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Overview

Introduction to Reno

Reno, Nevada is known as the "Biggest Little City in the World" and is famous for its casinos and for being the birthplace of Harrah’s Entertainment, one of the largest gaming corporations in the world. It is also the headquarters for International Game Technology, which is responsible for manufacturing a majority of the world’s slot machines. European pioneers settled in Reno in the 1850s, and the discovery of silver in the area led to a boom of epic proportions. The mining boom declined in the early 20th century, and casino gambling was legalized in 1931.

Reno Culture

Despite its reputation as a casino haven, Reno also has a thriving arts community. The Nevada Museum of Art allows visitors to engage and enjoy a range of art, and the Art District in downtown Reno has a wide array of coffeehouses, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Stremmel Gallery houses the area’s best in contemporary paintings, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture. Ancient rock art sites and walking tours provided by the Historic Reno Preservation Society capture the spirit of the West that is still embodied in contemporary Reno culture. The award-winning Nothing To It Culinary Center offers cooking classes and other hands-on culinary adventures. Reno’s performing arts companies include the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Nevada Opera, the Broadway Comes to Reno series, and many community theaters.

Reno Sports and Leisure

Reno has a large number of gyms and fitness facilities where members can enjoy basketball, racquetball, swimming, or consulting with a personal trainer. Golf is huge here, and Reno has world-class courses like PGA Tour host Montreux Golf and Country Club. Reno has the National Bowling Stadium, which is a destination for any bowling enthusiast. The Stadium was the site of the final bowling showdown scenes in the movie "Kingpin." Ballooning is a popular sport in Reno, and the Great Balloon Race is held here every September. Recreational vehicles are also popular in the area, allowing people to explore northern Nevada.

Reno Outdoors

The Reno area has a variety of outdoor experiences for different outdoor tastes. There are many places to take a leisurely Sunday drive and take in the sights. There are places to walk along old wooden sidewalks in an original Comstock silver rush town. Wild horses roam in the hills and alpine lakes are abundant. There are fifteen ski resorts within an hour’s drive of Reno, and they offer something for the beginner and the advanced extreme thrill seeker. Reno’s parks give people the chance to walk next to a river or picnic with family and friends. Cyclists, divers, climbers, hikers, hunters, horseback riders, and fishermen will all find plenty to do in Northern Nevada.

Reno at Night

Nightlife is the name of the game in Reno. There are more nocturnal adventures to be had here than in most larger cities. Gaming is huge, from conventional reel slot machines to the new multi-coin, multi-game videos. Blackjack, poker, and keno slot machines are everywhere. Table games are also abundant, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, baccarat, and pai gow. For those not in the mood for gambling, there are numerous showrooms that offer headliner celebrity entertainment, R&B sessions, golden oldie revues, rock concerts, country-western shows, and comedy. There is world-class dining and many hot nightclubs as well.

Demographics

People

Total Population237,121
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+115,080
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,153
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,955
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,393

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,830
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$872
Median House Value$235,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.6%
German13.4%
Irish11.7%
English8.6%
Italian6.2%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.3%
Norwegian1.9%
Polish1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Portuguese1.1%
Danishn0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Czech0.4%
Basque0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
African0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Reno Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washoe County
Standard Zip Codes89501, 89502, 89503, 89506, 89508, 89509, 89510, 89511, 89512, 89519, 89523, 89521
P.O. Box Zip Codes89504, 89505, 89507, 89513, 89515, 89520, 89533, 89570
Company Zip Codes89555, 89557, 89595, 89599
Phone Area Codes775
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.52
Approximate Longitude-119.81

Reno Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRENO CANNON INTL AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp33 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 91 F
Oct Temp34 to 70 F
Annual Precip7.4 inches
StationSTEAD
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 43 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp54 to 87 F
Oct Temp35 to 66 F
Annual Precip10.4 inches
StationVIRGINIA CITY
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Sparks94,718$64,699

