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Welcome to Elko ...

The city of Elko is located in Elko County<1> and is the County Seat for Elko County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elko has a population of 20,491 people<2> (see below for details).

Elko was established in 1868.

The community of Elko is 5,110 feet [1,558 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Elko is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Elko lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elko lies within the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for Elko: 89801<4>

Websites for Elko ...

Official Website:   www.ci.elko.nv.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.elkonevada.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elko had an population of 20,491 people. This is an increase of 11.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elko had a population of 18,297 people (which is 37.48% of the total population of Elko County). This makes Elko the county's most populous community.

The population of Elko represents 0.68% of the total population of Nevada (which has 2,700,551 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,297 people, the population of Elko increased 9.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,708 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elko.

Communities Also Named Elko ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Elko - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elko.

Communities near Elko ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elko.

  • Carlin (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlin
    • Carlin lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Elko and is located in Elko County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,281 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlin<6>
  • Coin (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coin
    • Coin was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Elko and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hunter (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Elko and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Moleen (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moleen
    • Moleen lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Elko and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moleen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moleen
  • Spring Creek (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Fort Halleck (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Halleck
    • Fort Halleck was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Elko and is located in Elko County
  • Lamoille (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Halleck (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halleck
    • Halleck was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Elko and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halleck have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bullion (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullion
    • Bullion was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Elko and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullion have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Palisade (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisade
    • Palisade was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Elko and is located in Eureka County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elko. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elko.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elko. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elko.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elko. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elko.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elko ...

Looking for more information about Elko? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elko, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elko.

Adding Elko to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elko in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elko was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).

We also found Elko in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elko on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for Elko: www.ci.elko.nv.us/

The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Elko, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elko.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elko - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elko). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elko or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elko) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elko. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElkoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elko. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8387, Longitude: -115.7710    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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