Elko County has highest state median income | NevadaAppeal.com

Elko County has highest state median income

Associated Press

ELKO ” New statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Elko County has the highest median family income in Nevada, thanks to the mining industry.

According to estimates gathered between 2005 and 2007 in counties with populations of 20,000 or more, the median family income in Elko County was more than $70,000.

Nationally, Elko ranked 196th in median family income.

The census bureau estimates about one in four Elko County workers has a job in natural resources, including agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting and mining.

It’s the third highest percentage in that category in the country, trailing only Colusa County, Calif., and Jerome County, Idaho.