Cost of Living in Fallon Station, Nevada

Cost of Living in Fallon Station, Nevada

Fallon Station is a Census-designated place in Churchill County, Nevada, with a population of 628. The total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities for a single adult in Fallon Station is $39,942 a year — greater than the annual cost of living for Nevada of $33,050 and greater than the national figure of $38,433.

Using cost of living data from the nonprofift think tank Economic Policy Institute, 24/7 Wall St. estimated the cost of living in Fallon Station and over 29,000 other cities and towns in the US.

Transportation Costs in Fallon Station, Nevada

Transportation can also be a significant component of cost of living. In Fallon Station, 91.20% of commuters drive to work, compared to 85.5% of commuters nationwide. An estimated 93.00% of workers commute to jobs outside of Fallon Station, a larger share than the 43.7% share of commuters nationwide who live and work in different cities. The average commute in Fallon Station is 7.4 minutes long, compared to the 26.6-minute average commute nationwide. Taking into account the cost of gas, as well as public transit and car maintenance, the EPI estimates that a single person in Fallon Station spends $11,606 a year on transportation, more than the national average of $9,760.

Health Care Costs in Fallon Station, Nevada

Out-of-pocket health care costs and insurance premiums — assuming at least a basic level of health insurance coverage — are far higher than they are on average nationwide in Fallon Station and also well above what they are across Nevada as a whole.

For a single adult living in the area, average health care costs come out to $5,775 per year, compared to an average of $3,684 across Nevada and $4,266 nationwide.

Child care Costs in Fallon Station, Nevada

For families with children, child care adds thousands of dollars to overall annual spending. In Fallon Station, the average annual cost of child care for two children — one 4 year old and one 8 year old — is $14,436, about $1,500 less than the comparable average of $15,953 across all of Nevada. Meanwhile, across the U.S. as a whole, childcare expenses for two children averages $15,853 per year.

Food Costs in Fallon Station, Nevada

Food is another every day expense that has a significant impact on overall cost of living. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the cost of food varies from city to city and town to town.

In Fallon Station, a single adult spends an average of $3,374 on food annually, and a family of four spends $9,745 on average. For context, average annual food expenditure across Nevada and the U.S., respectively, are $3,241 and $3,240 for a single adult, and $9,359 and $9,354 for a family of four. These estimates are calculated for a nutritionally adequate diet of food purchased at a grocery store for at-home preparation.

Taxes in Fallon Station, Nevada

Few expenses vary as much from city to city and town to town as taxes. Accounting for state and federal income taxes, as well as Social Security contributions and Medicare payroll taxes, the average adult working in Fallon Station, Nevada pays $5,986 annually — a relatively high sum compared to the the statewide average of $4,692.

It is important to note that these calculations do not include other common taxes such as property, sales, and excise taxes. Accounting for these taxes, while excluding taxes levied at the federal level, Fallon Station residents live in a state with a modest average tax burden. Per capita state tax collections in Nevada total $3,018 per year, compared to the $3,151 average across all states.

Methodology

To estimate the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes, and other necessities, 24/7 Wall St. assigned county-level Economic Policy Institute data to cities, towns, villages and Census-designated places based on boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. For places that span multiple counties, data was aggregated based on the percentage of boundary overlap.


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