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Elko is a city in Elko County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area

The latitude of Elko is 40.832N. The longitude is -115.762W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,066 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,075.


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Median household income
Local
$48,608
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elko demographic reports
Elko is on the Humboldt River
Once a campsite for travelers. Served as a freight terminus for the region's mines
The Elko High School band marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2000
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bing Crosby, entertainer who bought a ranch here
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • National Basque Festival - June 29-July 2, 2007
  • Elko County Fair - Aug. 24-Sept. 3, 2007
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2007
  • Great Humboldt Duck Race - July 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elko web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Humboldt National Forest, Jarbidge Recreation Area, Ruby Mountains Recreation Area, South Fork State Recreation Area, Wildhorse Recreation Area, Wilson Reservoir Recreation Area, Zunino/Jiggs Reservoir, Ruby Valley Hot Spring
Historic sites and museums: Northeastern Nevada Museum, Western Folklife Center
Colleges and universities: Great Basin College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Elko demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Elko County 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 89803 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Elko residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elko ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elko was $20,101, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Elko residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elko, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,090.


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Libraries in Elko include Elko County Library System ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elko include Elko Daily Free Press

TV stations in Elko include KENV.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNCC.

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Elko County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elko political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Elko workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elko between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Elko include Ameritel Inn Elko, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn Elko, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn, Motel 6, Oak Tree Inn ... More hotels.

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