Elko is a growing, progressive small City ready for the 21st century. Whether you are a visitor or a new resident, our friendly citizens stand ready to greet you and make you feel at home. Our quality of life offers safe neighborhoods, little or no commute, great schools, cultural events, recreational opportunities and an unhurried life style, all in a scenic setting. Come to Elko and see what our community can offer you.

  • Retail Services
  • Taxes
  • Costs
  • Occupancy
  • Tenure
  • Average Family Income
  • Climate
  • Elevation and Location
  • Population
  • Churches
  • Newspapers
  • Radio
 
Retail Services:
  • 8 Shopping Centers/Mini Malls
  • 5 Casinos
  • 7 Supermarkets/Grocery Stores
  • 36 Hotel/Motels
  • 48 Restaurants/Fast Food
  • 15 Real Estate Firms
  • 11 Financial Institutions
Taxes:
  • Sales Tax: 6.850% Sales Tax (on all tangible personal property.)
  • Use Tax: 6.850%(On all purchased tangible personal property bought out of state for use in Nevada)
  • Use Tax: 6.850%(On all purchased tangible personal property bought out of state for use in Nevada)
  • Property Tax: $3.1065 per $100 assessed value in Elko.
  • Assessed Valuation: 35% of the estimated market value of property.
 

Population

  • Total Population: 18,424
  • Median Age: 31.6
  • Average Family Size: 3.24

Elevation & Location:

  • Elko Elevation: 5,060 feet
  • Elko Area: 15 square miles
  • County Elevation: 5,000-11,000 feet
Average Household Income:
  • $66,318 - 2006

Climate:
Temperatures
High
Low
Avg
Annual
62.4
31.1
46.8
January
36.7
13.4
25.1
February
43.0
19.9
31.5
March
50.2
25.0
37.6
April
59.1
29.5
44.3
May
69.4
36.8
53.1
June
80.2
44.6
62.4
July
91.0
50.3
70.7
August
88.6
48.6
68.7
September
78.3
38.9
58.7
October
65.9
29.6
47.7
November
49.1
22.5
58.7
December
37.4
14.0
25.7
  • Precipitation:
    Average 9.93" yearly. Majority from snow.
  • Growing Season:
    Approx. 90 days. First Frost: September 1, Last Frost: June 7
  • Soil Texture & Chemistry:
    Fine, large amounts of clay and small amounts of organic matter. There are high pH and sodium levels.

Costs:
  • Average during 2nd Quarter 2001: $138,000
  • Prices Range from a high $399,000 to a low $19,900
Occupancy:
  • Total housing units: 6,948
  • Occupied: 6,200
  • Home owner vacancy rate: 2.5%
  • Rental vacancy rate: 16.3%
Tenure:
  • Owner Occupied Housing Units: 3,880
  • Renter Occupied Housing Units: 2,320
 

Churches:
  • 31 Churches (Elko)
  • 4 Churches (Spring Creek)
Newspaper:
  • Elko Daily Free Press (Daily except Sundays)
    (775) 738-3118
Radio:
  • KEFX 88.7 - Christian Contemporary
  • KNIS 91.3 - Christian Contemporary
  • KCIR 90.3 - Christian Contemporary
  • KNCC 91.5 - Public Radio
  • KAWZ 91.9 - Religious
  • KLKO 93.7 - Rock
  • KRJC 95.3 - Country
  • KHIX 96.7 - Adult Contemporary
  • KELK 1240 - Adult Contemporary
  • KTSN 1340 - Talk Radio
  • KBGZ-FM - Big Country 103.9
  • KZBI-FM - News/Talk 94.5
  • Z107 - HD Radio