Winnemucca is a great place to live and a great place to work. We're a community of about 17,000 located in north central Nevada about halfway between Salt Lake City, Utah and San Francisco, California.
The local economy is largely supported by:
- Gold Mining
- Visitor Services
Of course, we are in Nevada, so gambling and gaming casino's are also important contributors to the local economy. Some of the worlds largest gold mining companies operate both underground and large scale open pit mines in the area. These operations supply some of the best paying jobs in the state. Search Winnemucca Jobs
Many of the gold mines, manufacturing firms, casinos, motels & hotels, and restaurants operate on a 24/7 schedule, so many businesses and services are available anytime day or night.
Winnemucca is surrounded by vast unpopulated stretches of lands owned by the United States of America and administered by the Bureau of Land Management. This provides an opportunity for nearly unlimited access for exploring, sightseeing, hunting, fishing and any many other recreational opportunities.
The region has a mild high desert climate, 225 days of sunshine per year, warm days in the summer moderated by the cool summer nights. A good swamp cooler is all you'll need during the day to stay cool, and in the evenings you can just open up your windows and enjoy the cool breeze. Winters are easy, with an average of only 53 days per year that the temperature drops below freezing. Monthly Tempatures
Have you been to Winnemucca, Nevada?
Following one of the main east west transportation corridors on the North American continent, 15,000 people visit Winnemucca each day as they travel through the Great Basin crossing from the Rocky Mountains to the port cities of San Francisco & Oakland, California.
You can easily have breakfast in Winnemucca, and enjoy lunch in San Francisco, Boise, or Salt Lake. Just start asking people, it won't take you long to find somebody that has been here. They may even have been in the booth next to you when you were in The Griddle at breakfast, or having dinner with you at the Martin Hotel, the night you stepped off the train from Chicago.
We were on the route when it was just a footpath, long before people were riding across these lands on horseback. Then came the pioneer's California Trail, when the gold and silver mining booms fueled the greatest Western Migration in American History. When the first transcontinental railroad was built, Winnemucca became a major shipping point serving the intermountain west.
Now Winnemucca lies
on the backbone of the Internet, astride the Union Pacific Railroad
with it's Amtrak service, and alongside Interstate 80 which begins in
New York City and ends in San Francisco.
- Location: North Central Nevada
- Elevation: 4299 feet above sea level
- Latitude: 40:58:23N Longitude: 117:44:05W