Esmeralda County, Nevada

Esmeralda County, Nevada
Esmeralda County Courthouse
Cities & Towns:
Silver Peak

Esmeralda County is in southern central Nevada with California to the southwest. Boundary Peak (13,140'), the highest point in Nevada is here. Esmeralda County contains 3,588 square miles of land and almost no surface water. Most folks think the name was given by an early miner, J. M. Corey, after the gypsy dancer in Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. At 0.194-people-per-square mile (in 2007), Esmeralda County has the second lowest density population in the 48 contiguous states. The county seat is Goldfield.

Fast Facts about Esmeralda County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 80.4%
Hispanic: 10.2%
Native American: 8.3%
Other: 7.6%
Two or More Races: 4.9%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 60%
Government Sector: 30%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Population Density: 0.174 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Esmeralda County: 78.7
2009 Estimates:
Population: 626
Males: 346
Females: 280
Median Resident Age: 45.1 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $39,730
Estimated Median Home Value: $90,650
Major Industries:
Government, Mining, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture, Educational Services, Utilities, Professional Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Transportation Services, Information Services logo
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