West Wendover, Nevada

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West Wendover is a city located in Elko County, Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,721.

West Wendover is on the eastern border of Nevada, and is contiguous with Wendover, Utah, with which it is sometimes confused. Interstate 80 runs through both cities.

Because of its ties with Wendover, Utah, and its economic ties with central Utah, West Wendover is in the Mountain Time Zone.

For years, West Wendover has thrived under a lucrative gambling industry in Nevada, which has generated tax revenue for city services and better schools. Meanwhile, just footsteps away, Wendover, Utah, has decayed with almost no business tax base. Residents in both cities have voted to annex Wendover into Nevada, saying they are one community that has been divided for too long. Both the State of Utah and the State of Nevada have endorsed the idea, however, the exact details of an annexation have not been worked out. Any change in state boundries would have to be approved by Congress.

Geography

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Location of West Wendover, Nevada

West Wendover is located at 40°44'22" North, 114°4'11" West (40.739512, -114.069796)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.4 km² (7.5 mi²). 19.4 km² (7.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 4,721 people, 1,363 households, and 1,046 families residing in the city. The population density is 243.0/km² (629.8/mi²). There are 1,626 housing units at an average density of 83.7/km² (216.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.96% White, 0.68% African American, 2.27% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 22.75% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. 56.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,363 households out of which 55.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% are non-families. 17.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.46 and the average family size is 3.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 39.0% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 2.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,116, and the median income for a family is $34,297. Males have a median income of $23,281 versus $18,105 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,013. 16.9% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.5% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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