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Carson CityCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_0_0
CountryCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesCarson City, Nevada_cell_0_1_1
StateCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_2_0 NevadaCarson City, Nevada_cell_0_2_1
CountyCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_3_0 None (Independent city)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_3_1
FoundedCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_4_0 1858; 162 years ago (1858)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_4_1
Named forCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_5_0 Kit CarsonCarson City, Nevada_cell_0_5_1
GovernmentCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_6_0
MayorCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_7_0 vacant following the death of Bob CrowellCarson City, Nevada_cell_0_7_1
State SenateCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_8_0 13 (D)

8 (R)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_8_1

State AssemblyCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_9_0 29 (D)

13 (R)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_9_1

RepresentativesCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_10_0 3 (D)

1 (R)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_10_1

SenatorsCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_11_0 Catherine Cortez Masto (D)

Jacky Rosen (D)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_11_1

AreaCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_12_0
TotalCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_13_0 157.24 sq mi (407.26 km)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_13_1
LandCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_14_0 144.66 sq mi (374.66 km)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_14_1
WaterCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_15_0 12.58 sq mi (32.59 km)  8.0%Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_15_1
ElevationCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_16_0 4,802 ft (1,463 m)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_16_1
Population (2010)Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_17_0
TotalCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_18_0 55,274Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_18_1
Estimate (2019)Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_19_0 55,916Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_19_1
DensityCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_20_0 386.54/sq mi (149.2/km)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_20_1
Time zoneCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_21_0 UTC−8 (Pacific)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_21_1
Summer (DST)Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_22_0 UTC−7 (Pacific)Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_22_1
ZIP codeCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_23_0 89701–89706, 89711–89714, 89721Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_23_1
Area code(s)Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_24_0 775Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_24_1
GNIS feature IDCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_25_0 Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_25_1
WebsiteCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_26_0 Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_26_1
Nevada Historical MarkerCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_27_0
Reference no.Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_0_28_0 44Carson City, Nevada_cell_0_28_1

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_2

As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274, making it the sixth largest city in Nevada. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_3

The majority of the town's population lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_4

The town began as a stopover for California-bound emigrants, but developed into a city with the Comstock Lode, a silver strike in the mountains to the northeast. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_5

The city has served as Nevada's capital since statehood in 1864; for much of its history it was a hub for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, although the tracks were removed in 1950. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_6

Before 1969, Carson City was the county seat of Ormsby County. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_7

The county was abolished that year, and its territory merged with Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_8

With the consolidation, the city limits extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_9

Like other independent cities in the United States, it is treated as a county-equivalent for census purposes. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_10

History Carson City, Nevada_section_0

The Washoe people have inhabited the valley and surrounding areas for about 6,000 years. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_11

The first European Americans to arrive in what is now known as Eagle Valley were John C. Frémont and his exploration party in January 1843. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_12

Fremont named the river flowing through the valley Carson River in honor of Kit Carson, the mountain man and scout he had hired for his expedition. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_13

Later, settlers named the area Washoe in reference to the indigenous people. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_14

By 1851 the Eagle Station ranch along the Carson River was a trading post and stopover for travelers on the California Trail's Carson Branch which ran through Eagle Valley. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_15

The valley and trading post received their name from a bald eagle that was hunted and killed by one of the early settlers and was featured on a wall inside the post. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_16

As the area was part of the Utah Territory, it was governed from Salt Lake City, where the territorial government was headquartered. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_17

Early settlers bristled at the control by Mormon-influenced officials and desired the creation of the Nevada territory. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_18

A vigilante group of influential settlers, headed by Abraham Curry, sought a site for a capital city for the envisioned territory. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_19

In 1858, Abraham Curry bought Eagle Station and the settlement was thereafter renamed Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_20

Curry and several other partners had Eagle Valley surveyed for development. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_21

Curry decided Carson City would someday serve as the capital city and left a 10-acre (40,000 m) plot in the center of town for a capitol building. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_22

After gold and silver were discovered in 1859 on nearby Comstock Lode, Carson City's population began to grow. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_23

Curry built the Warm Springs Hotel a mile to the east of the city center. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_24