Reno Public Libraries

Washoe County Library System
301 S. CENTER ST.
Reno, Nevada
(775) 327-8341

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Reno Hospitals

Va Sierra Nevada Health Care System
(Government - Federal)
975 Kirman Ave
Tahoe Pacific Hospitals - Meadows
(Proprietary)
10101 Double R Boulevard
(775) 331-1044
Renown South Meadows Medical Center
(Non-profit)
10101 Double R Boulevard
(775) 982-7000
Renown Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1155 Mill Street
(775) 982-4100
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
235 West Sixth Street
(775) 770-3000
Willow Springs Center
(Proprietary)
690 Edison Way
(775) 858-3303
Renown Rehabilitation Hospital
(Non-profit)
1495 Mill Street
(775) 982-3500
Bhc West Hills Hospital
(Proprietary)
1240 East Ninth Street
(775) 789-4264

Reno Public Schools

Honors Academy Of Literature
195 N. Arlington Ave.
ZIP: 89501
(775) 737-4084
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
I Can Do Anything Charter High School
1195 Corporate Blvd Suite C
ZIP: 89502
(775) 857-1544
High
Total Enrollment 210
Echo Loder Elementary School
600 Apple Street
ZIP: 89502
(775) 689-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Washoe Inspire Academy
1155 Corporate Blvd
ZIP: 89502
(775) 857-3181
Other
Total Enrollment 84
Earl Wooster High School
1331 E Plumb Lane
ZIP: 89502
(775) 333-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1734
Roger Corbett Elementary School
1901 Villanova Drive
ZIP: 89502
(775) 333-5180
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
E Otis Vaughn Middle School
1200 Bresson Avenue
ZIP: 89502
(775) 333-5160
Middle
Total Enrollment 650
Hidden Valley Elementary School
2115 Alphabet Drive
ZIP: 89502
(775) 857-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Smithridge Stem Academy
4801 Neil Road
ZIP: 89502
(775) 689-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 731
Rainshadow Community Charter High
121 Vesta Street
ZIP: 89502
(775) 322-5566
High
Total Enrollment 113
Academy Of Art Careers And Technology
380 Edison Way
ZIP: 89502
(775) 861-4418
High
Total Enrollment 524
Bailey Charter School
210 Gentry Way
ZIP: 89502
(775) 323-6767
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Libby C Booth Elementary School
1450 Stewart Street
ZIP: 89502
(775) 333-5140
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Academy Of Career Education Charter School
2800 Vassar Street
ZIP: 89502
(775) 324-3900
High
Total Enrollment 192
Mariposa Academy Charter School
3875 Glen Street
ZIP: 89502
(775) 826-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
Donner Springs Elementary School
5125 Escuela Way
ZIP: 89502
(775) 689-2626
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Edwin S Dodson Elementary School
4355 Houston
ZIP: 89502
(775) 689-2530
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Edward L Pine Middle School
4800 Neil Road
ZIP: 89502
(775) 689-2550
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Veterans Memorial Stem Academy
1200 Locust Street
ZIP: 89502
(775) 333-5090
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Archie Clayton Pre-ap Academy Middle School
1295 Wyoming Avenue
ZIP: 89503
(775) 746-5860
Middle
Total Enrollment 727
Washoe Wolf Elementary School
785 W 6th St
ZIP: 89503
(775) 333-6100
Grace Warner Elementary School
3075 Heights Drive
ZIP: 89503
(775) 746-5830
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
The Davidson Academy Of Nevada
Jot Travis Bulding #048 1164 N
ZIP: 89503
(775) 682-5800
Other
Total Enrollment 137
Mamie Towles Elementary School
2800 Kings Row
ZIP: 89503
(775) 746-5820
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Elmcrest Elementary School
855 Mcdonald Drive
ZIP: 89503
(775) 746-5850
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Peavine Elementary School
1601 Grandview Avenue
ZIP: 89503
(775) 746-5840
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Nancy Gomes Elementary School
3870 Limkin Street
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5440
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
William O'brien Middle School
10500 Stead Boulevard
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5420
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Lemmon Valley Elementary School
255 West Patrician Drive
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5460
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Cold Springs Middle Schools
18235 Cody Court
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5433
Middle
Total Enrollment 717
Sierra Nevada Academy Charter
13880 Stead Blvd.
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
North Valleys High School
1470 East Golden Valley Rd
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5499
High
Total Enrollment 2061
Silver Lake Elementary School
8719 Red Baron Boulevard
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Stead Elementary School
10580 Stead Boulevard
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5480
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Desert Heights Elementary School
13948 Mt. Bismark Street
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5444
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Alice L Smith Elementary School
