Profile for Searchlight, Nevada, NV
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Searchlight is in Clark County, in the Las Vegas metro area.
The community was named after Floyd Searchlight, a local developer.
The latitude of Searchlight is 35.465N. The longitude is -114.918W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,547 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 576.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Searchlight demographic reports
Searchlight is on the edge of the Piute Valley.
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Historic sites and museums: Searchlight Historic Museum and Historic Mining Park
Twenty years ago Searchlight had nothing to show but crumbling shanties with lizards on the sills, the sad open mouths of drifts and prospect holes, rusting machinery. Now it lies on a paved highway linking Boulder City and Needles. In the sprawling central square the falsefronts wear new paint, mostly orange. We count seven bar-and-casino joints, and even the cafe where we stop for a beer has a crap table, a twenty-one table, and a battery of slot machines.
-- The Rediscovery of America: 1946
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18% of Searchlight residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Searchlight ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Searchlight was $19,606, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Searchlight residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Searchlight, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Libraries in Searchlight include Searchlight Library ... View libraries
Clark County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Searchlight political report.
The average commute time for Searchlight workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Twenty years ago Searchlight had nothing to show but crumbling shanties with lizards on the sills, the sad open mouths of drifts and prospect holes, rusting machinery. Now it lies on a paved highway linking Boulder City and Needles. In the sprawling central square the falsefronts wear new paint, mostly orange. We count seven bar-and-casino joints, and even the cafe where we stop for a beer has a crap table, a twenty-one table, and a battery of slot machines. ”
~ The Rediscovery of America: 1946
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