Introduction to Fallon, Nevada

Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill county, is 52 miles E of Sparks, Nevada (center to center) and 158 miles E of Sacramento, California.

Fallon History

Fallon, which was initially a 'dusty crossroad' between Stillwater and St. Clair, was referred to as 'Jim's Town' by the local natives. Mike and Eliza Fallon, who owned a ranch house, established a post office in 1896. After the Reclamation Act of 1902, the ranch house was sold to Warren W. Williams who arranged for the land to be platted and also named the central street of Fallon after Maine, his native state. Fallon became the county seat of Churchill in 1903, and the city was officially incorporated in 1908.

Fallon and Nearby Attractions

  • Churchill County Museum
  • Lahontan State Recreation Area
  • Top Gun Speedway
  • Belmont Courthouse State Historic Site
  • Hidden Cave
  • Oats Park Art Center

Things To Do In Fallon

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Lahontan State Recreational Area, and Grimes Point are several popular destinations near Fallon. Opportunities to play golf are available at Fallon Golf Course. Popular historical sites nearby include the Mormon Station State Historical Park and Fort Churchill State Historical Park. Festivals celebrated by the community are the Spring Wings Bird Festival in May, Fallon Goat Days in September, and the Cantaloupe Festival in August.

Fallon Transportation

Flights are available from Reno/ Tahoe International Airport.

Fallon Higher Education

The colleges close to Fallon are Western Nevada Community College, Sierra College, University of Nevada - Reno, and Truckee Meadows Community College.


Total Population 8,442
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,363
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 38%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $43,182
% Above Poverty Level 76.3%
% Below Poverty Level 23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $852
Median House Value $123,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.4%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fallon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles E of Sparks, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles E of Sacramento, California
County Churchill
Standard Zip Codes 89406
P.O. Box Zip Codes 89407
Company Zip Codes 89496
Phone Area Codes 775
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.473
Longitude -118.776

Fallon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 45 F
Apr Temp 34 to 66 F
Jul Temp 53 to 92 F
Oct Temp 33 to 70 F
Annual Precip 5.3 inches
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 46 F
Apr Temp 34 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 92 F
Oct Temp 34 to 71 F
Annual Precip 6 inches
Distance 38.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 55 to 92 F
Oct Temp 36 to 70 F
Annual Precip 5.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fallon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carroll Station (89406)

Cold Spring (89406)

Dixie Valley (89406)

Fallon Colony (89406)

Frenchman (89406)

Middlegate (89406)

Peterson (89406)

Ragtown (89406)

Salt Wells (89406)

Stillwater (89406)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Fallon Public Libraries

Churchill County Library
Fallon, Nevada
(775) 423-7581
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Fallon Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(775) 423-3151
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fallon High Schools

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Serves 1,347 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

A Charter School.
Serves 53 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

A Non-traditional School

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