Mount Charleston, Nevada

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Mount Charleston, Nevada
Unincorporated town
MountCharlestonNVhomes.JPG
Location of Mount Charleston in Clark County, Nevada
Location of Mount Charleston in Clark County, Nevada
Coordinates: 36°15′29″N 115°38′6″W / 36.25806°N 115.63500°W / 36.25806; -115.63500Coordinates: 36°15′29″N 115°38′6″W / 36.25806°N 115.63500°W / 36.25806; -115.63500
Country United States
State Nevada
Area
 • Total 29.4 sq mi (76.0 km2)
 • Land 29.4 sq mi (76.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 7,510 ft (2,289 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 357
 • Density 9.7/sq mi (3.8/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89124
Area code(s) 702
FIPS code 32-49310
GNIS feature ID 0859202
Website Mount Charleston Town Advisory Board

Mount Charleston is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 357 at the 2010 census.[1]

Named for Mount Charleston, the highest point in the area, the town is in a valley of the Spring Mountains to the northwest of Las Vegas, noted for its hiking trails, and for the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel. At an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, temperatures are much lower than in Las Vegas, which has an elevation of about 2,000 feet, making it a popular place for Las Vegans to escape the heat. The mean high temperature is 20.4 degrees cooler than in Las Vegas.

Geography[edit]

A view of Mt. Charleston

According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place (CDP) of Mount Charleston (which may not coincide exactly with the town boundaries) has a total area of 29.4 square miles (76 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 285 people, 133 households, and 80 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 9.7 people per square mile (3.7/km²). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 12.3 per square mile (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.54% White, 1.05% African American, 0.35% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 45.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 119.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $63,125, and the median income for a family was $67,625. Males had a median income of $75,471 versus $35,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $38,821. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

A view of some homes in Mt. Charleston.

Transportation[edit]

Access to the community is from State Route 156 and State Route 157.

Popular culture[edit]

Mt. Charleston, complete with the Mt. Charleston Lodge, appears in the 2010 game Fallout: New Vegas, as a village called "Jacobstown" and is inhabited by friendly Super Mutants and Nightkin.

Climate[edit]

Mount Charleston has a humid continental climate (Dfb) with cold and very snowy winters and warm summers with frequent rain.

Climate data for Mount Charleston Lodge, Nevada. (Elevation 7,420ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21)
69
(21)
73
(23)
79
(26)
86
(30)
93
(34)
98
(37)
93
(34)
90
(32)
83
(28)
79
(26)
69
(21)
98
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 44.0
(6.7)
43.4
(6.3)
48.8
(9.3)
54.8
(12.7)
64.4
(18)
74.1
(23.4)
79.4
(26.3)
78.2
(25.7)
71.7
(22.1)
61.4
(16.3)
51.6
(10.9)
44.3
(6.8)
59.7
(15.4)
Average low °F (°C) 19.2
(−7.1)
19.8
(−6.8)
23.5
(−4.7)
28.2
(−2.1)
36.4
(2.4)
44.1
(6.7)
52.0
(11.1)
50.6
(10.3)
43.5
(6.4)
34.5
(1.4)
26.0
(−3.3)
19.4
(−7)
33.1
(0.6)
Record low °F (°C) −11
(−24)
−15
(−26)
1
(−17)
7
(−14)
16
(−9)
17
(−8)
31
(−1)
30
(−1)
17
(−8)
9
(−13)
1
(−17)
−18
(−28)
−18
(−28)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.83
(71.9)
3.51
(89.2)
1.92
(48.8)
1.23
(31.2)
0.70
(17.8)
0.29
(7.4)
2.13
(54.1)
1.89
(48)
1.69
(42.9)
1.96
(49.8)
1.31
(33.3)
3.61
(91.7)
23.09
(586.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 18.2
(46.2)
29.3
(74.4)
13.2
(33.5)
8.3
(21.1)
1.0
(2.5)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.6
(4.1)
5.2
(13.2)
20.0
(50.8)
97.1
(246.6)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Mount Charleston CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 

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