Elko is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 20,564 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Elko is the tenth largest community in Nevada.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elko is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elko is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elko who work in office and administrative support (10.24%), management occupations (8.34%), and sales jobs (8.02%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Elko is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Elko area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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. 18.63% of adults 25 and older in Elko have a college degree.
The per capita income in Elko in 2018 was $35,614, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,456 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 27.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elko include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elko is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.