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A+ Elko Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Elko Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Nevada
1033% more expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Elko cost of living
D Elko Crime Total crime is 13% higher than Nevada
Total crime
3,58530% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2830% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-17%Year over year crime is down
Elko crime
C+ Elko Employment Household income is 45% higher than Nevada
Median household income
$76,82639% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,8767% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%20% lower than the US average
Elko employment
F Elko Housing Home value is 12% higher than Nevada
Median home value
$215,10016% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9743% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Elko real estate or Elko rentals
D Elko Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Nevada
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Elko K-12 schools or Elko colleges

Living in Elko, NV

Elko is a mid-sized city located in the state of Nevada. The city has a population of 20,078 people. According to the most recent Census, 88% of Elko residents are White, 3% American Indian and Alaskan and 2% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Elko are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 15% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Elko residents is 31. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 49% with kids under the age of 18, Elko could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Elko, Nevada could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Elko, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather and more.

Elko, NV receives 66/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #67 in Nevada and #16,826 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Elko has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+). On a less positive note, Elko does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), weather (D-), education (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Elko on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Elko real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Elko. Median real estate prices in Elko come in at $215,100, which is 12.3% higher than the Nevada average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Elko, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 22.2% lower than the Nevada average.

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I've lived in Elko, Nevada for about three years. If you are anything like me and like small towns and wide-open spaces, this is a great place to live. Admittedly, there isn't a ton to do in town, the nightlife isn’t huge. However, there are a handful of local restaurants that are local hot spots; there is also a number of fast food restaurants.

In Elko, we enjoy all four seasons. During the winter we get a good amount of snow and are able to enjoy various snow activities. Come spring, the temperatures warm up a little and we can joy being outside as the flowers and trees begin to bloom. Summers are warm enough to enjoy swimming and other outside activities but are not unbearably hot. Fall, my personal favorite, are majestic in Elko. All the trees begin changing and looking up into the Ruby Mountains you are able to see all the different colors associated with fall.

One thing of the things I enjoy most about Elko is that we are right in the middle between Reno, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah. Both of these cities offer anything one could possibly need without having to drive an obscene distance.
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