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West Wendover, Nevada - Basic Facts

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The City of West Wendover had a population of 4,764 as of July 1, 2017. West Wendover 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 West Wendover is located at latitude 40.7403 and longitude -114.0786 in Elko County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Wendover (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elko County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,462 feet.

The City of West Wendover (GNIS ID: 2412232) 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.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of West Wendover is located within West Wendover Division of Elko County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Wendover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Wendover, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,764
Daytime Population: Workers 3,665
Daytime Population: Residents 2,475
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,140
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 4,764
Population in Familes 4,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 637
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $41,850
Average Household Income $52,767
Per Capita Income $16,776


Total Housing Units 1,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 699 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 760 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $106,299
Average Home Value $150,857


Total Households 1,460
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 1,045
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 1.06%
Households 1.05% 1.03%
Families 0.51% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

West Wendover, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Wendover to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 74th
Population Density # 31 77th
Diversity Index # 7 95th
Median Household Income # 87 34th
Per Capita Income # 128 3rd

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