Eureka County, Nevada

Cities & Towns:
Crescent Valley

Eureka County is in north central Nevada. A silver strike in 1873 led to the creation of the county out of eastern Lander County. It was named for the Greek word Eureka, which means "I have found it!" The county contains 4,176 square miles of land and 4 square miles of water. The southern part of the county is crossed east-west by US Highway 50, "The Loneliest Road in America." The county seat is Eureka.

Fast Facts about Eureka County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 84.9%
Hispanic: 9.6%
Native American: 4.1%
Other: 4.4%
Two or More Races: 3.5%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 59%
Government Sector: 29%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 11%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 0.409 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Eureka County: 80.3
2009 Estimates:
Population: 1,707
Males: 881
Females: 826
Median Resident Age: 38.3 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $49,550
Estimated Median Home Value: $125,450
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Mining, Agriculture, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Retail Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Transportation Services, Health Care logo
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