When territorial governor James W. Nye traveled to Nevada, he chose Carson City as the territorial capital, influenced by Carson City lawyer William Stewart, who escorted him from San Francisco to Nevada. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_25

As such, Carson City bested Virginia City and American Flat. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_26

Curry loaned the Warm Springs Hotel to the territorial Legislature as a meeting hall. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_27

The Legislature named Carson City to be the seat of Ormsby County and selected the hotel as the territorial prison with Curry serving as its first warden. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_28

Today the property is still part of the state prison. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_29

When Nevada became a state in 1864 during the American Civil War, Carson City was confirmed as Nevada's permanent capital. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_30

Carson City's development was no longer dependent on the mining industry and instead became a thriving commercial center. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_31

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad was built between Virginia City and Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_32

A log flume was also built from the Sierra Nevadas into Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_33

The current capitol building was constructed from 1870 to 1871. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_34

The United States Mint operated the Carson City Mint between the years 1870 and 1893, which struck gold and silver coins. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_35

People came from China during that time, many to work on the railroad. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_36

Some of them owned businesses and taught school. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_37

By 1880, almost a thousand Chinese people, "one for every five Caucasians", lived in Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_38

Carson City's population and transportation traffic decreased when the Central Pacific Railroad built a line through Donner Pass, too far to the north to benefit Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_39

The city was slightly revitalized with the mining booms in Tonopah and Goldfield. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_40

The US federal building (now renamed the Paul Laxalt Building) was completed in 1890 as was the Stewart Indian School. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_41

Even these developments could not prevent the city's population from dropping to just over 1,500 people by 1930. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_42

Carson City resigned itself to small city status, advertising itself as "America's smallest capital". Carson City, Nevada_sentence_43

The city slowly grew after World War II; by 1960 it had reached its 1880 boom-time population. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_44

20th-century revitalization and growth Carson City, Nevada_section_1

As early as the late 1940s, discussions began about merging Ormsby County and Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_45

By this time, the county was little more than Carson City and a few hamlets to the west. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_46

However, the effort did not pay off until 1966, when a statewide referendum approved the merger. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_47

The required constitutional amendment was passed in 1968. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_48

On April 1, 1969, Ormsby County and Carson City officially merged as the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_49

With this consolidation, Carson City absorbed former town sites such as Empire City, which had grown up in the 1860s as a milling center along the Carson River and current U.S. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_50 Route 50. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_51

Carson City could now advertise itself as one of America's largest state capitals with its 146 square miles (380 km) of city limits. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_52

In 1991, the city adopted a downtown master plan, specifying no building within 500 feet (150 metres) of the capitol would surpass it in height. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_53

This plan effectively prohibited future high-rise development in the center of downtown. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_54

The Ormsby House is the tallest building in downtown Carson City, at a height of 117 feet (36 m). Carson City, Nevada_sentence_55

The structure was completed in 1972. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_56

Geography Carson City, Nevada_section_2

Climate Carson City, Nevada_section_3

Carson City features a cold semi-arid climate (Koppen: BSk) with cold winters and hot summers. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_57

The city is in a high desert river valley approximately 4,802 feet (1,464 m) above sea level. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_58

There are four fairly distinct seasons. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_59

Winters see typically light to moderate snowfall, with a median of 8.9 inches (23 cm). Carson City, Nevada_sentence_60

Most precipitation occurs in winter and spring, with summer and fall being fairly dry, drier than neighboring California. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_61

There are 37 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ highs annually, with 100 °F (38 °C)+ temperatures occurring in some years. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_62

The average temperature in Carson City increased by 4.1 °F (2.3 °C) between 1984 and 2014, a greater change than in any other city in the United States. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_63

The Carson River flows from Douglas County through the southwestern edge of Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_64

Places of interest Carson City, Nevada_section_4

See also: National Register of Historic Places listings in Carson City, Nevada Carson City, Nevada_sentence_65

Museums Carson City, Nevada_section_5

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  • Yesterday's Flyers, an aviation museum in Carson City.Carson City, Nevada_item_1_6
  • Children's Museum of Northern Nevada – Carson CityCarson City, Nevada_item_1_7

