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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,410
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+3,562
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,560
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,597

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,453
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$832
Median House Value$133,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.8%
German18.2%
Irish14.2%
English13.4%
Italian7.3%
Scottish3%
African2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Norwegian1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Polish1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Russian0.9%
Basque0.8%
Czech0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Australian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Fallon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Churchill County
Standard Zip Codes89406
P.O. Box Zip Codes89407
Company Zip Codes89496
Phone Area Codes775
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.5
Approximate Longitude-118.29

Fallon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFALLON EXPERIMENT STN
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 45 F
Apr Temp34 to 66 F
Jul Temp53 to 92 F
Oct Temp33 to 70 F
Annual Precip5.3 inches
StationWADSWORTH 4 N
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 46 F
Apr Temp34 to 66 F
Jul Temp55 to 92 F
Oct Temp34 to 71 F
Annual Precip6 inches
StationYERINGTON
Distance38.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 46 F
Apr Temp36 to 67 F
Jul Temp55 to 92 F
Oct Temp36 to 70 F
Annual Precip5.3 inches

Fallon Public Libraries

Churchill County Library
553 S MAINE STREET
Fallon, Nevada
(775) 423-7581

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Fallon Hospitals

Banner Churchill Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
801 East Williams Avenue
(775) 423-3151

Fallon Public Schools

Churchill County High School
1222 South Taylor St
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-2181
High
Total Enrollment 1202
Churchill County Middle School
650 South Maine St
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-7701
Middle
Total Enrollment 748
E C Best Elementary School
750 East Williams Avenue
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-3159
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Lahontan Elementary School
1099 Merton Drive
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-1999
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Northside Early Learning Center
340 Venturacci Lane
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-3463
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Numa Elementary
601 Discovery Drive
ZIP: 89406
(775) 428-1996
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Oasis Academy
920 West Williams Ave Ste 100
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-5437
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
West End Elementary School
280 South Russell Street
ZIP: 89406
(775) 423-2187

Fallon Private Schools

Fallon Seventh-day Adventist School
380 E Front St
ZIP: 89406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Logos Christian Academy
665 Sheckler Rd
ZIP: 89406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Rock Of Ages Baptist Academy
1445 Lucas Rd
ZIP: 89406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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