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Incline Village, Nevada
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Location of Incline Village, Nevada
Location of Incline Village, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°14′45″N 119°57′0″W / 39.24583°N 119.95000°W / 39.24583; -119.95000
INCLINE VILLAGE NEVADA Latitude and Longitude:

39°14′45″N 119°57′0″W / 39.24583°N 119.95000°W / 39.24583; -119.95000
CountryUnited States
State Nevada
 • Total21.7 sq mi (56.3 km2)
 • Land21.5 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
6,350 ft (1,940 m)
 ( 2010)
 • Total8,777
 • Density400/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 ( Pacific (PST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
FIPS code32-35100

Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The population was 8,777 at the 2010 census. [2] It is part of the RenoSparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. Until the 2010 census, the CDP Crystal Bay, Nevada was counted jointly with Incline Village.

Sierra Nevada College's main campus is located in Incline Village.


The town center is 6,350 feet (1,940 m) above sea level; [3] nearly 20% higher than "mile-high" Denver, Colorado.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the GID has a total area of 21.7 square miles (56.3 km2), of which 21.5 square miles (55.8 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.97%, is water. [2]

Several creeks cross Incline Village on the way to Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe. Heading east from Stateline Point, these include First, Second and Third Creeks, then Incline Creek and finally Mill Creek at the eastern end. [4]


As of the census of 2010, there were 8,777 people, 3,765 households, and 2,335 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 408.2 people per square mile (157.3/km²). There were 7,667 housing units at an average density of 356.6 per square mile (137.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8.1% some other race, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.8% of the population. [5]

There were 3,765 households, out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were headed by married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29, and the average family size was 2.74. [2]

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males. [2]

Prior to 2010, the CDP was listed as "Incline Village–Crystal Bay, Nevada" by the U.S. Census Bureau. Crystal Bay, with a population of 305, became its own CDP for the 2010 census.

For the period 2007-2011, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $78,375, and the median income for a family was $93,831. Males had a median income of $55,693 versus $47,993 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $54,787. About 2.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over. [6]

The largest industry is real estate with sales in excess of $1 billion in 2005. The median price for a single family residence in 2010 is $845,000 and for a condo is $335,000.[ citation needed]

The local newspaper is the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.

Tax haven

The village is known as a haven for business and wealthy individuals from California and Southern Nevada. While some move to the village, others register shell corporations and fictitious primary residences there to avoid paying California taxes. [7] [8] A Montara, California, politician faced controversy for reporting Incline as her primary residence for tax purposes while also running for office in California. [9] Joe Francis, creator of "Girls Gone Wild", was registered as a resident in Incline but living in Los Angeles, California during the time he was found guilty of tax fraud and bribery. [10] Michael DeDomenico, heir of the Rice-A-Roni and Ghirardelli fortune, was charged with evading $1.5 million in taxes to California by falsely claiming residency in Nevada. He owned homes in Verdi and Incline. [11]


Climate data for Incline Village–Crystal Bay, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 39.4
Average low °F (°C) 20.5
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.95
Source: National Weather Service


The area is served by the Washoe County School District. Public schools in the CDP are Incline Elementary, Middle, and High School (public, K–12). The Lake Tahoe School is a private school for grades K–8.

Sierra Nevada College is located in Incline.


Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company rail line in 1891

Incline Village was established in 1882 with a post office opening February 7, 1884. [12] [13]


Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company

The Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company (SNW&L) was a logging company that operated on the northeast side of Lake Tahoe at what is today known as Incline Village, which was named after the SNW&L incline railway that served the area. Timber was required for the mines during the mining boom in the late 1800s of the nearby Comstock Lode in Virginia City. The timber around Lake Tahoe was placed on the incline railway where it was taken up 1,400 feet (430 m) and then dropped by a gravity flume down the western side of mountain to a 3000 ft tunnel to Carson City. The company operated a number of other railroad lines that were 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge and standard gauge. [15]