Open land Carson City, Nevada_section_6

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  • Silver Saddle RanchCarson City, Nevada_item_2_8
  • Mexican Dam – 1860s stone dam across the Carson RiverCarson City, Nevada_item_2_9
  • Prison Hill – California Trail historic markers, location of the Stewart "S"Carson City, Nevada_item_2_10
  • Carson Aquatic TrailCarson City, Nevada_item_2_11
  • Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (Carson Ranger District)Carson City, Nevada_item_2_12
    • Kings Canyon FallsCarson City, Nevada_item_2_13
    • Snow Valley Peak – 9,214 ft (2,808 m) – highest point within Carson CityCarson City, Nevada_item_2_14
  • Tahoe Rim TrailCarson City, Nevada_item_2_15
  • Lake Tahoe – Nevada State ParkCarson City, Nevada_item_2_16
  • Lake Tahoe beachfront (several beaches along Lake Tahoe lie within the city limits)Carson City, Nevada_item_2_17
    • Chimney BeachCarson City, Nevada_item_2_18
    • Secret HarborCarson City, Nevada_item_2_19
    • Whale BeachCarson City, Nevada_item_2_20
    • Skunk HarborCarson City, Nevada_item_2_21
  • Washoe Lake State Park – borders city to the northCarson City, Nevada_item_2_22
  • "C Hill" – hill featuring the Carson City "C" and giant American FlagCarson City, Nevada_item_2_23

Demographics Carson City, Nevada_section_7

See also: Race and ethnicity in the United States Census Carson City, Nevada_sentence_66

Carson City is the smallest of the United States' 366 metropolitan statistical areas. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_67

As of the 2010 census, there were 55,274 people, 20,171 households, and 13,252 families residing in the city. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_68

The population density was 366 people per square mile (141/km). Carson City, Nevada_sentence_69

There were 21,283 housing units at an average density of 148/sq mi (57/km). Carson City, Nevada_sentence_70

The racial makeup of the city was 81.1% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 2.4% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 9.4% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_71

21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_72

As of the 2000 census, there were 20,171 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_73

27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_74

The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_75

The city's age distribution was: 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_76

The median age was 39 years. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_77

For every 100 females, there were 106.9 males. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_78

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_79

Data from the 2000 census indicates the median income for a household in the city was $41,809, and the median income for a family was $49,570. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_80

Males had a median income of $35,296 versus $27,418 for females. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_81

The per capita income for the city was $20,943. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_82

10.0% of the population and 6.9% of families were below the poverty line. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_83

Out of the total population, 13.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_84

Languages Carson City, Nevada_section_8

As of 2010, 82.3% (42,697) of Carson City residents age 5 and older spoke English at home as a first language, while 14.1% (7,325) spoke Spanish, 0.6% (318) French, and numerous Indo-Aryan languages were spoken as a main language by 0.5% (261) of the population over the age of five. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_85

In total, 17.7% (9,174) of Carson City's population age 5 and older spoke a first language other than English. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_86

Government and politics Carson City, Nevada_section_9

Ormsby County consolidated with Carson City in 1969, and the county simultaneously dissolved. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_87

The city is now governed by a five-member board of supervisors, consisting of a mayor and four supervisors. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_88

All members are elected at-large, but each of the four supervisors must reside in respective wards, numbered 1 through 4. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_89

The mayor and supervisors serve four year terms. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_90

Elections are staggered so the mayor and the supervisors from Wards 2 and Ward 4 are elected in presidential election years, and the supervisors from Wards 1 and 3 are elected in the even-numbered years in between (i.e., the same year as gubernatorial elections). Carson City, Nevada_sentence_91

The city is generally considered a Republican stronghold, often voting for Republicans by wide margins. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_92

In 2004, George W. Bush defeated John Kerry 57–40%. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_93

In 2008, however, Barack Obama became the first Democrat since 1964 to win Ormsby County/Carson City, defeating John McCain 49–48%, by 204 votes, a margin of under 1%. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_94

