Elko County is located in the northeast corner of Nevada. The County Seat is Elko and the largest city is Elko. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.elkocountynv.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,766 and the 2010 census population was 48,942. The land area is 17,169.83 square miles and there are 2.8 persons per square mile.
89% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 23.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $184,300, there are 17,599 households, an average of 2.80 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,358, the median household income is $70,238, and 8.8% of the persons in Elko County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,947. Retail sales (in $1000) were $791,435, and sales per capita were $16,842. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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