- Beatty, Nevada
official_name = Beatty, Nevada
settlement_type = CDP
nickname = Gateway to Death Valley [ [http://www.beattynevada.org/ Beatty Chamber of Commerce ] ] [ [http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com/2007/Nov-07-Wed-2007/news/17725240.html Pahrump Valley Times - Nye County's Largest Newspaper Circulation ] ]
image_caption = Beatty, Nevada
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Beatty, Nevada
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 454.9
area_land_km2 = 454.9
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 175.6
area_land_sq_mi = 175.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1154
population_density_km2 = 2.5
population_density_sq_mi = 6.6
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
elevation_m = 1008
elevation_ft = 3307
latd = 36 |latm = 54 |lats = 34 |latNS = N
longd = 116 |longm = 45 |longs = 16 |longEW = W
Beatty is a
census-designated placeand town located on the Amargosa Riverin Nye County in the U.S. stateof Nevada. The population was 1,154 at the 2000 census. Wired telephone service numbers for the Beatty central officefollow the format: (775) 553-xxxx.
The town was named after Montillus (Montillion), Murray "Old Man" Beatty who settled on a ranch in the area at the end of the 19th century. He was Beatty's first postmaster when it opened on
January 19, 1905. He died in December 1908. In 1905, Beatty became a railway center for the Bullfrog Mining District which included mining towns such as nearby Rhyolite, Nevada.
Beatty is home to the Beatty Museum and Historical Society (open 10-4) at 417 Main Street. The Death Valley Nut and Candy Company located on the north end of town bills itself as the World's Most Beautiful gas station. It is located between the Motel 6 and the Stagecoach motel/casino.Beatty is the nearest town to the
Yucca Mountainfacility (18 miles to the east), and houses Bechtel Corporation's visitor center for the site (as the site itself is in restricted-access land). The visitor center has been closed as of May 2007. Beatty is also close to Death Valley National Parkand the outdoor sculpture park, [http://www.goldwellmuseum.org Goldwell Open Air Museum.]
Beatty is located at coor dms|36|54|34|N|116|45|16|W|city (36.909337, -116.754531)GR|1, at 3,320 feet in elevation.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 175.6 square miles (454.9 km²), all of it land.
of any race were 8.93% of the population.
There were 535 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.5% were non-families. 43.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 119.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $52,639. Males had a median income of $44,438 versus $25,962 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $16,971. About 10.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 19.6% of those age 65 or over.
Access to Beatty is from U.S. Route 95 or State Route 374 which comes in from Death Valley.
There is also a general aviation airfield,
Beatty Airport, just south of town.
From 1906-1918, the
Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroadoperated to Las Vegas. The tracks were abandoned and scrapped in 1919 during World War I.
* [http://www.hellsgatenevada.com/ Beatty Info Site]
* [http://www.beattynv.com/ Beatty Home Page]
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