Carson City, Nevada_table_general_1

United States presidential election results for Ormsby County (Carson City), NevadaCarson City, Nevada_table_caption_1
YearCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_0_0 RepublicanCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_0_1 DemocraticCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_0_3 Third partyCarson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_0_5
No.Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_1_0 %Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_1_1 No.Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_1_2 %Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_1_3 No.Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_1_4 %Carson City, Nevada_header_cell_1_1_5
2020Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_0 16,113Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_1 54.18%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_2 12,735Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_3 42.82%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_4 891Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_5 3.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_2_6
2016Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_0 13,125Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_1 52.47%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_2 9,610Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_3 38.42%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_4 2,281Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_5 9.12%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_3_6
2012Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_0 12,394Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_1 53.15%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_2 10,291Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_3 44.13%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_4 634Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_5 2.72%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_4_6
2008Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_0 11,419Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_1 48.22%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_2 11,623Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_3 49.08%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_4 638Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_5 2.69%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_5_6
2004Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_0 13,171Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_1 57.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_2 9,441Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_3 40.86%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_4 494Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_5 2.14%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_6_6
2000Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_0 11,084Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_1 56.98%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_2 7,354Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_3 37.81%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_4 1,014Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_5 5.21%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_7_6
1996Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_0 9,168Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_1 48.73%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_2 7,269Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_3 38.64%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_4 2,377Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_5 12.63%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_8_6
1992Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_0 7,302Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_1 38.83%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_2 6,035Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_3 32.10%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_4 5,466Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_5 29.07%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_9_6
1988Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_0 9,701Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_1 63.44%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_2 5,088Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_3 33.27%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_4 502Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_5 3.28%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_10_6
1984Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_0 9,477Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_1 70.01%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_2 3,790Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_3 28.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_4 269Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_5 1.99%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_11_6
1980Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_0 8,389Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_1 66.81%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_2 2,769Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_3 22.05%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_4 1,398Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_5 11.13%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_12_6
1976Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_0 5,282Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_1 54.11%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_2 3,874Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_3 39.69%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_4 605Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_5 6.20%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_13_6
1972Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_0 5,396Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_1 71.79%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_2 2,120Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_3 28.21%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_14_6
1968Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_0 3,169Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_1 56.58%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_2 1,770Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_3 31.60%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_4 662Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_5 11.82%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_15_6
1964Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_0 1,997Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_1 48.40%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_2 2,129Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_3 51.60%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_16_6
1960Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_0 1,946Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_1 60.27%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_2 1,283Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_3 39.73%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_17_6
1956Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_0 1,749Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_1 68.03%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_2 822Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_3 31.97%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_18_6
1952Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_0 1,653Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_1 74.06%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_2 579Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_3 25.94%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_19_6
1948Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_0 1,095Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_1 60.80%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_2 681Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_3 37.81%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_4 25Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_5 1.39%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_20_6
1944Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_0 841Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_1 55.84%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_2 665Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_3 44.16%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_21_6
1940Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_0 748Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_1 48.79%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_2 785Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_3 51.21%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_22_6
1936Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_0 533Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_1 41.71%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_2 745Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_3 58.29%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_23_6
1932Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_0 486Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_1 45.63%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_2 579Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_3 54.37%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_24_6
1928Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_0 590Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_1 58.07%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_2 426Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_3 41.93%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_4 0Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_5 0.00%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_25_6
1924Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_0 413Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_1 44.31%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_2 415Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_3 44.53%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_4 104Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_5 11.16%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_26_6
1920Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_0 592Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_1 57.81%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_2 413Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_3 40.33%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_4 19Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_5 1.86%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_27_6
1916Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_0 534Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_1 43.52%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_2 610Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_3 49.71%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_4 83Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_5 6.76%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_28_6
1912Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_0 150Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_1 22.22%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_2 294Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_3 43.56%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_4 231Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_5 34.22%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_29_6
1908Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_0 350Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_1 46.60%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_2 343Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_3 45.67%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_4 58Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_5 7.72%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_30_6
1904Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_0 409Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_1 60.15%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_2 218Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_3 32.06%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_4 53Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_5 7.79%Carson City, Nevada_cell_1_31_6

Carson City, being the state capital, is home to many political protests and demonstrations at any given time. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_95

In an attempt to either make proposed spent nuclear fuel storage facility at Yucca Mountain prohibitively expensive (by raising property tax rates to the maximum allowed) or to allow the state to collect the potential federal payments of property taxes on the facility, the state government in 1987 carved Yucca Mountain out of Nye County and created a new county with no residents out of the area surrounding Yucca called Bullfrog County. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_96

