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The City of Elko had a population of 21,083 as of July 1, 2021. Elko ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Elko is located at latitude 40.8324 and longitude -115.7631 in Elko County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elko encompass a land area of 17.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elko County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,069 feet.
The City of Elko has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Elko: Ballous Addition.
|Total Population||21,083 (100%)|
|Population in Households||20,658 (98.0%)|
|Population in Families||16,666 (79.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||425 ( 2.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$80,583|
|Average Household Income||$92,122|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$34,015|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||8,521 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,663 (54.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,102 (36.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||756 ( 8.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$283,080|
|Average Home Value||$326,002|
|Housing Affordability Index3||172|
|Average Household Size||2.66|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.8%|
|Per Capita Income||1.65%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.69%|
The table below compares Elko to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 16||89th|
|Population Density||# 21||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 30||78th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 94||72nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 41||69th|
|Diversity Index||# 33||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.