- Yerington, Nevada
official_name = Yerington, Nevada
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Yerington, Nevada
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Lyon County
leader_name = Douglas Homestead [cite web| title= City of Yerington Website| url= http://www.yerington.net/| format = HTML| accessdate=2008-03-31 ]
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.4
area_land_km2 = 4.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 8.55
area_land_sq_mi = 8.55
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2883
population_density_km2 = 655.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1698.4
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
elevation_m = 1338
elevation_ft = 4390
latd = 38 |latm = 59 |lats = 7 |latNS = N
longd = 119 |longm = 9 |longs = 55 |longEW = W
postal_code = 89447
area_code = 775
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 32-85400
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0848686
website = [http://www.yerington.net www.yerington.net]
Yerington is a city in Lyon County, located in western
Nevada, USA. The population was 2,883 at the 2000 census. It is named after Henry M. Yerington , Superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroadfrom 1868 to 1910.
Yerington is located at coor dms|38|59|7|N|119|9|55|W|city GR|1. According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,883 people, 1,203 households, and 729 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,698.4 people per square mile (654.8/km²). There were 1,359 housing units at an average density of 800.6/sq mi (308.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.53% White, 0.17% African American, 6.24% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 5.79% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.44% of the population.
There were 1,203 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29, and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,151, and the median income for a family was $39,038. Males had a median income of $25,724 versus $24,550 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $18,640. About 12.6% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
Notable Residents (past and present)
Jesse Brinkley, Professional boxer, contestant on season 1 of The Contender (TV series)
"Darcy Farrow", a folk song written by
Steve Gilletteand Tom Campbell, mentions Yerington and other places and landmarks in the area (including Virginia City, the Carson Valley, and the Truckee River).Fact|date=July 2008
The most popular version of "Darcy Farrow" was performed by
John Denver.Fact|date=July 2008
* [http://www.yerington.net City of Yerington]
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