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Living In Elko, NV

Elko is a small city in Nevada with a population of approximately 20,000. With an average age of just over 34, the city's residents skew decidedly younger than most cities in Nevada, ranking as the ninth-youngest municipality in the state. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 65% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $986/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Elko will save around $1,200 compared to the state average.

There are three primary industries in Elko: agriculture, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in construction, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just under $85K, Elko workers bring in about $16,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Among residents over the age of 25 in Elko, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Elko residents are well aware that getting to work takes some patience. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 37% of workers, while public transit is used by just 8% of the population. Not many commuters walk to work.

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