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Washoe County, Nevada

89501, 89502, 89503, 89506, 89509, 89510, 89511, 89512, 89523

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Page Contents for Reno, Nevada

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Reno is approximately 133,850 (1990), 225221 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 61,384 (1990), 90924 (2010).
The amount of land area in Reno is 179.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Reno is 69.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.6 sq kilometers.
The distance from Reno to Washington DC is 2428 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Reno is positioned 39.53 degrees north of the equator and 119.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Reno elevation is 4,505 feet above sea level.
Reno median income is $ 45,122 (2005).
The Reno median home price is $ 350,700 (2005).
The average winter temperature is 34 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 66 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 50 degrees F.


On Interstate 80, 22 miles northeast of Lake Tahoe and the California border. It is about 26 miles north of Carson City, the state capital. Other nearby communities include Sun Valley, Sparks, Verdi, Verdi-Mogul, Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, North Valleys, Spanish Springs and Cold springs.

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seasonal though pleasant most of the year. The summer season is the best time to visit if you want blue skies and sunshine. Winter travellers will have snow, but then, skiing in nearby facilities is at its best during the winter! The highest temperature recorded for Reno was 108 in 2002 and the lowest was -19 degrees in 1890. Generally summer temperatures are in the 90s while winter temperatures average about 46 degrees F. Snowfall is usually light in the area.

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History & History Related Items

The first to come here met Charles Fuller who built a log bridge across the Truckee River in 1859 and charged crossers a toll to cross. Later, in 1861, Myron Lake bought the bridge from Fuller and enhanced the area with a mill, stable and other buildings. Lake's Crossing was the first name for the Reno area. It was a camping place for the travelers passing through. It was in May of 1868 that it became a city when the railway agent held an auction of real estate. There were 100 houses within a month. The actual name came in honor of a Union officer of the Civil War, General Jesse Lee Reno.

Here is a history page for Reno. Try this timeline page for Reno history.

Historic homes and buildings in the Reno area. This page includes pictures of each one.
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The founding of Reno


The incorporation of Reno



National Automobile Museum
10 South Lake Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
Phone: 775-333-9309
Display of over 200 antique, classic, vintage and special interest automobiles in 4 galleries and on 4 authentic street scenes; multi-media theatre presentation; Museum Store; world-famous automotive library offers research by mail. Available for special events. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas).

Ski Reno Tahoe
P.O. Box 20935
Reno, NV 89515-0935
Phone: 800-588-SNOW

Nevada Museum Of Art
160 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-329-3333

Fleischmann Planetarium
University Of Nevada Reno
1650 N. Virginia St.
Mail Stop 272
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-784-4812
Showtime hotline: 775-784-4811

Lake Mansion
250 Court Street
Reno, NV
Phone: 775-826-6100

See rock art sites around the Reno area.
These are markings, generally either painted or engraved on rocks or in stone by historic cultures of the area.

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
held each summer near Reno.

Arts and Culture links for the Reno area.

The Reno Pops Orchestra
P.O. Box 20952
Reno, NV 89515
Phone: 775-673-1234
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Reno City Government

City of Reno official site P.O. Box 1900
Reno, Nevada 89505
490 S. Center St.
Reno, Nevada 89501-2105
Phone: 775-334-2099
Fax: 775-321-8324

Reno City Manager's Office
490 S. Center St. Reno, Nevada 89501-2105
Phone: 775-334-2099

Reno has a city council of seven members. Five members are elected by district while two are elected at-large, one of which is the Mayor. The city manager is chosen by the council who also chooses other city officials as needed.

Reno is the county seat for Washoe County.

Reno Historical Events

2008, February
Reno experienced an unusual series of earthquakes called a swarm. They were centered in an unnamed fault zone near Reno.

Reno Chamber

Greater Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce
One East First Street, 16th Floor
Reno, Nevada 89501
Phone: 775-337-3030

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Northern Nevada
30 Mary St.
P.O. Box 7458
Reno, Nevada 89509-2853
Phone: 775-324-1452

Reno Community Events

April each year
The Reno Jazz Festival
This event began in 1962 and has continued through its sponsor, the University of Nevada, Reno.

September each year
The Burning Man
See the website for all the details on next year's event and the history and reasons behind the event.

Reno Organizations

Greater Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce
One East First Street, 16th Floor
Reno, Nevada 89501
Phone: 775-337-3030

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Northern Nevada
30 Mary St.
P.O. Box 7458
Reno, Nevada 89509-2853
Phone: 775-324-1452

Reno Libraries

Downtown Reno Library
301 S. Center St.
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: 775-327-8300 (Circulation)
Part of the Washoe County Public Library system

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775.784.4636

Reno Schools

Washoe County School District
425 E 9th St
P.O. Box 30425
Reno, NV 89520
Phone: 775-348-0200

Reno High School
395 Booth St
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-333-5050

Washoe High School
777 West 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-333-5150
Wooster High School
1331 E Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-333-5100

Mc Queen High School
6055 Lancer St
Reno, NV 89523
Phone: 775-746-5880

Manogue Catholic High School
400 Bartlett St
Reno, NV 89512-1504
Phone: 775-329-0011

Galena High School
3600 Butch Cassidy Way
Reno, NV 89511-6001
Phone: 775-851-5630


Truckee Meadows Community College
7000Dandini Blvd
Reno, Nevada 89512
Phone: 775-673-7000
University of Nevada-Reno
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-784-1110 Reno


The population of Reno was:
1990 - 133,850
2000 - 180,480
2006 - 211,697
2007 - 214,853

Number of housing units:
1990 - 61,384
2000 - 79,453

Median age:
2000 -

Median household income:
2000 - $ 40,530
2005 - $ 42,214
2006 - $ 45,122

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 22,520
2005 - $ 24,801

Median house value:
2000 - $ 158,700
2005 - $ 319,400
2006 - $ 350,700

Reno is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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