State & Federal
According to the 2000 census there are 961 year-round housing units in Eureka County, the majority of which are owner occupied.
Housing Composition (2000)*A housing unit is a house, an apartment, or a group of rooms or a single room occupied as a separate living quarter.
It should be noted that the Eureka County assessor reports 920 housing units on the tax rolls, consisting of 236 single-family homes, 28 duplexes, 4 four-plexes,and 640 mobile homes. According to the assessor, there are only about 20 vacant units – 5 in the north and 15 in the south, primarily near the Town of Eureka. Vacancy rates can increase or decrease with swings in the local economy (e.g., mining).
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov Eureka County, Impact Assessment Report on Proposed Shipments of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste through Eureka County, Nevada
Two-thirds of the housing stock in Eureka County is comprised of mobile homes. This is unlikely to change in the future. Reliance upon mobile homes in many rural areas, particularly Eureka County, is due to a number of factors including affordability for retirees and young families, lack of available mortgage financing, and the demand for short-term housing options associated with mining activity.
Other factors contributing to mobile home use include the lack of a stable housing market, a general lack of available housing, the cost to construct a new home relative to the price of existing homes, and demographic characteristics.
Eureka County can anticipate that mobile home use is likely to continue at levels consistent with those shown below:
Type of Housing Units -- 1997
Selected Demographics -- 2000
Median household money income for 1997 model-based estimate was $45,572
Median value/owner occupied (1990)was $54,600
Median monthly cash rent (1990) was $293
Source: U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov
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