Economic Development

Mineral County Quality of Life

Climate

Monthly Temperature (F)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 38.5 41.1   39.8
February 45.5 48.9 43.9 46.1
March 50.0 54.6   52.3
April 56.2 54.0   55.1
May 63.3 61.6   62.5
June 72.8 76.0   74.4
July 81.0 75.8   78.4
August 76.1 78.6   77.4
September 71.9     71.9
October 61.2     61.2
November 46.8     46.8
December 41.2     41.2
Annual 58.7 61.3 43.9 54.6
Monthly Snowfall (inches)
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 Mean
July   0.0 0.0 0.0
August     0.0 0.0
September        
October   0.0   0.0
November   0.0   0.0
December        
January 4.0     4.0
February   0.0 0.0 0.0
March 0.0     0.0
April 0.0 0.0   0.0
May   0.0   0.0
June   0.0   0.0
Season        
Monthly Precipitation (inches)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 0.78 0.05   0.42
February 0.20   0.07 0.09
March 0.26     0.26
April 0.10 0.13   0.12
May 1.67 2.40   2.04
June 0.01 1.22   0.62
July 0.46 1.16   0.81
August 0.49 0.34   0.42
September 0.85     0.85
October 0.00     0.00
November 0.24     0.24
December 0.35     0.35
Annual 5.41     5.41

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Hawthorne, NV

Sunny Days
Location Sunny Days
Mineral County 273

Source:Sperlings Best Places

Elevation

The elevation in Mineral County is 5,876 feet.

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Return to TopSales Tax

The sales tax rate in Mineral County is 6.850%.

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation

Return to TopHousing

Housing Vacancy Rates (%)
Year Homeowner Rental
2014 0.6 12.5
2013 0.0 14.9
2012 0.0 20.8
2011 0.0 27.1

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

Housing Occupancy
Year Total Housing Units Occupied Housing Units Vacant Housing Units
# % # %
2014 2,611 1,917 73.4 694 26.6
2013 2,820 2,147 76.1 673 23.9
2012 3,054 2,249 73.6 805 26.4
2011 3,131 2,209 70.6 922 29.4

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 1,287 758 58.9 389 30.2 136 10.6 4 0.3 0 0.0
2013 1,540 789 51.2 555 36.0 192 12.5 4 0.3 0 0.0
2012 1,595 854 53.5 517 32.4 224 14.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
2011 1,527 815 53.4 496 32.5 275 18.0 0 0.0 0 0.0

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
$84,400
$977
$508
2013
$95,500
$990
$503
2012
$92,400
$1,075
$537
2011
$101,000
$1,007
$626

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

Mount Grant General Hospital
There are four licensed agencies that comprise the medical care within the hospital complex: 1) the acute hospital, 2) the skilled nursing facility, 3) the home health agency, and 4) the adult day care center.

Acute Care
Mt. Grant General Hospital is licensed for eleven acute care beds. Two beds are equipped for ICU/CCU care and the remaining beds are designated medical/surgical. There are six (6) physicians on the active medical staff - who have family practice clinics in the Mt. Grant Medical Building adjacent to the hospital. Services available at the hospital include, but are not limited to: Emergency Room, Laboratory, Blood Bank, Radiology, CT Scans, MRI's, Electrocardiogram, Surgery, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Activities/Social Services, Consulting Physicians and Frontier Telemedicine/Tele-education.

Skilled Nursing Facility
The Lefa L. Seran Skilled Nursing Facility has twenty-four licensed beds for long-term care patients. The levels of care provided range from skilled to intermediate.

Home Health
The home health service attends to the health care needs of the homebound patient, the chronically ill, and post hospitalized patient. The agency is staffed by an RN coordinator, RN and LPN caregivers, certified nurse aides, homemakers and an office manager. Dietary and pharmaceutical counseling is offered to home health patients, as well as respiratory therapy. Admission to the home health service requires a physician referral.

Adult Day Care
The Sunrise to Sunset Adult Day Care Center is licensed to care for five clients. The center operates Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in the Lefa L. Seran Skilled Nursing Facility. Physician referral is required. Clients enjoy meals, nourishing snacks and participate in planned activities.

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

Return to TopEducation

Mineral County is home to 2 elementary schools, 1 junior high school, 1 high school, and 1 alternative/charter school. In the Mineral County district, the average teacher/student ratio is 12:1, the average class size for English is 13, for Math 10, for Science 14 and for Social Studies 14.  The class of 2014 dropout rate was 0.36% and the class of 2014 graduation rate was 64.71%.

