Statewide Claims to Fame

Elko is 1st in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Elko is 2nd in Nevada out of 12 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Elko is 3rd in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Elko is 7th in Nevada out of 12 other cities in Current population (2012)

Elko is 7th in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Income per household

Elko is 8th in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Elko is 9th in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Elko is 11th in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Income per capita

Elko is 12th in Nevada out of 25 other cities in Retail sales

Elko is 13th in Nevada out of 34 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Current population (2012) 19,386 7th 2,758,931 313,914,040
Size in square miles 17.6 23rd 109,781.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,037.3 16th 24.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Residents younger than 5 8.5% 3rd 6.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.8% 8th 24.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.3% 30th 13.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.8% 20th 84.2% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.3% 17th 22.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Race - White 78.9% 19th 77.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.0% 22nd 8.9% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 3.3% 1st 1.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 24th 7.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 32nd 0.7% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.5% 22nd 3.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 26.4% 9th 27.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 66.9% 23rd 52.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Female residents 48.7% 27th 49.6% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 13.9% 15th 19.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Housing units 7,221 19th 1,183,873 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.0% 13th 29.6% 25.9%
Households 6,644 15th 986,741 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 65.0% 18th 59.1% 66.1%
Home median value $196,300 22nd $225,400 $186,200
People per household 2.7 16th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Income per capita $29,166 11th $27,625 $27,915
Income per household $71,114 7th $55,553 $52,762
Income below poverty line 5.9% 28th 12.9% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Elko Rank Nevada US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,846 14th 221,260 27,092,908
Retail sales $593,883 12th $37,433,983 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $34,653 2nd $14,579 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $99,765 14th $28,815,533 $613,795,732

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