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.15% relocated from other counties in Nevada ($33,096 average AGI)
4.40% relocated from other states ($10,832 average AGI)
Storey County:

4.40%
Nevada average:

7.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washoe County, NV  7.08% ($49,350 average AGI)


11.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.79%
Nevada average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.93% relocated to other counties in Nevada ($22,732 average AGI)
3.86% relocated to other states ($12,923 average AGI)
Storey County:

3.86%
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 Washoe County, NV  4.98% ($36,042 average AGI)
to Lyon County, NV  1.19% ($41,882)
to Carson City, NV  0.98% ($19,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Births per 1000 population in Storey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Storey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 17.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Storey County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 169 (148 aged, 21 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 613.650
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 441.830

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.09

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,005

Size of family households: 647 2-persons, 220 3-persons, 164 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 453 1-person, 129 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

91.0% of residents of Storey County speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $31,318,000 ($8381 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,231,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $4,910,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $825,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,000
Federal grants: $1,002,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,330,000 ($22,773,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $251,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $227,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,004,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,236,000

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

Births: 67
Here:

16 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 96
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +704
Here:

+173 per 1000 residents
State:

+112 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Storey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.54 millions of gallons per day (41% from ground, 59% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Storey County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 111
  • 5 rooms: 324
  • 6 rooms: 338
  • 7 rooms: 176
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9+ rooms: 70
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 52
  • 3 rooms: 59
  • 4 rooms: 49
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 54
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Storey County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 57
  • 2 bedrooms: 317
  • 3 bedrooms: 660
  • 4 bedrooms: 118
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 114
  • 2 bedrooms: 81
  • 3 bedrooms: 84
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Storey County, Nevada in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 255
  • 2 vehicles: 500
  • 3 vehicles: 276
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5+ vehicles: 22
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 102
  • 2 vehicles: 119
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

50% of Storey County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Nevada.

Storey County:

49.7%
State average:

39.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $128,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Storey County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.4%)
  • Wood (12.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.5%)
  • Electricity (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (2.7%)
  • Solar energy (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56.9%)
  • Electricity (29.3%)
  • Utility gas (6.1%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31
Here:

9.6%
Nevada:

4.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nevada:

5.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Storey County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Storey County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Storey County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Storey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Storey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Storey County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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