Elko County

Elko County, Nevada

569 Court St
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 738-5398
Fax: (775) 753-8535

On the northeastern border of NV; organized Mar 5, 1869 from Lander County. Name Origin: For the town; meaning of name is undetermined, possibly elk plus -o, a typical railroad name. It has been suggested that the town was named for elk (the animal) or that the word is an Indian term meaning 'first white woman.'

Area (sq mi):: 17202.94 (land 17179.03; water 23.91) Population per square mile: 2.70
Population 2005: 45,570 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 35.10% Population 2000: 45,291 (White 72.40%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 19.70%; Asian 0.70%; Other 16.70%). Foreign born: 10.20%. Median age: 31.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,482; median household $48,383; Population below poverty level: 8.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,610-$26,227
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Elko County seat (16,230)

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    I think Cliven is taking a stand not only for family ranchers, but also for every freedom-loving American, for everyone," Elko county rancher Cliff Gardner said during the standoff in 2014, the Washington Post reported.
    LCGRC continues to seek funding for its phase two development programs on its substantial gold claims in Elko County Nevada.
    s Ruby Pipeline, which stretches 680 miles from Wyoming to Oregon and crosses through Elko County, was completed in 2011.
    Newmont Mining has started construction of the first phase of its Long Canyon gold mine in the Pequop Mountains in eastern Elko county Nevada, less than 100 mi east of existing Newmont mines and infrastructure.
    United States-based Atna Resources Ltd (TSX:ATN)(OTCQB:ATNAF) has completed the sale of its Reward Gold Mine near Beatty, Nevada, and the Clover Gold-Exploration Property in Elko County, Nevada.
    Company officials tell the Elko Daily Free Press the new Starvation Caynon mine is in the southern part of the Jerritt Canyon property in Elko County about 50 miles north of Elko.
    is pleased to report that it has exercised the option to acquire the Black Jack Silver Property in Elko County, Nevada for US$250,000.
    other records for northern Nevada are from localities in the Independence Mountains and Adobe Hills to the north in Elko County (Ports and McAdoo, 1986; specimens at LACM, MHP, and UMNH), southeast of Carlin to the west in Eureka County (L.
    Dean Rhoads is a rancher himself in Elko County, where part of the pipeline is planned.
    In Nevada, populations occur in three distinct areas: the Toiyabe Mountain Range in Nye County (Toiyabe subpopulation), the Ruby Mountain and Jarbidge-Independence Ranges in Elko County (Northeast subpopulation), and the Deep Creek drainage in White Pine County, Nevada, and Toole County, Utah (West Desert population).
    The Meikle mine near Carlin, Elko County, Nevada is part of Barrick Gold Corporation's Goldstrike property.
    Architecture history professor Thomas Carter of the University of Utah will discuss "Designed for Work: The Industrial Landscape of Cattle Ranching in Northwestern Elko County, Nevada, 1870-1920.