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Encyclopedia > Carson City, Nevada
Carson City, Nevada
Seal of Carson City, Nevada
Flag
Seal
Motto: Proud of its Past...Confident of its Future
Location of Carson City, Nevada
Location in Nevada
Founded 1858
Incorporated
County Independent City
Borough {{{borough}}}
Parrish {{{parrish}}}
Mayor Marv Teixeira
Area
 - Total
 - Water

403.2 km² (155.7 mi²)
31.9 km² (12.3 mi²) 7.91% 
Population
 - City (2000)
 - Density
 - Metropolitan

52,457
141/km² 
n/a 
Time zone Pacific (UTC –8)
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
39.1609° N 119.7539° W
Website: www.carson-city.nv.us

Carson City is the capital of the state of Nevada in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, its population is 52,457. Carson City is now an independent city, not part of any county. Image File history File links Flag of Carson City, Nevada File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Seal of Carson City, Nevada This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Tom is short for Thomas). ... Overview map of Nevada showing county File links The following pages link to this file: Carson City, Nevada Categories: GFDL images ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ...


Like many towns in Nevada, Carson City was founded in the boom days of mining -- in the case of Carson City, silver mining. It was the county seat of the former (1861-1969) Ormsby County, and was named for explorer Kit Carson. General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Ormsby County was a county of Nevada from 1861 until 1969. ... Kit Carson Kit Carson (December 24, 1809–May 23, 1868), born Christopher Houston Carson, was an American frontiersman. ...


Carson City is one of only five state capitals not served by an interstate highway. Dover, Delaware; Jefferson City, Missouri; Juneau, Alaska; and Pierre, South Dakota are the other four state capitals with this distinction. This will soon change however, as Interstate 580, currently under construction, will eventually loop around the city and end near US 50 to the south. Motto: Nickname: The State Capital since 1777 Location in Delaware Founded 1683 Incorporated 1717 County Kent County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Stephen R. Speed Area  - Total  - Water 58. ... The capitol building on a sunny day. ... Juneau redirects here. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1880   County Hughes County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Dennis Eisnach Area  - Total  - Water 33. ... Interstate 580 is the designation for two tertiary interstate highway routes, spurring from Interstate 80. ... United States Highway 50 is an east-west United States highway. ...


The largest nearby city to Carson City is Reno, about 30 miles to the north. City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ...

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Geography

Carson City is located at 39°9'39" North, 119°45'14" West (39.160949, -119.753877)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, Carson City has a total area of 403.2 km² (155.7 mi²). 371.3 km² (143.4 mi²) of it is land and 31.9 km² (12.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.91% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

Capitol Building, 1870
Capitol Building, 1870

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 52,457 people, 20,171 households, and 13,252 families residing in the city. The population density is 141/km² (366/mi²). There are 21,283 housing units at an average density of 57/km² (148/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.30% White, 1.80% Black or African American, 2.40% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 6.46% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. 14.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Download high resolution version (531x786, 206 KB)photoby Violet V. Hill Carson City, Nevada File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (531x786, 206 KB)photoby Violet V. Hill Carson City, Nevada File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 20,171 households, out of which 29.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% are non-families. 27.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.97. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


The city's age distribution is: 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 106.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.20 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $41,809, and the median income for a family is $49,570. Males have a median income of $35,296 versus $27,418 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,943. 10.00% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.70% of those under the age of 18 and 5.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is in Carson City, Nevada and Boulder City, Nevada. ...

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Nevada Flag of Nevada
Regions: Great Basin | Mojave Desert | Lake Tahoe | Las Vegas Valley
Largest cities: Carson City (capital) | Henderson | Las Vegas | North Las Vegas | Reno | Sparks
Counties: Churchill | Clark | Douglas | Elko | Esmeralda | Eureka | Humboldt | Lander | Lincoln | Lyon | Mineral | Nye | Pershing | Storey | Washoe | White Pine
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Mojave Desert The Mojave Desert (Mojave is used for the desert while Mohave is used for the native people of the desert. ... Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, on the border between California and Nevada, with approximately two-thirds of the shoreline in California. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, better known as the Las Vegas Valley, is a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin that is part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... Henderson is the fastest-growing large city (over 150,000 pop. ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Motto: Official website: http://www. ... North Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County, Nevada. ... City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ... Sparks is a city located in Washoe County, Nevada. ... Nevada has 16 counties and one independent city. ... Churchill County is a county located in the southwestern U.S. state of Nevada. ... Location in the state of Nevada Formed February 5, 1908 Seat Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Water 20,955 km² (8,091 mi²) 467 km² (180 mi²) 2. ... Douglas County is a county located in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada. ... Elko County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Location in the state of Nevada Formed 1861 Seat Goldfield Area  - Total  - Water 9,295 km² (3,589 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Eureka County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Humboldt County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Lander County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Lyon County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Mineral County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Nye County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... 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Encyclopedia: Carson City, Nevada (1148 words)
Carson City is the capital of the state of Nevada in the United States of America.
Carson City was soon designated both the territorial capital and county seat of the new Ormsby County.
Carson City was selected as the state capital at the constitutional convention and has retained that honor to the present day.
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