Gardnerville, Nevada

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Gardnerville, Nevada
CDP
Downtown Gardnerville
Downtown Gardnerville
Location of Gardnerville, Nevada
Location of Gardnerville, Nevada
Coordinates: 38°56′27″N 119°44′37″W / 38.94083°N 119.74361°W / 38.94083; -119.74361Coordinates: 38°56′27″N 119°44′37″W / 38.94083°N 119.74361°W / 38.94083; -119.74361
Country United States
State Nevada
Area
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,751 ft (1,448 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,656
 • Density 699.9/sq mi (270.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89410, 89460
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-26300
GNIS feature ID 0859798
Reference No. 129

Gardnerville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the county seat of Minden. The population was 5,656 at the 2010 census.

U.S. Route 395 runs through the center of Gardnerville. State Route 207, known as Kingsbury Grade, connects Gardnerville to Stateline and U.S. Route 50.

Geography[edit]

Gardnerville is located at 38°56′27″N 119°44′37″W / 38.94083°N 119.74361°W / 38.94083; -119.74361 (38.940932, -119.743509).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,357 people, 1,473 households, and 870 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 699.9 people per square mile (270.0/km²). There were 1,556 housing units at an average density of 324.4 per square mile (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.93% White, 0.45% African American, 1.07% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 5.30% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.83% of the population. The ethnic makeup of the town has most likely been affected by the fact that it is a former "sundown town", where non-White families were forced out after sunset; a whistle was blown at 6 p.m. daily alerting Native Americans to leave by sundown. (Loewen 2005, p. 23)

There were 1,473 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,204, and the median income for a family was $46,154. Males had a median income of $34,769 versus $29,550 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,670. About 12.1% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Newspapers & Media[edit]

Carson Valley Times

The Record-Courier

Notable residents[edit]

Films shot in Gardnerville, Nevada[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Loewen, James W. (2005). Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. New Press. ISBN 1-56584-887-X.

Climate[edit]

Area has a Köppen Climate Classification of Csb, which is a dry-summer subtropical climate often referred to as "Mediterranean".[5]

Climate data for Gardnerville, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
11
(51)
14
(57)
18
(64)
23
(73)
28
(82)
33
(91)
32
(89)
28
(82)
21
(70)
13
(56)
8
(47)
19.7
(67.3)
Average low °C (°F) −8
(17)
−6
(22)
−4
(25)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
6
(43)
9
(48)
8
(46)
4
(39)
−1
(30)
−5
(23)
−8
(18)
−0.2
(31.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 41
(1.6)
30
(1.2)
20
(0.8)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
10
(0.4)
8
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
23
(0.9)
36
(1.4)
223
(8.7)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Catalano, Grace (1991). Fred Savage : totally awesome. New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553288582. "Locations during the first two weeks included the rural Nevada cities of Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, Hazen, Dayton, and Lake Tahoe." 
  4. ^ "Wild is the Wind". National Wool Grower 48. 1958. "Many of the scenes in this picture were shot at the Wallace Park Ranch in Garnerville, Nevada..." 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Gardnerville, Nevada
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 21, 2013.

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