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 County Created March 5, 1869
 2013 Population   53,384
 Housing Units 19,624
 Median Income $70,411
 Sales Tax Rate $ .0685
 Landscape High desert with mountain vistas filled with wildlife and four distinct seasons
 Elevation Lowest elevation is 5,100 feet
 Size                            17,181 square miles or just about 11,000,000 acres
 Public Lands Just over 72% of land in Elko County is owned by the federal government
 Land Mass 4th largest county in the continental United States
 Roads There are 1,123.62 miles of County maintained roads
 Largest Employers Barrick Goldstrike, Elko County School District, West Wendover Casinos, Great Basin College, Elko County, Red Lion Inn and Casino, and Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
 Mining Majority of miners live in Elko County with larger mines located outside the county borders