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Elko
  • Town in Nevada

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Elko is a town in Nevada with a population of 20,396. Elko is in Elko County. Living in Elko offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elko there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Elko and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elko are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    275.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    24.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    91.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    87
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    608.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,937.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    396.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  11%

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