Elko is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 20,756 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Elko is the tenth largest community in Nevada.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Elko use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Elko‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Elko citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.10% of adults 25 and older in Elko have a college degree.
The per capita income in Elko in 2018 was $36,406, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,624 for a family of four. However, Elko contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elko is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elko home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elko residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Elko also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elko include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Elko is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.