Sandy Valley, Nevada

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Sandy Valley, Nevada
Sandy Valley view 2.jpg
Location of Sandy Valley in Clark County, Nevada
Location of Sandy Valley in Clark County, Nevada
Coordinates: 35°49′44″N 115°39′7″W / 35.82889°N 115.65194°W / 35.82889; -115.65194Coordinates: 35°49′44″N 115°39′7″W / 35.82889°N 115.65194°W / 35.82889; -115.65194
Country United States
State Nevada
 • Total 56.0 sq mi (145.1 km2)
 • Land 56.0 sq mi (145.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,641 ft (805 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,051
 • Density 36.6/sq mi (14.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89019
Area code(s) 702
FIPS code 32-64600
GNIS feature ID 0854717

Sandy Valley is an unincorporated town which is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Mesquite Valley in west-central Clark County, Nevada, United States. Sandy Valley has variant name of Sandy, Nevada.[1] The population was 2,051 at the 2010 census. Sandy Valley is bordered on the East by the southern extension of the Spring Mountains and on the west by the California state line. Sandy Valley began in the 19th century as the five mining communities of Kingston, Sandy, Ripley, Mesquite, and Platina. It is roughly a forty-five mile drive from Las Vegas.

Residents of the community have telephone numbers in the format (702) 723-xxxx. The ZIP code for this area is 89019.

Residents of the neighboring areas of the Mesquite Valley in California have telephone numbers in the format (760) 657-xxxx.

Sky Ranch Estates Airport (FAA Identifier: 3L2), is the local general aviation field.[2] The airfield is located on the Nevada side of both the Von Schmidt Line 1873 (state line) and the present-day state line. A BLM Runway runs parallel to the state line and is located between the 1873 Von Schmidt state line and the current state line. The intersection of the two runways is at 35°47′40″N 115°37′42″W / 35.79444°N 115.62833°W / 35.79444; -115.62833.[3] On some maps the airport is incorrectly plotted near the intersection of Kingston Road and Quartz Avenue.


Sandy Valley is located at 35°49′44″N 115°39′7″W / 35.82889°N 115.65194°W / 35.82889; -115.65194 (35.828999, -115.651943).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.0 square miles (145 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 2,051 people and 1,024 households in the CDP. The population density was 32.2 people per square mile (12.4/km²). There were 811 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.57% White, 1.39% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.72% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.49% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,663, and the median income for a family was $46,389. Males had a median income of $37,000 versus $26,074 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,439. About 9.0% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2007 Clark County estimated the population at 2,099 [6] up from 1,974[7] in 2006


Clark County School District serves Sandy Valley.

Residents are zoned to Sandy Valley School (K-12).[8][9][10]


  1. ^ US Geological Survey, National Geographic Names Database.
  2. ^ US Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Special Federal Aviation Regulations, SFAR number 61 to Part 91, Section 2.
  3. ^ US Geological Survey, Shenandoah Peak, Nevada, 7.5 minute quadrangle, 1985.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Clark County, Nevada planning study, (PDF file, 16KB)
  7. ^ Clark County, Nevada planning study, (PDF file, 16KB).
  8. ^
  9. ^ "2008-09 Middle School - Northern Attendance Boundaries." Clark County School District. Accessed September 28, 2008.
  10. ^ "2008-09 High School - Southern Attendance Boundaries." Clark County School District. Accessed September 28, 2008.

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