Washoe County is a growing area located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada. The county
covers an area of 6,600 square miles in the northwest section of the State bordering California and Oregon and has a population of
approximately
428,000..

The county seat is the City of Reno, the third largest city in Nevada. Other communities include Sparks and Incline Village, at Lake
Tahoe.

Recreational activities abound, including skiing, fishing, lakes and hiking, all within minutes of the metropolitan area. Citizens enjoy
cultural events, quality public schools, and excellent public services. The economy is growing, housing is plentiful, and the cost of
living is moderate.

Washoe County's climate is mild, with low humidity and rainfall, and we enjoy the full range of the four seasons.




Census and Demographic Information

The Nevada State Demographer's Office has released the 2012 population estimates as certified by the Governor.  The population
of Washoe County is estimated at 427,704.  Of this total, Reno represents a population estimated to be 229,859 with Sparks at
90,214, leaving a remainder in the unincorporated county of 107,631.  You can view the complete release, along with other
demographic information, by browsing the State Demographer's website at:
http://nvdemography.org/


Source of information: www.co.washoe.nv.us




LOCAL AREA INFORMATION                                                                        

Washoe County
City of Reno
City of Sparks
Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce
About Reno/Tahoe



EDUCATION  

Churchill County School District
Lyon County School District
Truckee Meadows Community College              
Washoe County School District
Washoe County Library
University of Nevada - Reno (UNR)                 


NEWS

KOLO (ABC Affiliate)
KRNV (NBC Affiliate)
KTVN (CBS Affiliate)
Reno Gazette Journal
RenoNews.Net


WEATHER

National Weather Service
Reno Weather (Yahoo)
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Art Galleries
Golfing
National Auto Museum (Harrah's Collection)
Outdoor Adventures
Performing Arts
Reno Tahoe area Historical Sites
Skiing and Snowboarding
Sparks Christian Fellowship


Excellent Comprehensive Area Entertainment and Events sites
GoToRenoTahoe.com
Reno.com
VisitRenoTahoe.com



LOCAL EVENTS

Local Events Calendar

Reno Jazz Festival  (April)
Reno Film Festival  (June)
Reno River Festival (May)
Reno Rodeo   (June)
Artown   (July)
Hot August Nights   (August)
Burning Man   (August - September)
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off   (August-September)
Great Reno Balloon Race (September)
Reno Air Races  (September)
Street Vibrations  (September)
Nevada Day  (October)