1070 Beckwourth Drive
ZIP: 89506
(775) 677-5410
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Turning Point
Glenn Hare Center, 350 Hunter Lake Drive
ZIP: 89509
(775) 337-7560
Other
Total Enrollment 27
Washoe Middle School
778 West 2nd Street
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5020
Reno High School
395 Booth Street
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5050
High
Total Enrollment 1668
Darrell C Swope Middle School
901 Keele Drive
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5330
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Jessie Beck Elementary School
1900 Sharon Way
ZIP: 89509
(775) 689-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Washoe Innovations High School
777 West 2nd Street
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5150
High
Total Enrollment 253
Mount Rose K-8 Academy Of Languages Elementary School
915 Lander Street
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5030
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
North Star Online School
350 Hunter Lake Driv
ZIP: 89509
(775) 353-6900
Other
Total Enrollment 191
Hunter Lake Elementary School
909 Hunter Lake Drive
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Roy Gomm Elementary School
4000 Mayberry Drive
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Anderson Elementary School
1055 Berrum Lane
ZIP: 89509
(775) 689-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Opportunity School
350 Hunter Lake
ZIP: 89509
(775) 333-5351
Caughlin Ranch Elementary School
4881 Village Green Parkway
ZIP: 89509
(775) 689-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Galena High School
3600 Butch Cassidy Way
ZIP: 89511
(775) 851-5630
High
Total Enrollment 1345
Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School
2500 Homeland Drive
ZIP: 89511
(775) 851-5620
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Damonte Ranch High School
10500 Rio Wrangler Parkway
ZIP: 89511
(775) 851-5656
High
Total Enrollment 1617
Marvin Picollo School
900 Foothill Road
ZIP: 89511
(775) 851-5650
Other
Total Enrollment 118
Ted Hunsberger Elementary School
2505 Crossbow Court
ZIP: 89511
(775) 851-7095
Primary
Total Enrollment 754
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
405 Surrey Drive
ZIP: 89511
(775) 849-0255
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Brown Elementary School
13815 Spelling Court
ZIP: 89511
(775) 851-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 886
Double Diamond Elementary School
1200 S. Meadows Parkway
ZIP: 89511
(775) 850-6212
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Huffaker Elementary School
980 Wheatland Road
ZIP: 89511
(775) 689-2510
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Glenn Duncan Stem Academy
1200 Montello Street
ZIP: 89512
(775) 333-5190
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Fred W Traner Middle School
1700 Carville Drive
ZIP: 89512
(775) 333-5130
Middle
Total Enrollment 755
Tmcc Magnet High School
7000 Dandini Boulevard
ZIP: 89512
(775) 674-7660
High
Total Enrollment 223
Coral Academy Charter School Secondary
1350 E. Ninth Street
ZIP: 89512
(775) 323-2332
Other
Total Enrollment 486
Bernice Mathews Elementary School
2750 Elementary Drive
ZIP: 89512
(775) 353-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Jan Evans
650 Ferrari Mcleod Blv
ZIP: 89512
(775) 325-7800
Dorothy Lemelson Stem Academy Elementary School
2001 Soaring Eagle Drive
ZIP: 89512
(775) 333-5080
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Coral Academy Charter School Elementary
1701 Valley Road
ZIP: 89512
(775) 322-0274
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Procter R Hug High School
2880 Sutro Street
ZIP: 89512
(775) 333-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1395
Rita Cannan Elementary School
2450 Cannan Street
ZIP: 89512
(775) 353-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Sierra Vista Elementary School
2001 Soaring Eagle Drive
ZIP: 89512
(775) 333-5080
High Desert Montessori Charter School
2590 Orovada Street
ZIP: 89512
(775) 624-2800
Other
Total Enrollment 382
Washoe Online Learning
785 W 6th Street
ZIP: 89520
(775) 333-6100
Kendyl Depoali Preschool
9300 Wilbur Way Pkwy
ZIP: 89521
(775) 852-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 13
Nevada Connections Academy
555 Double Eagle Court Suite 2
ZIP: 89521
(775) 826-4200
Other
Total Enrollment 2624
Kendyl Depoali Middle School
9300 Wilbur May Parkwa
ZIP: 89521
(775) 852-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 1135
Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School
1349 Backer Way
ZIP: 89523
(775) 746-5810
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Rollan D. Melton Ellementary School
6557 Archimedes Drive
ZIP: 89523
(775) 746-7440
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
George Westergard Elementary School
1785 Ambassador Drive
ZIP: 89523
(775) 746-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
B D Billinghurst Middle School
6685 Chesterfield Lane
ZIP: 89523
(775) 746-5870
Middle
Total Enrollment 931
Robert Mc Queen High School
6055 Lancer Street
ZIP: 89523
(775) 746-5880
High
Total Enrollment 1828

