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Population (year 2000): 16,708. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,685 (-0.1% change)
Males: 8,543 (51.1%), Females: 8,165 (48.9%)

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Median resident age: 31.6 years
Median household income: $48,608 (year 2000)
Median house value: $126,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Elko:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.3%)
  • Hispanic (21.1%)
  • Other race (9.6%)
  • American Indian (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), Irish (11.2%), English (10.7%), United States (6.1%), Italian (4.1%), French (3.6%).

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Elevation: 5067 feet

Land area: 14.5 square miles

Elko,

For population 25 years and over in Elko

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elko city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

12.0% Foreign born (8.8% Latin America, 1.2% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,043 (+6.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ID Boise, (194.8 miles pop. 185,787).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Vegas, NV Las (323.2 miles pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (500.1 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Creek, NV (13.4 miles Spring NV (25.3 miles Carlin, NV (57.9 miles Wells, NV (81.0 miles Owyhee, Mountain, NV (81.7 miles Battle Wendover, NV West (116.7 miles UT Wendover, (119.2 miles NV (120.2 miles McGill,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 72 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $215,800

Latitude: 40.84 N, Longitude: 115.77 W

Area code: 775


Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.8%), Educational,health and social services (14.3%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,480 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,412 (69.1%)


 

Crime in Elko by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 6.0 0.0 6.0
Rapes 5 7 5 10
    per 100,000 29.9 41.9 29.9 59.9
Robberies 8 6 11 9
    per 100,000 47.9 35.9 65.8 53.9
Assaults 31 23 13 16
    per 100,000 185.5 137.7 77.8 95.8
Burglaries 139 148 128 144
    per 100,000 831.9 885.8 766.1 861.9
Thefts 495 419 385 354
    per 100,000 2962.7 2507.8 2304.3 2118.7
Auto thefts 39 28 32 47
    per 100,000 233.4 167.6 191.5 281.3
258.9 236.8 208.4 232.8


Average climate in Elko, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elko,
Hospital/medical center in Elko:
  • NORTHEASTERN NV REGIONAL HOSPITAL (2001 ERRECART BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Elko:
  • OWYHEE COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITY (about 82 miles; OWYHEE, NV)
  • BATTLE MOUNTAIN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 95 miles; BATTE MTN, NV)
  • WILLIAM BEE RIRIE HOSPITAL (about 122 miles; ELY, NV)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elko:
  • ELKO REGIONAL (about 2 miles; ELKO, NV; ID: EKO)
  • WENDOVER (about 122 miles; WENDOVER, UT; ID: ENV)
  • ELY ARPT /YELLAND FLD/ (about 125 miles; ELY, NV; ID: ELY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elko:
  • STEVENS-CROSBY (about 46 miles; NORTH FORK, NV; ID: 08U)
  • WELLS MUNICIPAL/HARRIET FIELD (about 62 miles; WELLS, NV; ID: LWL)
  • CRESCENT VALLEY (about 62 miles; CRESCENT VALLEY, NV; ID: U74)

Amtrak station:
ELKO (12TH & SHARP STS.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 20 $71,900 $43,140 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $19,251 $38,502 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $27,031 $40,546 0 $0
Health 2 $5,077 $30,462 5 $2,922
Airports 5 $14,991 $35,978 2 $3,503
Fire - Other 1 $2,309 $27,708 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 11 $38,092 $41,554 1 $1,047
Water Supply 8 $29,043 $43,564 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $40,034 $36,954 17 $5,743
Financial Administration 5 $14,677 $35,224 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $40,392 $34,621 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 34 $148,838 $52,531 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $13,326 $31,982 1 $841
Firefighters 17 $77,720 $54,861 1 $77
Totals for Government 149 $542,680 $43,705 27 $14,134


College/University in Elko:
  • GREAT BASIN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,570; Location: 1500 COLLEGE PKY; Public; Website: www.gbcnv.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elko:
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 147 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,433)
  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 184 miles; BOISE, ID; FT enrollment: 12,033)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-RENO (about 266 miles; RENO, NV; FT enrollment: 10,375)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 266 miles; OGDEN, UT; FT enrollment: 12,112)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 267 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 2,021)
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 268 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 11,896)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 269 miles; POCATELLO, ID; FT enrollment: 10,057)
Public high schools in Elko:
  • ELKO HS (Students: 1,217; Location: 987 COLLEGE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPRING CREEK HS (Students: 857; Location: 14550 LAMOILLE HIGHWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE HS (Location: 100 YOUTH CENTER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Elko:
  • RUBY MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 475 S DIAMONDBACK DRIVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 3030 N 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Elko:
  • ELKO JHS (Students: 735; Location: 777 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM (Students: 689; Location: 3300 ARGENT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SPRING CREEK MIDSCH (Students: 688; Location: 14650 LAMOILLE HIGHWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHSIDE ELEM (Students: 658; Location: 501 LAMOILLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SPRING CREEK ELEM (Students: 645; Location: 7 EAST SPRING CREEK PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTHSIDE ELEM (Students: 603; Location: 1645 SEWELL DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SAGE ELEM (Students: 494; Location: 711 BOYD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ELKO GRAMMAR #2 (Students: 414; Location: 7TH AND FIR STREETS; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MOUND VALLEY ELEM (Students: 14; Location: 501 LAMOILLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 07)
  • PETAN RANCH SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: PETAN RANCH; Grades: KG - 08)
Library in Elko:
  • ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,380,971; Location: 720 COURT STREET; 160,000 books; 1,592 audio materials; 1,356 video materials; 140 serial subscriptions)
 

Elko compared to Nevada state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Elko:
  • KELK (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; ELKO, NV; Owner: HUMBOLDT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elko:
  • KLKO (93.7 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHIX (96.7 FM; CARLIN, NV; Owner: RUBY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KNCC (91.5 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: NORTHERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KRJC (95.3 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: HOLIDAY BROADCASTING OF ELKO)
  • K201DE (88.1 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • K216BB (91.1 FM; ELKO, ETC., NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K266AB (101.1 FM; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K207CF (89.3 FM; SPRING CREEK, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BDCSTRS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Elko:
  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K06MK (Channel 6; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K12MS (Channel 12; SPRING CREEK MOBILE, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K08LS (Channel 8; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K15EE (Channel 15; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K17DT (Channel 17; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)

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