Economic Development

Humboldt County Quality of Life

Climate

Monthly Temperature (F)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 34.0 35.0 31.5 33.5
February 39.2 40.6 39.2 39.7
March 42.1 45.4 43.8 43.8
April 47.3 45.5   46.4
May 56.1 55.3   55.7
June 64.7 70.9   67.8
July 77.5 71.0   74.2
August 69.0 70.3   69.6
September 63.5 61.8   62.7
October 51.3 54.5   52.9
November 39.0 34.7   36.9
December 36.1 30.7   33.4
Annual 51.7 51.3 38.2 47.0
Monthly Snowfall (inches)
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 Mean
July   0.0 0.0  
August 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
September 0.0   0.0  
October 6.6 0.0 0.0 2.2
November   2.3 0.3 0.9
December 9.9   9.0 6.3
January 4.7   8.9 4.5
February 0.3 0.6 1.2 0.7
March 0.7     0.4
April 1.2 2.4   1.8
May 0.0 0.0   0.0
June 0.0 0.0   0.0
Season 23.4 5.3   14.4
Monthly Precipitation (inches)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 0.49 0.40 1.90 0.93
February 1.12 0.77 0.21 0.70
March 1.11 0.17   0.64
April 0.46 1.83   1.15
May 0.74 2.38   1.56
June 0.07 0.12   0.10
July 0.10 0.66   0.38
August 0.49 0.23   0.36
September 1.40 0.06   0.73
October 0.09 1.19   0.64
November 1.32 1.32   1.32
December 1.16 1.77   1.47
Annual 8.55 10.90   9.73

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Winnemucca Muni AP

Wind Speed & Direction
Location Prevailing Wind Direction Wind Speed*
Winnemucca Airport S 7.6

Source: Western Regional Climate Center Wind Speed, Wind Direction, *mph, annual average

Humidity
AM PM
64 33

Source: Western Regional Climate Center

Sunny or Partly Sunny Days
Sunny Days Partly Sunny Days Sunshine Yearly
138 89 68%

Source: Current Results Research News & Science Facts

Elevation

The elevation in Humboldt County is 5,088 feet.

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Return to TopSales Tax

The sales tax rate in Humboldt County is 6.850%.

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation

Return to TopHousing

Housing Vacancy Rates (%)
Year Homeowner Rental
2014 2.2 8.1
2013 2.1 8.6
2012 2.1 8.8
2011 1.4 10.4

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

Housing Occupancy
Year Total Housing Units Occupied Housing Units Vacant Housing Units
# % # %
2014 7,165 6,092 85.0 1,073 15.0
2013 7,111 6,314 88.8 797 11.2
2012 7,119 6,256 87.9 863 12.1
2011 7,118 6,098 85.7 1,020 14.3

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

Average Selling Prices
Type Median List Price Median Sales Price
Single Family Home
3,500 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms
$132/sq. ft. $127/sq. ft.*
Single Family Home
2,500 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms
$132/sq. ft. $127/sq. ft.*
Townhouse
1,500 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms
$132/sq. ft. $127/sq. ft.*
Condominium
1,200 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms
$132/sq. ft. $127/sq. ft.*

Source: Zillow, Feb. 2015, Aug, 2015

Housing Value
Year Owner-Occupied Units < $99,999 $100,000 - $199,999 $200,000 - $499,999 $500,000 - $999,999 $1,000,000 +
# % # % # % # % # %
2014 4,441 1,373 30.9 1,750 39.4 1,122 25.3 129 2.9 67 1.5
2013 4,464 1,365 30.6 1,781 39.9 1,128 25.3 122 2.7 68 1.5
2012 4,435 1,217 27.4 1,849 41.7 1,132 25.5 160 3.6 77 1.7
2011 4,438 1,358 30.6 1,874 42.2 1,026 23.1 132 3.0 48 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
$152,900
$1,211
$781
2013
$147,400
$1,212
$741
2012
$150,500
$1,244
$671
2011
$144,000
$1,234
$638

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

Return to TopMedia
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Return to TopMedical/Health Resources

Humboldt General Hospital
Humboldt General Hospital, is a community hospital dedicated to serve your family's primary health care needs. Their mission is to provide quality health care, close to home, with commitment to individual dignity. Their vision is to meet individual needs by actively applying knowledge and resources to those needs, and by conducting their business with integrity and professionalism. In the last 91 years they built a wonderful facility, boasting modern medical equipment and an outstanding team of local physicians and medical staff. Consulting physicians are available to care for you special needs. Simply call HGH at 775.623.5222 and ask for a listing of available physicians.

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
Humboldt County has a variety of emergency services including Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments.

Return to TopEducation

Humboldt County is home to 8 elementary schools, 2 junior high schools, and 3 high schools. In the Humboldt County district, the average teacher/student ratio is 21:1, the average class size for English is 20, for Math 20, for Science 23 and for Social Studies 23.  The class of 2014 dropout rate was 2.03% and the class of 2014 graduation rate was 78.46%.

