Paycheck Friendly -- Locally

  • 2021-12-04, 05:00 AM
  • Robert Perea

A new study has pegged Churchill County as the fourth most paycheck-friendly county in Nevada.

The study, by SmartAsset, an online service that connects consumers to financial advisors, ranks Churchill County behind only Lander, Lincoln, and Elko counties, with a paycheck friendliness index of 87.77.

The score was calculated assuming an annual income of $50,000, then comparing the purchasing power, unemployment rate and income growth in each county.

According to the study, Churchill County ranked second in the state in income growth, with a five-year median income growth rate of 4.6%. Lincoln County had the highest income growth rate of 7.6%.

Churchill County’s worst ranking in the study was purchasing power. Using household income divided by the cost of living, Churchill County ranked 10th with a score of 1.48. The county’s unemployment rate of 3.8% was tied for the fifth-lowest in the state, with Lander, Lincoln, and Mineral counties.

Rank

County, State

Semi-Monthly Paycheck

Purchasing Power

Unemployment Rate

Income Growth

Paycheck Friendliness index

1

Lander, NV

$1,676

2.18

3.8%

2.8%

92.38

2

Lincoln, NV

$1,676

1.53

3.8%

7.6%

91.86

3

Elko, NV

$1,676

2.04

3.5%

2.4%

90.75

4

Churchill, NV

$1,676

1.48

3.8%

4.6%

87.77

5

Washoe, NV

$1,676

1.58

4.9%

4.1%

86.90

6

Humboldt, NV

$1,676

1.71

4.0%

1.6%

86.02

7

White Pine, NV

$1,676

1.54

3.4%

1.9%

85.45

8

Eureka, NV

$1,676

1.72

2.5%

-0.4%

85.41

9

Douglas, NV

$1,676

1.63

5.0%

2.5%

85.29

10

Lyon, NV

$1,676

1.48

6.0%

3.8%

84.30

 

Robert Perea

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