Economic Development

Storey County Quality of Life

Climate

Monthly Temperature (F)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 40.0 37.4 30.6 36.0
February 39.9 43.5 39.5 41.0
March 42.3 46.3   44.3
April 48.2 45.5   46.8
May 55.1 52.8   54.0
June 65.9 68.3   67.1
July 75.2 69.0   72.1
August 69.3 71.8   70.5
September 64.8 66.4   65.6
October 56.5 55.6   56.0
November 43.7 35.4   39.5
December 36.2 32.7   34.4
Annual 53.1 52.1 35.1 46.7
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  
October 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
November 0.1   10.6 3.6
December 6.2   9.9 8.1
January 5.5 0.0 17.3 7.6
February 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.2
March        
April   0.2   0.1
May 0.0 1.0   0.5
June 0.0 0.0   0.0
Season        
Monthly Precipitation (inches)
2014 2015 2016 Mean
January 0.55 0.2 3.44 1.34
February   2.60 0.62 1.61
March   0.10   0.10
April   0.05   0.03
May 1.40     1.40
June 0.00 1.78   0.89
July 1.02 1.55   1.29
August 0.74 0.12   0.43
September 0.25 0.00   0.13
October   1.34   0.67
November 0.66 2.88   1.77
December   2.92   2.92
Annual        

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Virginia City, NV

Sunny or Partly Sunny Days
Location Sunny Days
Storey County 251

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Elevation

The elevation in Storey County is 5,613 feet.

Source: Sperlings Best Places

Return to TopSales Tax

The sales tax rate in Storey County is 7.600%.

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation

Return to TopHousing

Housing Vacancy Rates (%)
Year Homeowner Rental
2014 0.0 0.0
2013 0.0 20.8
2012 0.0 24.8
2011 1.9 23.4

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

Housing Occupancy
Year Total Housing Units Occupied Housing Units Vacant Housing Units
# % # %
2014 1,996 1,823 91.3 173 8.7
2013 $2,004 1,843 92.0 161 8.0
2012 2,007 1,839 91.6 168 8.4
2011 1,957 1,755 89.7 202 10.3

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 1,694 547 32.3 371 21.9 684 40.4 52 3.1 40 2.4
2013 1,729 566 32.7 430 13.2 660 38.2 32 1.9 41 2.4
2012 1,742 452 25.9 441 25.3 711 40.8 94 5.4 44 2.5
2011 1,644 365 22.2 399 24.3 680 41.4 134 8.2 66 4.0

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
$181,300
$1,390
$699
2013
$167,700
$1,363
$715
2012
$195,000
$1,556
$1,315
2011
$215,200
$1,636
$1,063

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

Return to TopMedia
All links open in a new window

Radio

Please click here to view radio stations in Storey County, Nevada.

Return to TopMedical/Health Resources

Carson-Tahoe Hospital
Carson-Tahoe Hospital is a public not-for-profit community hospital that began serving the Carson City health care needs in 1949. The hospital includes Behavioral Health Services, an inpatient Psychiatric and Addictive Disorder Center, Carson Rehabilitation Center and a satellite facility in Douglas County; the Minden Medical Center. The hospital is located at 775 Fleischmann Way in Carson City and has 128 beds with an active medical staff of more than 120 physicians. Carson-Tahoe Hospital has recently completed major renovations to its obstetrics and pediatric wing along with the surgery unit. Other services offered by Carson-Tahoe Hospital include nutrition counseling, CPR and Wellness Programs, home health and hospice services, rehabilitation and physical therapy, a cardiac catherization center, an ambulatory infusion center, oncology, and a 24-hour emergency service. The hospital's main phone number is 775.882.1361.

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

Return to TopEducation

Storey County is home to 2 elementary schools, 1 junior high school, and 1 high school. In the Storey County district, the average teacher/student ratio is 23:1, the average class size for English is 14, for Math 12, for Science 14 and for Social Studies 15.  The class of 2014 dropout rate was 1.16% and the class of 2011 graduation rate was 93.10%.

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 589 32 5.4 39 6.6 191 32.4 213 36.2 114 19.4
2013 594 42 7.1 0 0.0 237 39.9 191 32.2 124 20.9
2012 718 42 5.8 0 0.0 267 37.2 255 35.5 154 21.4
2011 743 45 6.1 0 0.0 277 37.3 275 37.0 146 19.7

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 9 17 44 31 2 45 43 11 2 19 67 11 4 29 55 13
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 11 8 70 11 3 16 82 0 0 13 82 5
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

Piper's Opera House
Built in 1885 and still in use, Piper's Opera House is one of the most significant vintage theaters on the West Coast.

Fourth Ward School Cultural Center
Built in 1876, the school houses permanent and changing exhibits featuring the history and culture of the Comstock.

The Castle
The last remaining original mansion (not restored) with authentic furnishings imported from Europe in 1868.

Virginia City Historic Walking Tours
Historic walking tour of Virginia, catered lunches in Victorian settings offered.

Virginia & Truckee (V&T) Railroad
35-minute train ride through the heart of the historic Comstock mining region.

Wild West Museum
Antique guns, animal mounts, Native American, John Wayne, and cavalry displays.

Storey County Courthouse
The Storey County Courthouse is the state's oldest continuously operating courthouse.

Nevada Gambling Museum
The Nevada Gambling Museum features more than half-a-million dollars worth of gaming memorabilia, including over 100 antique slot machines, cheating devices, and gamblers' weapons.

Way It Was Museum
This museum displays the most complete collection of Comstock mining artifacts in the world plus rare photos, lithographs and maps of the "Bonanza" period.

Comstock Fireman's Museum
19th-century firefighting equipment.

Territorial Enterprise
Built in 1876, it was the site for the first steam-press in Nevada. Famous American writers, one of which being Mark Twain, began their careers here.

Mackay Mansion Museum
Built in 1860 as the headquarters of John Mackay, King of the Comstock, it includes mining artifacts, original furnishings and Tiffany silver.

Return to TopAnnual Events

Name Date
Comstock Historic Preservation Weekend May
Fourth of July July
Virginia City Camel Races September
Christmas Parade of Lights December
New Year's Eve Celebrations December

Return to TopLibraries

There is one library within Storey County, it is located in Virginia City.

Return to TopFinancial Institutions

  • Bank of America

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

Return to TopPublic Safety

Type of Crime Storey County United States Average
Violent Crime 28.5 41.4
Property Crime 26.6 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 Storey County Crime Rate Western States Crime Rate* National Crime Rate
2014 4,380 31.50 N/A N/A
2013 3,933 32.4 32.57 31.13
2012 3,947 34.46 33.41 32.65
2011 4,234 18.19 33.52 33.11
2010 4,234 13.46 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.