Notable residents


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  2. ^ a b c d "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Incline Village CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Marlette Lake and Mount Rose quadrangles, 2012
  4. ^ Barbara Lekisch (1988). Tahoe Place Names: The Origin and History of Names in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Great West Books. p. 173. ISBN  9780944220016. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Incline Village CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Incline Village CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Maita, Stephen (1987-09-14). "Companies Flocking to Nevada". San Francisco Chronicle (final ed.). San Francisco. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  8. ^ Kasler, Dale (2003-01-31). "Tax haven - More of state's wealthy residents could make move to Nevada". Sacramento Bee (metro final ed.). Sacramento. p. 1. ISSN  0890-5738. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  9. ^ Smydra, David F. (2007-10-17). "Controversy surfaces over Slater-Carter residency". Half Moon Bay Review. Half Moon Bay. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  10. ^ Cherb, Sandra (2008-04-14). "Tax evasion trial for 'Girls Gone Wild' founder moved to LA". Associated Press Archive. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  11. ^ Vargas, Dale (1991-09-07). "Rice-A-Roni Heir Charged In Tax Case". Sacramento Bee (METRO FINAL ed.). Sacramento. p. 4. ISSN  0890-5738. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  12. ^ Carlson, Helen S. (1985). Nevada place names : a geographical dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 141. ISBN  0-87417-094-X.
  13. ^ Folklore has it that in 1958 legendary Geroge Whittel was "tricked" into granting an option to purchase approximately 9,000 acres of pristine forest land on the northeastern rim of Lake Tahoe, today known as Incline Village, to John Maloney for $5 Million. Maloney peddled the option (for $300,000) to two CPAs from Oklahoma (Eugene Jordan and Art Wood) who soon became real estate developers. On March 30, 1959, with the intent of developing Incline Village, Wood and others were successful in lobbying the State Legislature to adopt legislation creating General Improvement Districts ("GIDs"). Once successful, on September 24, 1959 the option to purchase these 9,000 acres was exercised on the eve of its expiration. Folklore has it that the $5 Million purchase price was paid to Whittel, in cash, and left in a shopping bag at his front door. Thereafter, the land was deeded to Jordan. On October 1, 1959 Jordan conveyed these 9,000 acres to Wood. On June 1, 1960 Wood conveyed these lands to a newly created Crystal Bay Development Co. ("CBD") for $25 Million. In what became commonplace at the time, residential real estate developers used the artifice of a GID to transfer the financial obligation(s) of installing public infrastructure improvements (such as streets, gutters, storm drains, sewerage and water services) onto persons rather than themselves. And, on April 20, 1961 IVGID was created by emergency Washoe County Ordinance No. 95. Its first trustees were Raymond Plunkett, Raymond Smith, Robert L. McDonald , Harold Tiller and John M. Uhald; all principles in CBD. IVGID's stated powers were limited to paving, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, sewer disposal and water supply. Contrary to popular belief, Ordinance No. 95 did not include the grant of recreation because that power did not exist at the time (it was not added to NRS 318 as an additional power until 1965). Armed with control of a "governmental" unit, CBD could and did use IVGID to issue revenue bonds to construct public infrastructure improvements and assess local property owners for the servicing costs associated with these bonds. On June 1, 1961 the IVGID Board adopted Resolution Nos. 2-5 determining the public infrastructure improvements to be constructed [water {project #61-1 (Resolution No. 6)}, sewer {project #61-2 (Resolution No. 7)} and roads {project #61-3 (Resolution No. 8)}], and their sources for payment [i.e., the issuance of revenue bonds (Resolution Nos. 21-23) whose premiums would be paid by way of special assessment against those properties specially benefited. On July 28, 1961 the IVGID Board approved the sale of $1,881,744 of water bonds (Resolution No. 24), $1,631,890 of sewer bonds (Resolution No. 25), and $1,881,744 of road bonds (Resolution No. 26). Thereafter, CBD began selling real property in Incline Village. It "subdivided the parcel into 1700 lots(, and) by 1968, over three thousand homes had been built." Representations were made to each purchaser of property that the beaches at Lake Tahoe [Burnt Cedar and Incline] would be a private homeowner amenity available only to property owners/their guests. Some type of homeowners' association [the Incline Village Recreation Association ("IVRA")] was loosely created to administer this homeowner amenity. As part of the sale of Incline Village property, each property owner contracted to pay the IVRA "yearly dues sufficient to purchase, improve and maintain these community beaches," and he/she/it obtained a one voting share interest in the IVRA. These beaches were not made available for local property owners' actual use until May 30, 1964.
  14. ^ The community is an unincorporated part of Washoe County and the first master planned community at Lake Tahoe. The first roundabout ever constructed in the Lake Tahoe Basin was built in 2012 at the intersection of Highways 28 and 431. Known as Spumoni Circle, the roundabout contains life size bronze sculptures of the local wildlife by artist June Brown.
  15. ^ Company History at Truckee–Donner Historical Society
  16. ^ Tilton, Sarah (December 6, 2012). "Where Big money Comes to Play". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
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  18. ^ "Profile: Michael Milken". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
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