Carson City became the county seat of Bullfrog County, even though it is not in Bullfrog County and is more than 100 miles (160 km) from Yucca Mountain. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_97

A state judge found the process unconstitutional in 1989, and Bullfrog County's territory was retroceded to Nye County. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_98

Culture Carson City, Nevada_section_10

Sports and recreation Carson City, Nevada_section_11

Carson City has never hosted any professional team sports. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_99

However, a variety of sports are offered at parks and recreation. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_100

Many neighborhood parks offer a wide variety of features including picnic tables, beaches, restrooms, fishing, softball, basketball hoops, ponds, tennis, and volleyball. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_101

The largest park is Mills Park, which has a total land area of 51 acres (0.21 km) and includes the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge Carson & Mills Park Railroad. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_102

While there are no ski slopes within Carson City, the city is near the Heavenly Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak and Mount Rose Ski Tahoe skiing areas. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_103

Notable people Carson City, Nevada_section_12

Carson City has served as one of the state's centers for politics and business. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_104

Every state governor since Denver S. Dickerson has resided in the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_105

See also: List of Governors of Nevada. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_106

The following personalities took up residence in Carson City at some point in their lives. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_107

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The following is a list of notable employers in Carson City from the fourth quarter of 2012: Carson City, Nevada_sentence_108

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500–999 employees Carson City, Nevada_sentence_110

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Transportation Carson City, Nevada_section_14

There are four highways in the city: Nevada State Route 28, U.S. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_113 Route 395, U.S. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_114 Route 50, and Interstate 580, its only freeway. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_115

Phase 1 of the Carson City Freeway Project from US 395, just north of the city, to US 50 was completed in February 2006 and Phase 2A, extending from Rt. 50 to Fairview Drive, was officially opened on September 24, 2009. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_116

Phase 2B, Fairview Drive to Rt. 50, was completed in August 2017. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_117

Prior to 2012, Carson City was one of only five state capitals not directly served by an Interstate highway; the city lost this distinction when I-580 was extended into the city limits. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_118

Carson City's first modern bus system, Jump Around Carson, or JAC, opened to the public in October 2005. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_119

JAC uses a smaller urban bus ideal for Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_120

However, there is virtually no ground public transportation to other destinations. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_121

Passenger trains haven't served Carson City since 1950, when the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was shut down. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_122

Greyhound Lines stopped their bus services to the town in 2006 and Amtrak discontinued their connecting thruway bus to Sacramento, California in 2008. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_123

There is now only a limited Monday – Friday RTC bus service to Reno which is still served by both Greyhound and Amtrak, as well as Eastern Sierra Transit Authority service from Lone Pine to Reno. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_124

Carson City is also served by the Carson Airport, which is a regional airport in the northern part of the city. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_125

Reno–Tahoe International Airport, which is 28 miles (45 km) away, handles domestic commercial flights. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_126

Education Carson City, Nevada_section_15

The Carson City School District operates ten schools in Carson City. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_127

The six elementary schools are Bordewich-Bray Elementary School, Empire Elementary School, Fremont Elementary School, Fritsch Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, and Al Seeliger Elementary School. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_128

The two middle schools are Carson Middle School and Eagle Valley Middle School. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_129

Carson High School and the alternative Pioneer High School serve high school students. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_130

Carson High is on Saliman Road. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_131

The Carson City School District sponsors Carson Montessori School, a public charter school serving grades K-6. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_132

Students residing in any Nevada county may enroll..Carson Montessori School is the only school in district operating with a balanced budget. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_133

In 2019 Carson Montessori School received the Governor's STEM Schools Designation, an official recognition given to 25 schools statewide which causes a short ceremony attended by the governor during which receiving schools are assigned a 10-foot banner. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_134

Western Nevada College (WNC) is a regionally accredited, two-year and four-year institution which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_135

The college offers many programs including education, arts and science. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_136

Carson City has a public library, the Carson City Library. Carson City, Nevada_sentence_137

Historic buildings Carson City, Nevada_section_16

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