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Carson City is an independent city.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named for frontiersman Kit Carson.
The latitude of Carson City is 39.163N. The longitude is -119.766W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,682 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,311.
The city became the territorial capital in 1861 and the state capital three years later.
Carson City operates as an independent city; operations of the former Ormsby County were consolidated with city services in 1969.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carson City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carson City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89701 ZIP code.
16% of Carson City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carson City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carson City was $20,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Carson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Carson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,141.
Libraries in Carson City include Carson City Library, Nevada State Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Carson City include Nevada Appeal
Carson City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carson City political report.
The average commute time for Carson City workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carson City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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