Economic Development

Pershing County Quality of Life

Climate

Monthly Temperature (F)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 32.0 34.1 32.9 33.0
February 39.0 41.8 39.7 40.2
March 43.5 47.6 45.4 45.5
April 49.5 48.2   48.8
May 58.7 59.1   58.9
June 68.6 73.0   70.8
July 79.1 74.9   77.0
August 71.6 73.8   72.7
September 67.9 63.3   65.7
October 52.2 46.0   50.4
November 40.7 39.0   50.4
December 29.8 21.2   25.5
Annual 54.0 48.8 54.4 52.5
Monthly Precipitation (inches)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 0.11 0.17 0.97 0.42
February 0.55 0.01 0.10 0.22
March 0.03 0.26   0.14
April 0.18 0.13   0.16
May 0.05 1.24   0.65
June   0.26   0.13
July 1.33 0.11   0.72
August 0.77 0.22   0.50
September 0.69 0.07   0.38
October 0.00 2.96   1.48
November 0.13 0.35   0.24
December 0.35 0.07   0.21
Annual 4.19 5.85   5.02

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Lovelock Derby Fld, NV

Wind Speed & Direction
Location Prevailing Wind Direction Wind Speed*
Lovelock Airport NNE 6.7

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

Sunny Days
Location Sunny Days
Pershing County 228

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Elevation

The elevation in Pershing County is 4,882 feet.

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Return to TopSales Tax

The sales tax rate in Pershing County is 7.100%.

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation

Return to TopHousing

Housing Vacancy Rates (%)
Year Homeowner Rental
2014 0.9 5.8
2013 0.9 7.7
2012 1.0 10.5
2011 2.0 15.8

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

Housing Occupancy
Year Total Housing Units Occupied Housing Units Vacant Housing Units
# % # %
2014 2,429 2,111 86.9 318 13.1
2013 2,429 2,091 86.1 336 13.9
2012 2,456 2,062 84.0 394 16.0
2011 2,459 2,062 83.9 397 16.1

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 1,396 517 37.0 529 37.9 332 23.8 5 0.4 13 0.9
2013 1,386 445 32.1 546 39.4 352 25.4 26 1.9 17 1.2
2012 1,394 470 33.7 536 38.5 344 24.7 25 1.8 19 1.4
2011 1,508 429 28.4 668 44.3 323 21.4 69 4.6 19 1.3

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
$119,900
$1,201
$625
2013
$138,100
$1,290
$704
2012
$136,600
$1,186
$680
2011
$153,100
$1,160
$646

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

Return to TopMedia
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Return to TopMedical/Health Resources

Pershing General Hospital
Located in Lovelock, Pershing General Hospital is a 49 bed facility with 2 doctors and a physicians assistant. Ambulance and care flight service is available.

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
Pershing County has a variety of emergency services including police, fire, and sheriff departments.

Return to TopEducation

Pershing County is home to 2 elementary schools, 1 junior high school, and 1 high school. In the Pershing County district, the average teacher/student ratio is 18:1, the average class size for English is 19, for Math 16, for Science 22 and for Social Studies 21.  The class of 2014 dropout rate was 0.0% and the class of 2014 graduation rate was 80.0%.

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 1,540 77 5.0 122 7.9 577 37.5 553 35.9 211 13.7
2013 1,621 109 6.7 85 5.2 598 36.9 579 35.7 250 15.4
2012 1,583 88 5.6 113 7.1 551 34.8 602 38.0 229 14.5
2011 1,636 78 4.8 56 3.4 601 36.7 661 40.4 240 14.7

Source: 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 32 25 33 11 14 44 39 3 16 31 47 5 33 25 34 8
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 2 19 68 11 0 26 70 4 0 21 57 21
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

Marzen House Museum
Marzen House Museum features antiquities from pioneer homes, Immigrant Trail, and artifacts from the prehistoric era and Indian caves; also houses local Chamber of Commerce.

Giant Tufa Park
Located 7 miles west of Lovelock, this is the site of a golf course which is currently under construction and also a photographer's paradise of giant deposits from ancient Lake Lahontan.

Lovelock Indian Caves
Located 22 miles south, these caves are the site of 2000 year old duck decoys, cultural remains, and artifacts.

Rye Patch State Park
Located 22 miles north, this park provides boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, picnicking, and camping.

Kyle Hot Springs
Located 12-1/2 miles from historic and picturesque town of Unionville.

Hunting
Hunting includes pheasant, deer, quail, chukkar, rabbit and dove. There is duck and geese hunting in the valley.

Return to TopAnnual Events

Name Date
Portuguese Festa May
Fourth of July Children's Parade and Craft Fair July
Lovelock Frontier Days August
World Fast Draw Championship and Craft Fair August
DARE Care Show & Shine August
Lovelock Junior & High School Rodeo
Community Christmas Fair December

Return to TopLibraries

There is one library in Pershing County, it is located in Lovelock.

Return to TopFinancial Institutions

  • Nevada State Bank
  • Wells Fargo

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

Return to TopPublic Safety

Type of Crime Pershing County United States Average
Violent Crime 47.3 41.4
Property Crime 43.8 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 Pershing Crime Rate Western States Crime Rate* National Crime Rate
2014 7,161 17.57 N/A N/A
2013 6,777 21.40 32.57 31.13
2012 6,822 22.57 33.41 32.65
2011 7,133 18.37 33.52 33.11
2010 7,133 21.87 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.