Esmeralda County

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Esmeralda County, Nevada

PO Box 547
Goldfield, NV 89013
Phone: (775) 485-6367
Fax: (775) 485-6376
www.governet.net/NV/CO/ESM/home.cfm

On the central southern border of NV with CA; original county; organized Nov 25, 1861 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Esmeralda Mining District, from Spanish 'emerald,' for the stones found there

Area (sq mi):: 3589.00 (land 3588.50; water 0.50) Population per square mile: 0.20
Population 2005: 787 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -18.90%; 1990-2000 -27.80% Population 2000: 971 (White 80.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 10.20%; Asian 0.00%; Other 17.80%). Foreign born: 6.50%. Median age: 45.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,971; median household $33,203; Population below poverty level: 15.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,411-$29,435
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.90% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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