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Reno is a vibrant city known for its great nightlife, access to wonderful outdoor recreation, and for being the "Biggest Little City in the World." At an elevation of 4,400 feet, Reno is within minutes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. In May, 2006, Inc. Magazine ranked Reno-Sparks, Nevada the fifth best mid-size market to do business in its 2006 Hottest Cities for Doing Business¬Ě list. To quickly learn more about Reno, review the quick facts on this page:

Reno Nevada Weather

Reno residents enjoy four distinct seasons and over 300 days of sunshine each year. When combined with Reno's elevation (4,400 feet) and arid climate, we enjoy winters that are much milder than midwest and northeast US areas and summers that are much milder than southern Nevada, Arizona, and many inland areas of Northern and Southern California. We do get light snow (generally 2" - 5" several times a year) that typically melts away in a few hours to a day or two. As you can see, our summer months are warm with cool evening temperatures.

The table below shows the historical average temperature (farenheit) and precipitation (inches) by month. Average annual precipitation equals 7.7 inches.


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 45 51 56 63 72 83 91 89 79 68 53 45
Low 20 24 29 33 40 46 51 49 41 32 26 19
Precipitation 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.0

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Reno Nevada Population

Population: (2006) 204,000
Land Area: 69.1 Square Miles
Population Density: 2,952 People/Sq. Mi.

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Reno Nevada Income

Median: $44,956
Average: (households w/children) $64,057

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Reno Nevada Taxes

Reno is in Washoe County which has a sales tax rate of 7.375%. Reno Property Tax information is also available on our site for your convenience.

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Reno Nevada Crime

Type of Crime Incidents (2006)
Larceny (theft) 7,399
Burglary 1,435
Auto Theft 940
Arson 42
Assault 704
Robbery 407
Rape 98
Murder 6

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Reno Nevada Shopping

Reno offers a wide and growing range of options for buying every day necessities to specialty items. Neighborhoods are amply served by local chain grocery stores and typical neighborhood retail stores. Reno has most of the "big box" stores including Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and more. Reno has two regional malls (Meadowood MallLink Opens New Window.  If new window does not open, press and hold CTRL key and click. and Sierra SummitLink Opens New Window.  If new window does not open, press and hold CTRL key and click.) that offer finer department store options such as Macy's or Dillard's as well as a wide range of specialty stores. Additionally, Reno offers many specialty and niche food stores such as Trader Joe's.

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Reno Nevada Driving Distances

Major Western US Cities

City Miles
Sacramento, CA 135
San Francisco, CA 221
Los Angeles, CA 520
San Diego, CA 650
Portland, OR 580
Seattle, WA 752
Bend, OR 393
Boise, ID 424
Salt Lake City, UT 519
Las Vegas, NV 450
Phoenix, AZ 891

Local Reno Nevada Area

City/Town Miles
Incline Village (Lake Tahoe) 34
Truckee, CA 36
Sparks 6
Fernley 36
Lovelock 95
Carson City 28
Dayton 40
Stagecoach 47
Silver Springs 53
Fallon 64
Minden/Gardnerville 44
Stateline (Lake Tahoe) 54
Topaz Lake 66
Wellington (Smith Valley) 75
Yerington 83
Hawthorne 137

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