Humboldt County, Nevada

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Humboldt County is in northwestern Nevada with Oregon to the north. A big part of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area is here. The county was named for the Humboldt River, which John C. Fremont had earlier named for Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, a German traveler, statesman and naturalist. Humboldt County contains 9,658 square miles of land and 10 square miles of water. The county seat is Winnemucca.

Fast Facts about Humboldt County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 74.4%
Hispanic: 18.9%
African-American: 0.5%
Native American: 5.1%
Other: 8.5%
Two or More Races: 3.1%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 74%
Government Sector: 18%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Population Density: 2 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Humboldt County: 82.3
2009 Estimates:
Population: 18,260
Males: 9,568
Females: 8,692
Median Resident Age: 33.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $56,410
Estimated Median Home Value: $153,860
Major Industries:
Mining, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Government, Agriculture, Health Care, Transportation Services, Retail Services, Transportation Services logo
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