McGill, Nevada


McGill is a census-designated place about 12 miles north of Ely via US 93. The McGill Ranch post office was established in 1891 but the town didn't occur until William N. McGill sold part of his ranch to the Steptoe Valley Mining and Smelter Comapny (Nevada Consolidated Copper Company by another name, later sold to Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation). McGill is where the main smelter and reduction plant were constructed for processing copper ores mined near Ruth.

As a company town, everything in the town was strictly managed. No saloons, no gambling dens, no bordellos... for that matter, the town was actually segregated by nationality, and the center of McGill was reserved for those folks who'd risen high in the mining company's hierarchy.

The concentration mill and several other buildings caught fire and burned to the ground in July, 1922. The whole place was rebuilt by 1930 and was handling 14,000 tons of copper ore every day.

The smelter closed again in the 1990's but McGill is still a populated town with a thriving business district.

Fast Facts about McGill, Nevada

McGill, White Pine County, NV 89318
Latitude: 39.4011°N
Longitude: 114.7788°W
Elevation: 6,204'

Education:
High School or Higher: 75.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 2.1%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 0.7%
Median Resident Age: 44.6 Years
Cost of Living Index for McGill: 87.3

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $44,100
Median Home Value: $57,500
Major Industries:
Government, Construction, Groceries, Mining, Social Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Health Care, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Truck Transportation, Utilities, Building Materials
Unemployed (July 2015): 6.6%
 

2010 Population Demographics

Total Population
1,148
Males
577
Females
571
Population by Age
Under 18
279
18 & over
869
20-24
53
25-34
130
35-49
178
50-64
274
65 & over
216
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
110
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,038
Population by Race
White
1,058
African-American
6
Asian
4
Native American
21
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
29
Two or more
30
 

White Pine County Pages