Verdi, Nevada

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Verdi, Nevada
Census-designated place
Verdi, Nevada (526801696).jpg
Washoe County Nevada Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Verdi-Mogul Highlighted.svg
Location of Verdi, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°31′6″N119°59′19″W / 39.51833°N 119.98861°W / 39.51833; -119.98861 Coordinates: 39°31′6″N119°59′19″W / 39.51833°N 119.98861°W / 39.51833; -119.98861
Country United States
State Nevada
County Washoe
Area
  Total 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
  Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
  Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 4,905 ft (1,495 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,415
  Density 410/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
  Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89439
FIPS code 32-79400
Reference no. 191

Verdi ( /ˈvɜːrd/ VUR-dye) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, United States on the western side of the Reno Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area, near Interstate 80. The CDP of Verdi, California lies immediately adjacent across the state line. Both are in the shadow of California's Verdi Range. In 2010, the population was 1,415. [1] Prior to 2010, the community was listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the Verdi-Mogul CDP. [1]

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Washoe County, Nevada County in the United States

Washoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 421,407, making it Nevada's second-most populous county. Its county seat is Reno.

Nevada State of the United States of America

Nevada is a state in the Western United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 32nd most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital, however, is Carson City.

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History

Originally known as O'Neils Crossing, for the man who built a bridge there in 1860. [2]

Name

The town of Verdi was named after Giuseppe Verdi by Charles Crocker, founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, when he pulled a slip of paper from a hat and read the name of the Italian opera composer in 1868. [3] The name is pronounced by the local population as VUR-dye.

Giuseppe Verdi 19th-century Italian opera composer

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him. By his 30s, he had become one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.

Charles Crocker American railroad executive who founded the Central Pacific Railroad

Charles Crocker was an American railroad executive who was one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad, which constructed the westernmost portion of the first transcontinental railroad, and took control with partners of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Central Pacific Railroad transport company

The Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) was a rail route between California and Utah built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. It later became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Geography

Third Street (Old U.S. Route 40) passes over the Truckee River, as seen from Crystal Peak Park in Verdi. NV SR 425 - Truckee River.jpg
Third Street (Old U.S. Route 40) passes over the Truckee River, as seen from Crystal Peak Park in Verdi.

Verdi is located at 39°31′6″N119°59′19″W / 39.51833°N 119.98861°W / 39.51833; -119.98861 (39.5183, -119.9887) on the western border of Nevada, adjacent to the California state line.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Borders are geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, sovereign states, federated states, and other subnational entities. Borders are established through agreements between political or social entities that control those areas; the creation of these agreements is called boundary delimitation.

The CDP has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 3.35%, is water. [1]

2008 earthquake swarm

In February 2008 an earthquake swarm began, and ended in June 2008. The total number of earthquakes in the census-designated place reached over 5,000 and ranged in magnitude from 0.7 to 4.7 on the Richter magnitude scale.

Earthquake swarm events where a local area experiences sequences of many earthquakes striking in a relatively short period;differentiated from earthquakes succeeded by a series of aftershocks by the observation - no single earthquake in the sequence is the main shock

Earthquake swarms are events where a local area experiences sequences of many earthquakes striking in a relatively short period of time. The length of time used to define the swarm itself varies, but may be of the order of days, weeks, or months. They are differentiated from earthquakes succeeded by a series of aftershocks by the observation that no single earthquake in the sequence is obviously the main shock.

The so-called Richter magnitude scale – more accurately, Richter's magnitude scale, or just Richter magnitude – for measuring the strength ("size") of earthquakes refers to the original "magnitude scale" developed by Charles F. Richter and presented in his landmark 1935 paper, and later revised and renamed the Local magnitude scale, denoted as "ML" or "ML". Because of various shortcomings of the ML scale most seismological authorities now use other scales, such as the moment magnitude scale (Mw ), to report earthquake magnitudes, but much of the news media still refers to these as "Richter" magnitudes. All magnitude scales retain the logarithmic character of the original, and are scaled to have roughly comparable numeric values.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,415 people in the CDP. The population density was 416.2 people per square mile (162.6/km²). There were 686 housing units at an average density of 201.8 per square mile (78.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, .9% Asian, 0.8% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, .5% some other race, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population. [4]

There were 641 households, out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were headed by married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21, and the average family size was 2.66. [4]

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 14.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 17.3% from 25 to 44, 41.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males. [4]

For the period 2007-2011, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $79,324, and the median income for a family was $96,518. Male full-time workers had a median income of $51,464 versus $77,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $87,680. About 3.3% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 0% of those age 65 or over. [5]

Education

The Verdi area is served by the Washoe County School District.

Economy

Verdi is home to two of the closest Nevada casinos and RV parks to California on I-80: [6] Terrible's Gold Ranch Casino, now known simply as Gold Ranch Casino, at Exit 2 and the Boomtown Reno at Exit 4. Nearby is the closest Cabela's to California.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Verdi CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  2. Carlson, Helen S. (1985). Nevada place names : a geographical dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 238. ISBN   0-87417-094-X.
  3. "A Brief History of Verdi", Verdi History Center
  4. 1 2 3 "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Verdi CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  5. "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Verdi CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  6. Terrible's Gold Ranch Casino