Washoe County

Washoe County, Nevada

PO Box 30083
Reno, NV 89520
Phone: (775) 328-3260
Fax: (775) 328-3582
www.co.washoe.nv.us

On the western border of NV; original county; organized Nov 25, 1861 (prior to statehood); in 1883 annexed Roop County (called Lake County until 1862), which was also an original county. Name Origin: For the Washo or Washiu Indian tribe in northwestern NV and adjacent areas of CA. Their name has been translated as 'person,' 'tall bunch grass,' and 'rye grass.' The first seems most probable

Area (sq mi):: 6551.32 (land 6342.27; water 209.05) Population per square mile: 61.50
Population 2005: 389,872 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 14.80%; 1990-2000 33.30% Population 2000: 339,486 (White 73.00%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 16.60%; Asian 4.30%; Other 13.30%). Foreign born: 14.10%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $24,277; median household $45,815; Population below poverty level: 10.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $36,100-$38,241
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Reno County seat (197,963)
  • Sparks (81,014)

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    As the population of Washoe County continues to expand, I am confident that Judge Walker will be able to help meet the increasing demands on the district court.
    On August 25, 2016, the Washoe County Health District in Reno, Nevada, was notified of a patient at an acute care hospital with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) that was resistant to all available antimicrobial drugs.
    An in-house data warehouse built in 2012 gives educators in Nevada's large Washoe County School District quick access to the academic information they need to help each student succeed.
    At the closing of the acquisition, the company's total Nevada lithium brine portfolio will increase to 20,790 acres (8,413 hectares), including 18,552 contiguous acres (7,508 hectares) in Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, and 2,240 acres (907 hectares) in Washoe County.
    At the closing of the transaction, the firm's total Nevada lithium brine portfolio will increase to 20,790 acres, including 18,552 contiguous acres (7,508 hectares) in Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, and 2,240 acres (907 hectares) in Washoe County.
    com)-- Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund is excited to join the Washoe County Commission in celebration of its Resolution to Protect Northern Nevada's Wild Horses and Burros at today's December 9, 2014 Commission meeting held at the Commission Chambers at 1001 9th Street, Reno, Nevada.
    Two Sparks Middle School students have identified a popular math teacher as one of the victims of the shooting, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras told a press conference.
    home, after the book sparked a heated argument, according to Washoe County Sheriff's Deputy Armando Avina.
    Homelessness is unfortunately a growing national problem with anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and Washoe County is not immune from this national issue.
    Timothy Morgan, 25, is being held in the Washoe County, Nev.
    The cops, all uniformed deputies from the Washoe County Sheriff's Department in Reno, jumped out of their vehicles, brandished their nightsticks and hurdled over a barrier to high-five the crowd in front of Hooters.
    This was the case in Washoe County when a 1997 flood inundated the cities of Reno and Sparks along the Truckee River.