Life in Virginia City, Nevada

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Virginia City, Nevada? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Virginia City?
Matthew Johnson reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Decently large snowstorms in the winter, but mostly temperate. Gets very cold in the middle of winter and very hot in the middle of summer. Windy sometimes, but mostly not. High desert, so days with precipitation are few and far between.Non-existant. I have never heard of anything more serious than a parking ticket. The name city is misleading, it is barely large enough to be considered a town. Any sort of crime would surely be the talk of the whole town for weeks but alas, i have heard of no such events.There is only one part of town, because the entire town can be walked across in a few minutes. The area is very nice, but very old and very dead. Next to no wildlife except for sagebrush and the animals that live around. Good view of an uninhabited valley. The shops, restaurants, bars, chapels, and museums are pretty cool, but the residential area look old and unkempt. There are some bigger and nicer houses scattered around.Never seen a non-white or under-30 resident, but lots of tourists (comparatively). The town is designed to receive tourists, so everyone is welcome. Hippies or weirdoes probably won't find any kin or fun in this town. All races and ages can find something fun to do. Weirdly large amounts of Corvettes and Harley's, so bikers or car fans will find plenty friends. Children will have fun on a visits, but will hate living there.
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
Old, but nice. Full of gift shops and museums, specialty stores like jewelry, weapons, and rugs.All of the small, homey restaurants and bar/grills are all about the same: pretty good. I don't remember any names, but i remember that the menus from two different places were identical.There isn't one. I don't think any kids live there, but if there are any, they would have to go Carson High School, which is new and nice.One could try to find singles among the tourists, but won't have much luck among the locals.
Noisetown comparison vs.Best hospitalTourist attractions
None other than the sound of tourists walking around and talking, and cars and motorcycles rolling through the only paved street. the place is in the middle of nowhere.This town is the second oldest in Nevada, only beaten by Genoa. Visiting this town is quite fun, but i would not recommend that you live here. If you like cities and want to lie in the area, Reno is your best option and if you want a quiet rural life, Gardnerville/Minden is the nicest in the state. This town is no good to live in because everyone who lives there has forever and I never saw any grocery stores.Carson-tahoe Medical center. Surprisingly good, known for cardiology center.The Mines Museum is really cool and has a lot of Nevada history with the Gold and Silver Rushes.
General comments   
The town feels super old and historic. The mines make you fell like you are standing in the past. All of the buildings were built in the early 20th or late 19th century, and are very cool to look at. There are lots of cool things, old and new, to look at, tour, and buy. If you come at the end of summer, the town is an important stop in Street Vibrations, which I participated in last year, very fun.   
Virginia City, Nevada population: 855

How many black people live in Virginia City? How many white people?
Number of White People783Percentage of White people91.6%
Number of Black People3Percentage of Black people0.4%
Number of Hispanic People44Percentage of Hispanic people5.2%
Number of Asian People18Percentage of Asian people2.1%
Number of American Indian People30Percentage of American Indian people3.5%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Virginia City, Nevada

Percent college grads: 17.6%
Percent grad school grads: 17.6%
Unemployment rate: 16.9
Median house value: 282700
Median income: 69516

How many singles in Virginia City?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
-999913-769.15men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
00-9999men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
17310.55men for each woman

Weather History for Virginia City, Nevada

Virginia City, Nevada Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000122715657600
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Virginia City, Nevada?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year31123451
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00044494349535572

How many hot humid days a year does Virginia City, Nevada have?
How many cloudy days a year does Virginia City, Nevada have?
How many sunny days a year does Virginia City, Nevada have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Virginia City, Nevada have? How windy is it?
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MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year004474247160378478

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.