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Spring Creek, Nevada
—  CDP  —
Location of Spring Creek within Nevada
Coordinates: 40°44′48″N 115°35′34″W / 40.74667°N 115.59278°W / 40.74667; -115.59278
Country United States
State Nevada
 - Total 58.7 sq mi (152.0 km2)
 - Land 58.7 sq mi (151.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 5,659 ft (1,725 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,548
 - Density 179.8/sq mi (69.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89815
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-68550
GNIS feature ID 0857655

Spring Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in central Elko County, in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. It mainly serves as a bedroom community for the businesses and industries in and around the nearby city of Elko. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,548 at the 2000 census.



Spring Creek is located in a large valley between the Elko Hills[1] to the northwest, and the Ruby Mountains[2] to the southeast. To the southwest is Huntington Valley and the South Fork of the Humboldt River, while to the north is the main branch of the Humboldt. The city of Elko is approximately 6 miles (10 km) to the northwest, while Lamoille is just to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 58.7 square miles (152.0 km²).

Marina Park in Spring Creek, Nevada
Spring Creek lies at the base of the Ruby Mountains
Spring Creek High School
Spring Creek from Lamoille Summit

The community was developed in the 1970s by Robert P. McCulloch as three large housing sections. The western section, at the base of the Elko Hills, is located near the post office (zip 89815), a shopping center, and a supermarket. About 1 mile to the east is the main school campus for grades 1-12. The central section of the community, another mile to the east, includes a park and lake ("The Marina"), and an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse. Nearby are an outdoor sports complex and a second elementary school. The southern section of the community surrounds an indoor sports arena ("The Horse Palace"), and is adjacent to the Ruby Mountains and a community-owned campground. All three sections are connected by the 4-lane Lamoille Highway, which also crosses 5765-foot (1757 m) Lamoille Summit to connect with Elko.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,548 people, 3,399 households, and 2,889 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 179.8/sq mi (69.4/km²). There were 3,660 housing units at an average density of 62.4/sq mi (24.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.06% White, 0.21% African American, 1.57% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.54% of the population.

There were 3,399 households out of which 51.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,109, and the median income for a family was $61,650. Males had a median income of $50,053 versus $27,260 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,606. About 2.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ "Elko Hills". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.  
  2. ^ "Ruby Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 40°44′48″N 115°35′34″W / 40.746595°N 115.592761°W / 40.746595; -115.592761



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