Pershing County, Nevada

Pershing County Courthouse, Lovelock, Nevada
The Pershing County Courthouse in Lovelock
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Pershing County is in northwestern Nevada. The northwestern part of the county is lava beds and part of the famous Black Rock Desert. The county was created out of Humboldt County in 1919 and named for General John Pershing. Pershing County contains 6,037 square miles of land and 31 square miles of water. The county seat is Lovelock. Just south of Lovelock is the famous Lovelock Cave, an archaeological site where the well-preserved remains of "reed duck decoys" have been found, among other artifacts from a prehistoric hunting tribe.

Fast Facts about Pershing County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 69.7%
Hispanic: 19.3%
African-American: 5.3%
Native American: 4.9%
Other: 9.4%
Two or More Races: 3.3%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 66%
Government Sector: 28%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 5%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 1 Person per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Pershing County: 81.8
2009 Estimates:
Population: 6,286
Males: 3,860
Females: 2,426
Median Resident Age: 34.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $48,660
Estimated Median Home Value: $152,040
Major Industries:
Mining, Government, Educational Services, Health Care, Agriculture, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Nonmetallic Mineral Products, Retail Services, Social Services, Utilities, Entertainment & Recreation logo
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