Nye County

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Nye County, Nevada

PO Box 1031
Tonopah, NV 89049
Phone: (775) 482-8127
Fax: (775) 482-8133
www.co.nye.nv.us

In south-central NV; organized Feb 16, 1864 from Esmeralda County; largest county in NV. Name Origin: For James Warren Nye (1814-76), NY statesman, governor of NV Territory (1861-64), and U.S. senator from NV (1864-73)

Area (sq mi):: 18158.73 (land 18146.66; water 12.07) Population per square mile: 2.20
Population 2005: 40,477 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 24.60%; 1990-2000 82.70% Population 2000: 32,485 (White 84.70%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 8.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 8.40%). Foreign born: 5.00%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,962; median household $36,024; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,201-$25,752
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 28.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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