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 4,550 152 3.3 304 6.7 2,207 48.5 1,014 22.3 873 19.2
2013 4,303 117 2.7 286 6.6 2,157 50.1 972 22.6 771 17.9
2012 4,250 70 1.6 211 5.0 2,205 51.9 985 23.2 779 18.3
2011 4,132 81 2.0 107 2.6 2,256 54.6 981 23.7 707 17.1

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 17 24 40 18 10 42 41 7 9 27 56 9 14 24 48 14
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 12 9 71 9 0 24 75 1 1 26 53 19
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

Winnemucca Municipal Golf Course
This course was built on relatively hilly terrain and has wide-open fairways. Water does not come into play unless the sprinklers break. Every hole on the course has its own unique characteristics. A good round of golf can be experienced on this course.

Humboldt Historical Museum
Ideally situated overlooking the crossing on the Humboldt River where the town of Winnemucca originated, the Humboldt Museum is becoming a fully functional repository for historical data under one roof.

Buckaroo Hall of Fame
Memorabilia including traditional working gear, paintings, sculpture and drawings.

Black Rock Desert
This desert lies west and slightly north of Winnemucca in Humboldt and Pershing counties. Its historical importance lies in the Fremont, Applegate-Lassen and Nobles routes through the area.

Winnemucca Mountain
Named for Paiute Chief, Winnemucca, this mountain rises about 4,000 ft. above the valley floor making it the town's most prominent real estate. It was first prized for its treasures of gold, silver, and lead. The mountains greatest, most lasting gift is the annual spring show of wildflowers, the variety rivals anything in the sagebrush steppe, and many people wander along the roads in the springtime to enjoy this experience. Photographers take advantage of the 360-degree view from the top of the mountain for pictures of the Humboldt Black Rock Desert and the sand dunes.

Camping
Camping is available at Lye Creek, Rye Patch Reservoir, and Water Canyon.

Rock and Mineral Collecting
Recreational panning which does not involve mechanical equipment is permitted in wilderness and wilderness study areas if it does not create surface disturbances or impair the environment. Gemstones and common rock specimens may be collected for private use on unclaimed sites. Collecting of prehistoric tools and chips made of precious or semiprecious stones is not allowed.

Fishing
Small fishing streams are within a half hour drive from Battle Mountain provide brook and trout, but the best fishing is found in the southern part of the county. There is also great fishing in adjoining counties.

Hunting
Hunting includes sage hens, pheasant, deer, quail, chukkar, rabbit and dove. There is duck and geese hunting in the valley. The U.S. Forest Service has mapped out several hiking trails in the Santa Rosa Mountain range between Paradise and Orovada. Trails vary in length from one to ten miles at elevations of 4400 feet to 8200 feet. The best season for travel is June through October. These remote trails offer solitude, wildflowers, and wildlife.

Return to TopAnnual Events

Name Date
Annual Chukar Foundation Dinner January
Host Lion's Club Crab Feed January
Shooting the West March
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May
Winnemucca Pro-Am Golf Tourney May
Triple Crown Softball Tournament May
Run-A-Mucca May
Mule Shoe & Races June
Basque Festival June
Nevada State High School Rodeo Finals June
Paradise Valley Father's Day Barbecue June
Trail Ride to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital June
ICRA Roping June
Koyote Kruiser's Car Show June
McDermitt Ranch Hand Rodeo July
Family Fourth of July Celebration July
Great Winnemucca Duck Race July
Silver State Summer Cutting July
Winnemucca Junior Rodeo July
Superior Livestock Auction July
Nevada All-Around Working Cow Horse Championship July
Team Roping (USTRC Affiliate) July
Good Times Street Drags August
Fifties Fever August
Northwest Reg. Team Roping Finals August
Annual Rodeo August/September
Tri-County Fair August/September
Western Art Roundup August/September
Paradise Valley Beef Rib and/or Chili Cook-Off September
Cow Horse Futurity Open Horse Show September
Winnemucca Pro-Am Golf Tourney September
Civil War Reenactment - Humboldt Campaign September
Military Vehicle Rally October
Harvest Wine Tasting and Art Show November

Return to TopLibraries

There are 3 libraries located in Humboldt County.

Return to TopFinancial Institutions

  • Bank of America
  • Financial Horizons Credit Union
  • Nevada State Bank
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo

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

Return to TopPublic Safety

Type of Crime Humboldt County United States Average
Violent Crime 38.3 41.4
Property Crime 40.1 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 Humboldt County Crime Rate Western States Crime Rate* National Crime Rate
2014 17,792 14.00 N/A N/A
2013 17,277 16.73 32.57 31.13
2012 16,954 15.39 33.41 32.65
2011 18,364 10.84 33.52 33.11
2010 18,364 12.96 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.