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Nevada is a city in Story County, in the Ames metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a settler's daughter, who had been named for the California mountain range
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Iowa named Nevada. For links to other places called Nevada, IA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Nevada is 42.022N. The longitude is -93.452W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,676.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nevada demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Story County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ames area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50201 ZIP code.
32% of Nevada residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nevada ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nevada was $20,392, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Nevada residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Nevada, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.
Libraries in Nevada include Nevada Public Library ... View libraries
Story County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nevada political report.
The average commute time for Nevada workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Nevada include Super 8 Motel.
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