Paradise Valley, Nevada

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Paradise Valley, Nevada
Census-designated place
2014-06-12 15 06 55 View north along Nevada State Route 290 (Paradise Valley Road) 17.8 miles north of the southern terminus in Paradise Valley, Nevada.JPG
Paradise Valley is located in Nevada
Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 41°29′35″N 117°31′59″W / 41.49306°N 117.53306°W / 41.49306; -117.53306Coordinates: 41°29′35″N 117°31′59″W / 41.49306°N 117.53306°W / 41.49306; -117.53306
Country United States
State Nevada
County Humboldt
 • Total 15.9 sq mi (41.3 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 109
 • Density 6.8/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-55400
Reference No. 89

Paradise Valley (zip code 89426) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, Nevada, United States, near the Santa Rosa Ranger District of Humboldt National Forest. It is located at the northern terminus of Nevada State Route 290, about 19 miles (31 km) northeast of U.S. Highway 95 and a total of 40 miles (64 km) north of Winnemucca. The town is located in a broad valley, with the Santa Rosa Range of mountains just to the northwest. At the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 109.[1]


As of the census of 2010, there were 109 people, 51 households, and 35 families residing in the CDP. There were 92 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.0% White, 1.8% Native American, 6.4% some other race, and 2.8% from two or more races. 18.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The town is name checked in The Beautiful South album track "This Old Skin" at the beginning of the second verse.

Trapper and self-styled mountain man Claude Dallas eluded capture for 15 months after killing two Idaho Fish & Game wardens in Idaho, near Paradise Valley, in 1981. After conviction, he escaped from prison in 1986 and after almost a year was recaptured, again near Paradise Valley.[3]


Humboldt County School District serves the community.

The sole school in Paradise Valley is the Paradise Valley School, which serves Kindergarten through Grade 8.


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Paradise Valley CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Paradise Valley CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Popkey, Dan (Mar 23, 2008). "How did notorious Idaho outlaw, Claude Dallas, escape?". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Prudic, D.E. and M.E. Herman. (1996). Ground-water flow and simulated effects of development in Paradise Valley, a basin tributary to the Humboldt River in Humboldt County, Nevada [U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1409-F]. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.