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Profile for Winnemucca, Nevada, NV

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Taken from top of Winnemucca Mountain looking down into town
Date taken: July 2005
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Winnemucca is a city in Humboldt County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a Paiute chief.

The latitude of Winnemucca is 40.973N. The longitude is -117.734W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,295 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,570.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$46,699
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Winnemucca demographic reports
Winnemucca is on the Humboldt River.
Former and merged names include:
· Centerville
· French Bridge
· French Ford
· Winnemucca of French Ford
Founded by beaver trappers in the 1830s.

Some believe it was Butch Cassidy and his gang who robbed the First National Bank in 1900.

Basque sheepherders settled in the area in the early 20th century. The region still has a strong Basque influence.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Basque Festival - June 9-10, 2007
  • Tri-County Fair - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Winnemucca web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bloody Shin Trail, Kyle Hot Spring
Historic sites and museums: Buckaroo Hall of Fame, Humboldt Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Winnemucca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Humboldt 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 89445 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Winnemucca residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winnemucca ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winnemucca was $21,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Winnemucca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Winnemucca festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Winnemucca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,101.


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Libraries in Winnemucca include Humboldt County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Winnemucca include KWNV.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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

Travel

Hotels in Winnemucca include Best Inn N Suites Winnemucca, Best Western, Best Western Holiday Motel, Days Inn Winnemucca, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Quality Inn, Red Lion Inn & Casino, Scottish Inns Winnemucca, Super 8 ... More hotels.

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