Crystal Bay, Nevada

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Crystal Bay, Nevada
Entering Crystal Bay via SR 28 from Kings Beach, California
Entering Crystal Bay via SR 28 from Kings Beach, California
Location of Crystal Bay, Nevada
Location of Crystal Bay, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°13′40″N 120°0′16″W / 39.22778°N 120.00444°W / 39.22778; -120.00444Coordinates: 39°13′40″N 120°0′16″W / 39.22778°N 120.00444°W / 39.22778; -120.00444
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation
6,400 ft (2,000 m)
Population
 • Total305
 • Density390/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code32-16700

Crystal Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The population was 305 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the RenoSparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. Prior to 2010, it was listed by the U.S. Census Bureau within the Incline Village–Crystal Bay CDP.

Geography[edit]

Aerial view from the south of Crystal Bay, the road to Truckee Airport, with Prosser Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir and Stampede Reservoir in the distance

Elevation ranges from 6,229 feet (1,899 m) on the shore of Lake Tahoe to over 6,800 feet (2,100 m) above sea level.[2] The CDP is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, adjacent to the California state line.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), of which 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 42.12%, is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Incline Village–Crystal Bay, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 39.4
(4.1)
40.6
(4.8)
44.2
(6.8)
49.3
(9.6)
58.1
(14.5)
65.7
(18.7)
73.2
(22.9)
73.4
(23.0)
68.4
(20.2)
59.7
(15.4)
49.5
(9.7)
42.1
(5.6)
55.3
(12.9)
Average low °F (°C) 20.5
(−6.4)
23.7
(−4.6)
28.9
(−1.7)
36.3
(2.4)
41
(5.0)
47.7
(8.7)
54.1
(12.3)
54
(12.2)
47.3
(8.5)
42.6
(5.9)
30.6
(−0.8)
22.3
(−5.4)
37.4
(3)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.95
(74.93)
3.1937
(81.12)
2.4756
(62.88)
1.378
(35.00)
1.798
(45.67)
1.0346
(26.28)
0.3736
(9.49)
0.6035
(15.33)
0.9654
(24.52)
2.1406
(54.37)
3.2197
(81.78)
2.9626
(75.25)
23.0953
(586.62)
Source: National Weather Service

Education[edit]

The region is served by the Washoe County School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Crystal Bay CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey, Kings Beach 7.5-minute quadrangle, 2012