Lander County, Nevada

Cities & Towns:
Battle Mountain

Lander County is pretty much in the center of Nevada. It was one of the original 9 counties of Nevada created in 1861. Lander County is named for Frederick W. Lander, the federal engineer who, in 1857, built a wagon route through the area. Lander died in Virginia during the Civil War, after serving in Nevada as a Special Indian Agent. Lander County contains 5,493 square miles of land and 26 square miles of water. There are no incorporated communities in Lander County, including Battle Mountain. Austin was the county seat from 1863 until it was moved to Battle Mountain in 1979.

Fast Facts about Lander County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 75.7%
Hispanic: 18.5%
Native American: 4.8%
Other: 8.7%
Two or More Races: 2.3%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 69%
Government Sector: 25%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 5%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 1 Person per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Lander County: 80.2
2009 Estimates:
Population: 5,159
Males: 2,647
Females: 2,512
Median Resident Age: 34.1 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $55,120
Estimated Median Home Value: $107,400
Major Industries:
Mining, Educational Services, Government, Construction, Health Care, Agriculture, Retail Services, Lodging & Food Services, Social Services, Transportation Services logo
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