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Eureka County Administration
According to the 2000 census there are 961 year-round housing units in Eureka County, the majority of which are owner occupied.
 

Housing Composition (2000)

Housing Occupancy

Total housing units*

Occupied housing units

   by owner
   by renter

Average household size
Number & Percent

1,025  100.0%

  666   65.0%

  491    73.7%
  175    26.3%

  2.48
*A housing unit is a house, an apartment, or a group of rooms or a single room occupied as a separate living quarter.

   It should be noted that the Eureka County assessor reports 920 housing units on the tax rolls, consisting of 236 single-family homes, 28 duplexes, 4 four-plexes,and 640 mobile homes. According to the assessor, there are only about 20 vacant units 5 in the north and 15 in the south, primarily near the Town of Eureka. Vacancy rates can increase or decrease with swings in the local economy (e.g., mining).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov Eureka County, Impact Assessment Report on Proposed Shipments of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste through Eureka County, Nevada


Housing Inventory

Two-thirds of the housing stock in Eureka County is comprised of mobile homes. This is unlikely to change in the future. Reliance upon mobile homes in many rural areas, particularly Eureka County, is due The Historic Colanade Hotel to a number of factors including affordability for retirees and young families, lack of available mortgage financing, and the demand for short-term housing options associated with mining activity.

Other factors contributing to mobile home use include the lack of a stable housing market, a general lack of available housing, the cost to construct a new home relative to the price of existing homes, and demographic characteristics.

Eureka County can anticipate that mobile home use is likely to continue at levels consistent with those shown below:
Type of Housing Units -- 1997
Type of Housing

Single family detached
Single family attached
Multi-family
Mobile homes
Ag. Residential

Total
Number and % of total

159  or  16.6%
28  or  2.9%
16  or  1.7%
633  or  66.1%
122  or  12.7%

958

Selected Demographics -- 2000
Households Occupied By:

One person
Two persons
Three persons
Four persons
Five or more persons

Age of householder

15 to 24 years
25 to 34 years
35 to 44 years
45 to 54 years
55 to 64 years
65 years and over
Number

194
219
102
82
69

Percent

11
92
158
145
116
144
Percent

29.1
32.9
15.3
12.3
10.4

Number

1.7%
13.8%
23.7%
21.8%
17.4%
21.6%

Race of householder

White
Black or African American
American Indian
Asian
Some other race
Two or more races

Hispanic or Latino
(of any race)
Number

606
4
12
5
24
15


48
Percent

91%
0.6%
1.8%
0.8%
3.6%
2.3%


7.2%
Financial Information

Median household money income for 1997 model-based estimate was $45,572
Median value/owner occupied (1990)was $54,600
Median monthly cash rent (1990) was $293

Source: U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov




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