Churchill County


Churchill County is truly the "Business Oasis of Nevada." Surrounded by high desert plains, it is a region full of green fields, fertile pastures and sparkling rivers and lakes. Fallon, the principal city and county seat, offers a warm, hometown atmosphere and an economic climate where businesses can prosper.The county's prime location in the west-central Nevada offers easy access to the entire western state region. We are in close proximity to Idaho, California, Oregon and Utah. We are one hour from Reno, and one-and-one-half hours from beautiful Lake Tahoe.

The area is ideal for business. We have sensible environmental regulations and policies, as well as affordable property and very low property taxes. Churchill County is an excellent place to do business because of its temperate climate, excellent location and transportation network, attractive, moderate cost of living, quality schools and educational environment, including a branch of the Western Nevada College, favorable, pro-business tax structure, and well-developed retail sector.

Business Advantages

The incentives of doing business in Nevada are expansive. Nevada boasts one of the most liberal tax structures in the nation and from a tax-planning perspective, the return on investment in the form of tax saving dollars can be enormous.



Sales Tax Rate

In Churchill County, the sales tax rate is 7.600.

Property Tax Rate

In Churchill County, the 2009-10 average county wide tax rate is 3.0556.

Calculating Real Property Taxes

The formula for calculating real property tax is as follows:

  • Taxable Value x .35 = Assessed Value
  • Assessed Value x Tax Rate = Total Real Property Tax

For more information, please see How Property Taxes are Calculated.

Calculating Personal Property Taxes

Using the Cost Conversion Factor tables in the Personal Property Manual, use the following formula to calculate the assessed value.

The assessed value is the value on which taxes are calculated.

  • Actual Cost x Cost Index (for appropriate year) = Cost of Replacement
  • Cost of Replacement x Percent Good = Taxable Value
  • Taxable Value x .35 = Assessed Value
  • Assessed Value x Tax Rate = Total Personal Property Tax



Year Population
2008 26,981
2007 27,190
2006 27,371
2005 25,116
2004 25,808

Source: Nevada State Demographer

Population within the Cities of Churchill County

City Year Population
Fallon 2008 9,258
2007 8,452
2006 8,299
2005 8,339
2004 8,398

Source: State of Nevada Demographer

Gender Composition

Year Est Population Male Female
# % # %
2008 25,416 12,544 49.4 12,872 50.6
2007 24,539 12,167 49.6 12,372 50.4
2006 24,637 12,313 50.0 12,324 50.0
2005 24,399 12,088 49.5 12,311 50.5

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions


Year Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment 
Rate (Local)
2009 13,433 12,621 1,259 9.1
2008 14,081 13,234 847 6.0
2007 13,226 12,600 626 4.7
2006 12,995 12,415 580 4.5
2005 12,100 11,589 511 4.2

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).