Elko County

Elko County, Nevada

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

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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    s Ruby Pipeline, which stretches 680 miles from Wyoming to Oregon and crosses through Elko County, was completed in 2011.
    All of the proposed interstate facilities associated with the 2015 Elko Area Expansion Project will reside 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, R-Tuscarora, an Elko County rancher who chairs the Nevada Legislative Committee on Public Lands.
    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.
    In conjunction with MKM Racing, SSC has closed down a 12-mile stretch of Highway 93 in Elko County, Nevada to attempt to break the 253 mph record currently held by the Bugatti Veyron.
    In this newly created position, Larson will be responsible for the sale of construction products and engineered products in the state of Utah and Elko County, NV.
    Flora resigned after conflicts with local landowners over her attempts to close a road that may threaten the survival of the only remaining healthy bull trout population in Elko County.
    It is now subject to review and amendment by Elko County citizens representing a community-based stewardship group called the Northeastern Nevada Partnership.
    The smallest of the parcels, 155 acres, and the biggest, 714 acres, are both in Elko County,