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Elko is a city in Elko County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area
The latitude of Elko is 40.832N. The longitude is -115.762W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,066 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,075.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elko demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Elko County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89803 ZIP code.
15% of Elko residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elko ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elko was $20,101, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Elko residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elko, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,090.
Libraries in Elko include Elko County Library System ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elko include Elko Daily Free Press
TV stations in Elko include KENV.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNCC.
Elko County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elko political report.
The average commute time for Elko workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elko between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Elko include Ameritel Inn Elko, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn Elko, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn, Motel 6, Oak Tree Inn ... More hotels.
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