Winnemucca, NV


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Winnemucca is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 7,887 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Winnemucca is the 17th largest community in Nevada.

When you are in Winnemucca, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.85% of Winnemucca’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Winnemucca is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winnemucca who work in office and administrative support (16.55%), sales jobs (9.54%), and food service (6.90%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Winnemucca has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

In Winnemucca, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Winnemucca is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Winnemucca is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.40% of adults 25 and older in Winnemucca have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winnemucca in 2010 was $31,601, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,404 for a family of four. However, Winnemucca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winnemucca is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Winnemucca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winnemucca residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Winnemucca also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winnemucca include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Winnemucca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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