Crystal, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 9,553.
Males: 4,856  (50.8%)
Females: 4,697  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Nevada median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 89048

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,535 (it was $33,461 in 2000)
Crystal:

$43,535
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,208 (it was $17,646 in 2000)

Crystal CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $196,622 (it was $100,900 in 2000)
Crystal:

$196,622
NV:

$258,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Crystal: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Crystal, NV (2000)
    • 6,18486.7%White alone
    • 5127.2%Hispanic
    • 1632.3%Two or more races
    • 1071.5%Black alone
    • 821.1%American Indian alone
    • 560.8%Asian alone
    • 200.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.2%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2390 feet

Land area: 480.1 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.8% ($793)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spring Valley, NV (46.8 miles , pop. 117,390).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (47.3 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (200.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Pahrump, NV (2.4 miles ),
Death Valley, CA (4.3 miles ),
Mount Charleston, NV (4.9 miles ),
Shoshone, CA (5.0 miles),
Amargosa Valley, NV (5.4 miles ),
Indian Springs, NV (5.4 miles ),
Tecopa, CA (5.6 miles),
Sandy Valley, NV (6.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.28 N, Longitude: 116.06 W

Distribution of median household income in Crystal, NV in 2017
Crystal satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Crystal, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.9%)
  • Public administration (14.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.9%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.3%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Crystal, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Crystal, Nevada

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Crystal-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nevada state average. It is 776% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 147.6 miles away from Crystal 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
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from Crystal center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 124.1 miles away from Crystal center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 189.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 212.7 miles away from Crystal center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 301.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nye County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Crystal:

  • PAHRUMP DIALYSIS CENTER (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PAHRUMP, NV)
  • DESERT VIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; PAHRUMP, NV)
  • NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE-PAHRUMP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PAHRUMP, NV)
  • PAHRUMP HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PAHRUMP, NV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crystal:

  • College of Southern Nevada (about 48 miles; Las Vegas, NV; Full-time enrollment: 18,996)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 53 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • Nevada State College (about 66 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 103 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • Barstow Community College (about 112 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Mohave Community College (about 134 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • Victor Valley College (about 143 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Crystal: Brady Ranch (A), Garlin Ranch (B), Fowler Ranch (C), Crystal Fire Department (D), Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Station 5 (E), Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Station 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Nye County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Nevada:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.2%
Whole state:

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

5.3%
Whole state:

4.9%
34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Crystal:

Marital status in Crystal, NV
  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Crystal:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Crystal, NV (based on Nye County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8755
Evangelical Protestant3,88733
Other3,38310
Mainline Protestant4866
None30,315-
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 grocery stores: 7
This county:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Nye County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Nye County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.2%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

3.8%
State:

13.2%

9.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Nevada average:

6.29%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, NV  3.21% ($46,518 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.26% ($42,075)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.20% ($65,233)


7.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
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 Clark County, NV  2.45% ($44,723 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.18% ($55,538)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($37,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crystal:

  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KENO (1460 AM; 10 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSFN (1140 AM; 10 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLSQ (870 AM; 10 kW; WHITNEY, NV; Owner: KLSQ-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKVV (1060 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LAS VEGAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBAD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNUU (970 AM; 5 kW; PARADISE, NV; Owner: NEVADA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crystal:

  • KQMR (99.3 FM; INDIAN SPRINGS, NV; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KQOL-FM (93.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXTE (107.5 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMP (92.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLUC-FM (98.5 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K211DC (90.1 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXPT (97.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNPR (89.5 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KJUL (104.3 FM; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: KJUL LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOAS (105.7 FM; DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ; Owner: DESERT SKY MEDIA, LLC)
  • KPKK (101.1 FM; AMARGOSA VALLEY, NV; Owner: SKY MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K295AJ (106.9 FM; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KNYE (95.1 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: PAHRUMP RADIO, INC.)
  • K244CE (96.7 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: HILLTOP CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Crystal:

  • K17CL (Channel 17; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: TOWN OF PAHRUMP)
  • K19BU (Channel 19; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: TOWN OF PAHRUMP)
  • K28CS (Channel 28; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: TOWN OF PAHRUMP)
  • K41CQ (Channel 41; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: VERNON VAN WINKLE tr/as KPVM-TV)
  • K24BY (Channel 24; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: TOWN OF PAHRUMP)
  • K36BQ (Channel 36; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: TOWN OF PAHRUMP)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • William R Lynett, 7.6 Miles West-Northwest Of Crystal, Nv (Lat: 36.521083 Lon: -116.281417), Type: 152.1, Overall height: 152.1 m, Registrant: Shamrock Communications, Inc., Scran-ton, Phone: (570) 207-8558
  • Edward G Roach, 8406 East Steib Road (Nv11981-A) (Lat: 36.519278 Lon: -116.183972), Type: 62.2, Overall height: 60.4 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Ii LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 8406 East Steib Road (Nv11981-A) (Lat: 36.519278 Lon: -116.183972), Type: 62.2, Overall height: 60.4 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Ii LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 39.278528 Lon: -120.073528, Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: KPG225,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.450 MHz, 455.450 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/1985, Expiration Date: 10/01/1990, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: Americom, A Calif. Ltd. Partnership, 304 S. Broadway, #520, Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Lat: 39.221583 Lon: -119.999361, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: KPG615,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.450 MHz, 455.450 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/1984, Expiration Date: 12/01/1990, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: Americom, A Calif. Ltd. Partnership, 304 S. Broadway, #520, Los Angeles, CA 90013

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Uprr Arrow Canyon 4.4 Mi Nw (Lat: 36.557194 Lon: -114.799444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WNKY851,
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2001, Certifier: Robert Vandeberg, Registrant: B & R Consultants Inc, 13360 S Cliffside Dr, Mulino, OR 97042-9636, Fax: (503) 632-3142
  • Uprr Arrow Canyon 4.4 Mi Nw (Lat: 36.557194 Lon: -114.799444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 35 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WNKZ851,
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2001, Certifier: Robert Vandeberg, Registrant: B & R Consultants Inc, 13360 S Cliffside Dr, Mulino, OR 97042-9636, Fax: (503) 632-3142

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Crystal, NV
  • 67.7%Electricity
  • 27.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Crystal, NV
  • 61.0%Electricity
  • 39.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Crystal compared to Nevada state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Crystal on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: plant and system operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: woodworkers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 (89048) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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