Reno Private Schools

Child Garden
455 Hill St
ZIP: 89501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Little Learners Ii
322 Ryland St
ZIP: 89501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
One World Learning Center
1230 Corporate Blvd
ZIP: 89502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Little Flower School
1300 Casazza Dr
ZIP: 89502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 290
Little Golden Goose
273 Cheney St
ZIP: 89502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Child & Family Research Center
38 W 11th St
ZIP: 89502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Ginny's Child Garden
565 Reactor Way
ZIP: 89502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Koinonia Day Treatment
1050 Bible Way
ZIP: 89502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Truckee Meadows School
690 Edison Way
ZIP: 89502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
The King's Academy
3195 Everett Dr
ZIP: 89503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
St Albert The Great School
1255 Saint Alberts Dr
ZIP: 89503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 302
Sierra Nevada High School
14175 Mount Charleston St
ZIP: 89506
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 566
Holy Child Early Learning Center
440 Reno Ave
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Early Learning Program
1270 Foster Dr
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Brookfield School
6800 S Mccarran Blvd
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Our Lady Of The Snows School
1125 Lander St
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 319
London Bridges Learning Center
3670 Warren Way
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Heart To Hand School
953 W Peckham Ln
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St John's Children's Center
1070 W Plumb Ln
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Sunflower Preschool
1080 Berrum Ln
ZIP: 89509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School
110 Bishop Manogue Dr
ZIP: 89511
Secondary
Total Enrollment 613
Sage Ridge School
2515 Crossbow Ct
ZIP: 89511
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
Mountain View Montessori School
565 Zolezzi Ln
ZIP: 89511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Reno Christian Academy
2680 E 9th St
ZIP: 89512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
Kids R Kids
9410 Double Diamond Pkwy
ZIP: 89521
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Goddard School - South Reno
8650 Technology Way
ZIP: 89521
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Riverview Christian Academy
7125 W 4th St
ZIP: 89523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
The Lion & The Lamb Christian School
1220 Robb Dr
ZIP: 89523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Blue Kangaroo Learning Center
4820 Summit Ridge Dr
ZIP: 89523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Caughlin Preschool
1524 Ambassador Dr
ZIP: 89523
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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