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Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The majority of the population of the town lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada. Carson City is about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno and originated 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. The city has served as the capital of Nevada since statehood in 1864 and for much of its history was a hub for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, although the tracks were removed in the 1950s. Prior to 1969, Carson City was also the county seat of Ormsby County. In 1969, the county was abolished, and its territory was merged with Carson City to form the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City. With the consolidation, the city limits today extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Like other independent cities in the United States, it is treated as a county-equivalent for census purposes.




Carson City

Updated on 07/26/2016 9:24 AM

Carson City

Population as of 2010 census  55,274 Average Annual Snowfall 22.2"
Land Area in square miles 146 Average Annual Rainfall   11.8"
Land Area in square kilometers 371.8 Average High Temperature (Summer) 89° 
Surface Water in square kilometers 31.9 Average Low Temperature (Winter) 19° 
Elevation 4,687' above sea level Average Growing Season  123 days
Average Yearly Days of Sunshine  266 Day