Pershing County, Nevada

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Pershing County
Pershing County
Pershing County Courthouse in Lovelock
Flag of Pershing County
Map of Nevada highlighting Pershing County
Location within the U.S. state of Nevada
Map of the United States highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°27′N 118°24′W / 40.45°N 118.4°W / 40.45; -118.4
Country United States
State Nevada
Founded1919; 103 years ago (1919)
Named forJohn J. Pershing
SeatLovelock
Largest cityLovelock
Area
 • Total6,067 sq mi (15,710 km2)
 • Land6,037 sq mi (15,640 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,753
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,725
 • Density1.1/sq mi (0.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitepershingcounty.net

Pershing County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,753.[1] Its county seat is Lovelock.[2] The county was named after army general John J. Pershing (1860–1948). It was formed from Humboldt County in 1919, and the last county to be established in Nevada. The Black Rock Desert, location for the annual Burning Man event, is partially in the county. The county is listed as Nevada Historical Marker 17. The marker is at the courthouse in Lovelock.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,067 square miles (15,710 km2), of which 6,037 square miles (15,640 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4] The tallest and most topographically prominent mountain in Pershing County is Star Peak at 9,840 ft (3,000 m).

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19202,803
19302,652−5.4%
19402,7132.3%
19503,10314.4%
19603,1993.1%
19702,670−16.5%
19803,40827.6%
19904,33627.2%
20006,69354.4%
20106,7530.9%
20206,650−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2018[1]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 6,693 people, 1,962 households, and 1,383 families living in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0.4/km2). There were 2,389 housing units at an average density of 0.39 per square mile (0.15/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 77.69% White, 5.35% Black or African American, 3.42% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 9.38% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. 19.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[9] Of the 1,962 households 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.30% of households were one person and 8.60% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.22.

The age distribution was 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 36.00% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 158.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 182.10 males.

The median household income was $40,670 and the median family income was $46,268. Males had a median income of $34,417 versus $24,301 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,589. About 10.20% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census, there were 6,753 people, 2,018 households, and 1,375 families living in the county.[10] The population density was 1.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.42/km2). There were 2,464 housing units at an average density of 0.4 per square mile (0.15/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 81.9% white, 3.7% black or African American, 3.2% American Indian, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 6.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 22.3% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 19.5% were German, 16.8% were Irish, 13.8% were English, 5.1% were Italian, and 4.4% were American.[12]

Of the 2,018 households, 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.9% were non-families, and 26.6% of households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 41.0 years.[10]

The median household income was $56,491 and the median family income was $61,410. Males had a median income of $51,333 versus $28,871 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,519. About 10.2% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Many of the following places are considered ghost towns.

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Pershing County, Nevada[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,731 74.61% 547 23.58% 42 1.81%
2016 1,403 70.79% 430 21.70% 149 7.52%
2012 1,167 61.94% 632 33.55% 85 4.51%
2008 1,075 58.55% 673 36.66% 88 4.79%
2004 1,341 69.95% 538 28.06% 38 1.98%
2000 1,221 67.76% 476 26.42% 105 5.83%
1996 743 47.36% 565 36.01% 261 16.63%
1992 643 41.06% 467 29.82% 456 29.12%
1988 867 62.11% 458 32.81% 71 5.09%
1984 956 71.88% 333 25.04% 41 3.08%
1980 877 68.41% 311 24.26% 94 7.33%
1976 635 46.93% 633 46.78% 85 6.28%
1972 853 70.03% 365 29.97% 0 0.00%
1968 567 46.74% 466 38.42% 180 14.84%
1964 486 39.71% 738 60.29% 0 0.00%
1960 648 47.51% 716 52.49% 0 0.00%
1956 895 61.43% 562 38.57% 0 0.00%
1952 919 63.78% 522 36.22% 0 0.00%
1948 677 53.65% 541 42.87% 44 3.49%
1944 538 50.66% 524 49.34% 0 0.00%
1940 594 46.05% 696 53.95% 0 0.00%
1936 269 23.81% 861 76.19% 0 0.00%
1932 247 23.77% 792 76.23% 0 0.00%
1928 543 54.57% 452 45.43% 0 0.00%
1924 308 36.07% 164 19.20% 382 44.73%
1920 563 56.53% 389 39.06% 44 4.42%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "County Explorer". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Nevada Historical Markers". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°27′N 118°24′W / 40.45°N 118.40°W / 40.45; -118.40