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 870 63 7.2 82 9.4 360 41.4 225 25.9 140 16.1
2013 768 55 7.2 62 8.1 322 41.9 215 28.0 114 14.8
2012 738 56 7.6 35 4.7 314 42.5 187 25.3 146 19.8
2011 723 49 6.8 61 8.4 388 53.7 112 15.5 113 15.6

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 28 25 35 13 7 52 41 0 15 35 48 1 29 23 42 5
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 34 21 37 8 5 38 56 0 3 53 43 3
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

Western Nevada College
Western Nevada College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 6,000 students each semester within an 18,000-square-mile service area. One of four community colleges within the University and Community College System of Nevada, it is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities.

The college offers some 50 academic degrees and certificates in areas as diverse as engineering and construction technology, nursing, musical theatre, golf facilities management, geographic information systems, criminal justice and graphic design. Students may also complete up to two years of many baccalaureate degree programs, such as teacher preparation, for transfer to a university.

In response to industry needs, the college designs specialized training programs in machine tool, drafting, electronics, computing and other occupational areas. Customization often includes providing specialized instruction at the times and locations most convenient to employers, including on-site programs. Recent training programs conducted for area businesses have included welding certification, math, English, supervisory training, and computer applications.

 

University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
U.S. News & World Report ranked UNR as one of America's best colleges and the Carnegie Foundation ranks UNR in the highest research category with institutions like Stanford, Harvard, Cal-Berkley, and UCLA. UNR provides a variety of programs including 70 bachelor's degrees, 70 master's programs, and 30 doctoral specialties. The colleges include: Engineering, Business Administration, Logistics and School of Medicine. UNR's Business Logistics Program is considered by the countries largest firms to be one of the top 10 in the United States. They also have a fully accredited MBA program. Supported research funding has more than tripled in the past 10 years to $87 million, which translates to a yearly economic impact in Nevada of nearly $200 million. Researchers at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, with a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, are finding innovative ways to fight cardiac arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC)
TMCC serves over 11,000 students with programs leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 academic and occupational areas. Offering academic and university transfer, occupational training, career enhancement workshops and classes just for fun, TMCC is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada.

Career College of Northern Nevada
Career College of Northern Nevada provides high quality education to students with varying levels of academic abilities. The college is committed to providing its students with the skills and technical knowledge needed for initial employment in entry level positions of business and industry. Recognizing that many graduates will want to advance to management and executive positions, the college offers its students not only the specific skills needed for immediate employment but also the opportunity to develop self-confidence, leadership abilities and a sense of responsibility. The students maximize their potential to obtain a good job, stable life, and respect.

Morrison University
Morrison University is an independent educational institution, dedicated to providing higher education opportunities leading to diplomas and associate degrees as well as Bachelor of Science degrees. Diploma and Associate degree programs are designed to meet the needs of students in developing marketable skills which enable them to establish careers in business, professional, and technical fields. The Bachelor of Science degree allows students to continue their education in business and management in order to fulfill their academic and professional aspirations and potential. The University recognizes that education is a lifelong endeavor, which enriches the quality of life as well as individual professional achievement.

University of Phoenix, Nevada Campus
The University of Phoenix is a private, for-profit higher education institution whose mission is to provide high quality education to working adult students. The University of Phoenix, Nevada Campus offers degree and certificate programs in Administration, Business, Counseling, Education, Human Services, Management, Nursing/Healthcare, and Technology. Courses are scheduled to meet the needs of working students.

Lake Tahoe Community College
Located in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., offers the first two years of a four-year degree, 38 different associate's degrees and 20 certificates. LTCC is one of 109 community colleges in the state of California. Students at LTCC enjoy small class sizes averaging 15 students per class and quality one-on-one instruction. The college offers a good neighbor policy for Nevada residents and tuition is only $28 a unit.

Return to TopCultural Organizations and Recreation

Mineral County Museum
The Mineral County Museum is one of the best museums in Nevada. It is a non-profit facility owned by Mineral County, Nevada and dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the past.

Return to TopAnnual Events

Name Date
Armed Forces Week Celebration May
Fourth of July July
New Year's Eve Celebrations December

Return to TopLibraries

There are two public libraries in Mineral County.

Return to TopFinancial Institutions

  • Bank of America
  • Financial Horizons Credit Union

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

Return to TopPublic Safety

Type of Crime Mineral County United States Average
Violent Crime 49.8 41.4
Property Crime 46.5 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 Mineral County Crime Rate Western States Crime Rate* National Crime Rate
2014 4,863 N/A N/A N/A
2013 4,636 0.00 32.57 31.13
2012 4,653 14.40 33.41 32.65
2011 4,471 16.77 33.52 33.11
2010 4,471 11.85 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.