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Storey County, Nevada

Cities & Towns:
Gold Hill
Virginia City

Storey County is in western Nevada, southeast of Reno and northeast of Carson City. This was big-time hard rock mining country. When Storey County was created, it was the most populous county in Nevada. Storey County was named for Captain Edward Farris Storey, a casualty of the 1860 Pyramid Lake Indian War. Storey County contains 264 square miles of land and almost no water surface. Storey County is one of 11 counties in Nevada where the world's oldest profession is legal (and regulated and taxed). The county seat is Virginia City.

Fast Facts about Storey County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 90.0%
Hispanic: 5.1%
Native American: 2.8%
Other: 1.7%
Two or More Races: 2.4%
Filipino: 0.5%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 72%
Government Sector: 17%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 17 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Storey County: 84.2
2009 Estimates:
Population: 4,441
Males: 2,300
Females: 2,141
Median Resident Age: 44.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $54,430
Estimated Median Home Value: $231,100
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Educational Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Government, Retail Services, Transportation Services, Health Care, Finance & Insurance Services, Electrical Equipment & Components logo
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