Elko, Nevada micropolitan area

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Elko μSA: Eureka (SW) & Elko (NE) counties

The Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area is a two county (Elko, Eureka) Nevada statistical area of 21,383 sq mi (55,380 km2). The area includes portions of the Humboldt River Basin (~9,000 sq mi), the Snake River Basin (6,800), and the Central Nevada Desert Basins subregion (5,500).

Thomas Peak view
Panorama of Spring Creek (left) and Elko (right), the two largest communities within the Elko micropolitan area


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 46,942 people (48,594 as of the 2010 Census),[2] and in 2000 there were 16,304 households, and 11,933 families residing within the μSA. The racial makeup of the μSA was 82.30% White, 0.58% African American, 5.17% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 8.35% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.37% of the population.

The median income for a household in the USA was $44,900, and the median income for a family was $50,822. Males had a median income of $43,245 versus $24,827 for females. The per capita income for the μSA was $18,556.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2010-03-24.