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West Wendover, Nevada
—  City  —
USAAF Monument in West Wendover
Nickname(s): A Young City... An Old History[1]
Motto: Come Grow with Us[1]
Location of West Wendover, Nevada
Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 114°4′11″W / 40.73944°N 114.06972°W / 40.73944; -114.06972
Country United States
State Nevada
Area
 - Total 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 - Land 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,462 ft (1,360 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,721
 - Density 629.8/sq mi (243.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 89883
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-83730
GNIS feature ID 1669583
Website www.westwendovercity.com

West Wendover is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 4,721 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. West Wendover is located on the eastern border of Nevada and the western edge of the Great Salt Lake Desert, 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, the U.S. Department of Transportation moved West Wendover to the Mountain Time Zone in October 1999, while the rest of Nevada remains in the Pacific Time Zone. (Jackpot, Nevada in northern Elko county only observes Mountain Time on an unofficial basis.)

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 politicians of Wendover, Utah placed a permanent halt to the annexation process through a vote on November 15, 2006. The motion made was to halt the annexation process. The vote was a tie with two Council Members voting to halt the process and two Council Members supporting the continuation of the process. The tie vote was broken by the vote of Mayor Brett Shelton who voted to discontinue the annexation process. Previously, West Wendover had decided to halt any further work after Wendover, Utah indicated they were going to discuss and make a decision on proceeding.[2] Any change in state boundaries would have to be approved by Congress. For a more complete history see "Wendover Winds of Change" by Ronald R. Bateman.

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Geography

West Wendover is located at 40°44′22″N 114°4′11″W / 40.73944°N 114.06972°W / 40.73944; -114.06972 (40.739512, -114.069796)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 sq mi (19 km2), all of it land.

Weather

Weather data for West Wendover, NV
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
68
(20)
79
(26)
87
(31)
98
(37)
104
(40)
107
(42)
108
(42)
100
(38)
89
(32)
79
(26)
59
(15)
108
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 37
(3)
43
(6)
52
(11)
62
(17)
71
(22)
83
(28)
93
(34)
91
(33)
80
(27)
66
(19)
49
(9)
39
(4)
93
(34)
Average low °F (°C) 9
(-13)
15
(-9)
22
(-6)
26
(-3)
34
(1)
41
(5)
47
(8)
44
(7)
35
(2)
24
(-4)
15
(-9)
8
(-13)
8
(-13)
Record low °F (°C) -32
(-36)
-25
(-32)
-14
(-26)
6
(-14)
12
(-11)
22
(-6)
32
(0)
24
(-4)
7
(-14)
-6
(-21)
-17
(-27)
-29
(-34)
-32
(-36)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.68
(17.3)
0.58
(14.7)
0.71
(18)
0.74
(18.8)
1.17
(29.7)
0.81
(20.6)
0.78
(19.8)
0.59
(15)
0.76
(19.3)
0.57
(14.5)
0.62
(15.7)
0.46
(11.7)
8.47
(215.1)
Source: Weather.com [4] 2009-09-02

Demographics

quote from Harry S. Truman on USAAF Monument


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,721 people, 1,363 households, and 1,046 families residing in the city. The population density was 629.8 people per square mile (243.0/km²). There were 1,626 housing units at an average density of 216.9/sq mi (83.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.85% of the population.

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

In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,116, and the median income for a family was $34,297. Males had a median income of $23,281 versus $18,105 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,013. About 17.4% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

West Wendover has five main casino hotels :

References

  1. ^ a b Official City Website
  2. ^ "West Wendover puts off decision". Associated Press (Deseret News). 2006-03-08. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20060308/ai_n16165463.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "Monthly Averages for West Wendover, NV". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/USNV0100. Retrieved 2009-09-02.   }}
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 114°04′11″W / 40.739512°N 114.069796°W / 40.739512; -114.069796








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