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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Elko Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    261
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    125
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    696
    500
  • Theft
    1,909
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    276
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,826
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Elko Reviews

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Elko is a secluded small town where one can enjoy quiet living. Salt Lake is the nearest city being around three hours by car. Being as quiet as it is, for young people, public education is not optimal. For young adults, job opportunities are low. And for the elderly, healthcare standards are minimal due to little urgency and accessibility. Good things about Elko include emphasis on physical activity, a sense of community, and peaceful living. Nevertheless, it is still somewhere that I do not recommend obtaining permanent residence.
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I love my home community and have an abundant life here! The Ruby Mountains are so close and such a wonderful place to explore during all seasons. The rural feel still exists, but there are plenty of local amenities to meet various needs.
I am not very fond of Elko.

If you love restaurants, Elko is not the place to be. There are a few casual restaurants and fast food joints. There is not a big variety and you will soon get bored with the choices.

If you like fun, Elko is not for you. The city council refuses to bring in new, fun attractions or restaurants because they believe something new will "hurt" the other establishments...coincidentally, most of the council board members own many of the local businesses...

It is a well-known fact that there are only four things to really do in town: drink, gamble, drugs and sex. There are multiple small-scale casinos and bars, three legal brothels, and a rampant drug problem.

If you are into this, you might feel at home in Elko. Otherwise, I would advise you to keep on going.