Profile for Carson City, Nevada, NV
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Carson City is an independent city.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named for frontiersman Kit Carson.
The latitude of Carson City is 39.163N. The longitude is -119.766W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,682 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,311.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Carson City demographic reports
Carson City is east of Lake Tahoe.
Former and merged names include:
· Eagle Station
Boomed with discovery of the Comstock Lode
The city became the territorial capital in 1861 and the state capital three years later.
Carson City operates as an independent city; operations of the former Ormsby County were consolidated with city services in 1969.
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Salsa y Salsas! Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
- Rendezvous - June 8-10, 2007
- La Ka Le?l Pow Wow - Oct. 26-28, 2007
- Nevada Day - Oct. 21-28, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
- Carson City Rendezvous - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carson City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Washoe Lake State Recreation Area
Carson City attractions: Carson Hot Spring, Steamboat Villa hot springs spa, Bower's Mansion warm pool
Historic routes: Pony Express, Overland Stage
Historic sites and museums: Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Comstock National Historic District, Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, Stewart Indian School Museum
Colleges and universities:
Western Nevada Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 74
Carson City, just above Johnstown, though it has few houses yet, aspires to be the emporium of the new gold region, and perhaps of the embryo State of Nevada.
-- An Overland Journey
Horace Greeley, 1859
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Ancestry & family history
16% of Carson City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carson City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carson City was $20,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Carson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Carson City festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Nevada Day - O
- Salsa y Salsas! Festival - S
- Oktoberfest - O
- Rendezvous - J
- Carson City Rendezvous - J
- La Ka Le?l Pow Wow - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Carson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,141.
Libraries in Carson City include Carson City Library, Nevada State Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Carson City include Nevada Appeal
Carson City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carson City political report.
The average commute time for Carson City workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carson City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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“ Carson City, just above Johnstown, though it has few houses yet, aspires to be the emporium of the new gold region, and perhaps of the embryo State of Nevada. ”
~ An Overland Journey
Horace Greeley, 1859
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