Economic Development

Eureka County Quality of Life

Climate

Monthly Temperature (F)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 31.8 32.2 24.6 29.5
February 33.0 38.2 31.1 34.1
March 37.5 42.1 39.9 39.8
April 42.3 41.7   42.0
May 50.1 50.0   50.1
June 60.0 66.6   63.3
July 70.7 65.8   68.3
August 64.6 68.8   66.7
September 61.1 62.3   61.7
October 51.2 51.0   51.1
November 38.0 29.9   34.0
December 31.5 25.3   28.4
Annual 47.7 47.8 31.9 42.4
Monthly Snowfall (inches)
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 Mean
July 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
August 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
September 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
October 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.2
November 5.8 1.0 18.2 8.3
December 14.2 8.5 36.4 19.7
January 7.1 2.0 35.6 14.9
February 3.0 0.0 19.5 7.5
March 5.5 5.7   5.6
April 7.5 4.0   5.8
May 5.5 1.8   3.7
June 0.0 0.0   0.0
Season 52.1 23.0   37.6
Monthly Precipitation (inches)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 0.57 0.36 1.58 0.84
February 1.10 0.24 1.82 1.05
March 0.80 0.74   0.77
April 1.29 0.41   0.85
May 1.19 1.53   1.36
June 0.04 0.12   0.08
July 1.00 0.71   0.86
August 1.64 0.95   1.30
September 1.10 1.06   1.08
October 0.00 1.22   0.61
November 0.31 2.15   1.23
December 1.08 2.38   1.73
Annual 10.12 11.87   11.00

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Eureka, NV

Sunny Days
Location Sunny Days
Eureka County 233

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Elevation

The elevation in Eureka County is 6,200 feet.

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Return to TopSales Tax

The sales tax rate in Eureka County is 6.850%.

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation

Return to TopHousing

Housing Vacancy Rates (%)
Year Homeowner Rental
2014 1.8 6.5
2013 2.0 0.0
2012 2.0 4.5
2011 2.0 4.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Housing Characteristics

Housing Occupancy
Year Total Housing Units Occupied Housing Units Vacant Housing Units
# % # %
2014 1,126 769 68.3 357 31.7
2013 1,068 733 68.6 335 31.4
2012 1,063 709 66.7 354 33.3
2011 1,092 719 65.8 373 34.2

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Housing Characteristics

Housing Value
Year Owner-Occupied Units < $99,999 $100,000 - $199,999 $200,000 - $499,999 $500,000 - $999,999 $1,000,000 +
# % # % # % # % # %
2014 525 294 56.0 148 28.2 83 15.8 0 0.0 0 0.0
2013 428 209 43.4 164 34.0 99 20.5 10 2.1 0 0.0
2012 485 208 42.9 189 40.0 71 14.9 11 2.3 5 1.0
2011 530 256 48.3 169 31.9 89 16.8 10 1.9 6 1.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Housing Characteristics

Housing Costs
Year Median Value Median Monthly Owner Costs
(housing units with a mortgage)
Median Rent
2014
$89,300
$1,145
$654
2013
$117,400
$1,122
$685
2012
$115,400
$1,096
$704
2011
$103,400
$1,078
$432

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Housing Characteristics

Return to TopMedia
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Radio

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Return to TopMedical/Health Resources

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Replacing Elko General Hospital and located in Elko, the heart of rural northeastern Nevada, this hospital is brand new and had its grand opening on September 1, 2001. The hospital is a modern 75-bed acute care facility with an adjacent 50,000 sq. ft. medical office building. The facility will have 24-hour emergency services, a full service laboratory, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 24-hour radiology services, and more.

Battle Mountain Medical Center & General Hospital
This medical center is open 5 days a week and has 2 full-time doctors and is a 15 bed acute care hospital.

Nevada Physician Directory
With the help of the Physician Directory, you can make an informed choice of your doctor in the comfort of your own home, without searching through endless information. This site will help you locate, get acquainted with, and choose a new medical service provider in your area. The Physician Directory listings include all types of physicians for all of your medical needs. some listed areas follows, Naturopaths, Osteopath, Oncology, Dermatology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Oncology, Cancer Specialists, Gynecology, Urology, and more.

Emergency Services
Eureka County funds volunteer ambulance/EMT services in Eureka, Crescent Valley, Beowawe, and Pine Valley. The County provides facilities, ambulances, training, and supplies for these operations. Eureka County is served by emergency medical flight service to transport patients to Elko or major hospitals in case of a medical emergency.

