Is Elko Growing? Mayor Says Yes, State Says No
300 miles directly north of Las Vegas as the crow flies, Elko, Nevada, sports a population of 20,700 people.
Or does it?
The size of the city has become a legal sticking point. The city took the state demographer to court, arguing the state undercut the actual population.
Elko Mayor Chris Johnson believes the state has it wrong.
Chris Johnson, mayor of Elko, NV