Return to TopEducation

Eureka County is home to 2 elementary schools and 1 high school. In the Eureka County district, the average teacher/student ratio is 27:1, the average class size for English is 12, for Math 12, for Science 12 and for Social Studies 12.  The class of 2014 dropout rate was 0.0% and the class of 2014 graduation rate was 86.36%.

Source: Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability

School Enrollment

Year Population 3+ enrolled in school Nursery School/Preschool Kindergarten Elementary (Grades 1-8) High School (Grades 9-12) College or Graduate School
# % # % # % # % # %
2014 447 51 11.4 11 2.5 204 45.6 112 25.1 69 15.4
2013 468 51 10.9 17 3.6 260 55.6 114 24.4 26 5.6
2012 460 44 9.6 16 3.5 241 52.4 122 26.5 37 8.0
2011 371 37 10.0 26 7.0 197 53.1 92 24.8 19 5.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Social Characteristics

 

Summary of Standards-Based Test Performance
K-8
  Reading Writing Mathematics Science
ED AS MS ES ED AS MS ES ED AS MS ES ED AS MS ES
District 12 16 37 34 0 6 65 29 5 11 69 14 6 22 44 28
State 19 21 36 25 8 41 42 8 9 20 57 14 19 26 41 14
9-12
  Reading Writing Mathematics
ED AS MS ES ED AS MS ES ED AS MS ES
District 10 5 60 25 0 19 81 0 0 11 58 32
State 13 10 65 13 2 23 73 3 1 25 56 17

ED = Percentage of students performing in the lowest range of achievement (Emergent/Developing)
AS = Percentage of students performing in the Approaches Standards range of achievement
MS = Percentage of students performing in the Meets Standards range of achievement
ES = Percentage of students performing in the highest range of achievement (Exceeds Standards)

Source: Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability, 2011-12

Higher Education

Great Basin College
Great Basin College is a member institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada and is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. For 35 years GBC has provided opportunities in higher education for central and northeast Nevadans. The College has also provided specialized training to local businesses and industries such as the mines, hospital, and education. GBC awards certificates of achievement, associate degrees, and select bachelor degrees using a variety of instructional methods. By advancing the academic and professional endeavors of the rural communities and by providing access to quality certificate, associate, and baccalaureate programs, GBC's mission of addressing workforce needs of the regional economy has been enhanced. Currently, the College offers bachelor degrees in elementary education, applied sciences, and integrative and professional studies.

Return to TopCultural Organizations and Recreation

Eureka Opera House
Built in 1880 and recently restored, the Eureka Opera House offers a unique experience for meeting and convention goers. You can enjoy full convention and meeting services while relaxing in a small town atmosphere. The modern meetings facilities and excellent service will make meetings, special events and conferences a pleasurable experience for participants.

The Eureka Sentinel Museum
The Eureka Sentinel Museum is housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building. This structure was used as the Newspaper Office and residence from 1879 until 1960. The ground floor of the building was made into a county historical museum in 1982. In June of 2000 the museum expanded to include both floors of the building. The Eureka Sentinel Museum interprets the history of Eureka. On the ground floor you will find a complete press room from the 1800's complete with posters that were printed by the Eureka Sentinel and then plastered on the press room walls.

Return to TopAnnual Events

Name Date
Fourth of July July
Eureka County Fair August
New Year's Eve Celebrations December

Return to TopLibraries

Eureka County operates libraries in Eureka, Crescent Valley, and Beowawe through an interlocal agreement with Elko County. Eureka County provides the buildings and certain assets for use of Elko County personnel to run the libraries.

Return to TopFinancial Institutions

  • Nevada State Bank

Source: Department of Training, Rehabilitation, and Employment (DETR)

Return to TopPublic Safety

Type of Crime Eureka County United States Average
Violent Crime 30.3 41.4
Property Crime 44.8 43.5

Source: Sperlings Best Places, June 2014.  Based on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime).  Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims.

Population Eureka Crime Rate Western States Crime Rate* National Crime Rate
2014 2,221 21.50 N/A N/A
2013 2,012 20.87 32.57 31.13
2012 2,005 17.46 33.41 32.65
2011 1,609 27.35 33.52 33.11
2010 1,609 16.16 33.06 33.66

Source: State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety. Crime rate based on the occurrence of an index offense per 1,000 residents of the area. *Western States consist of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.