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Nevada (/nəˈvdə/ nə-VAY-də, unlike the state of Nevada) is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 822 at the 2010 census.[3] First settled in 1835 by John McMinn Stambaugh and named "McMinn Chapel", the area was settled by Granville Stinebaugh, who named it after the Nevada Territory. Nevada enjoyed some prosperity after becoming a stop on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, and the town incorporated in 1889.

Nevada, Texas
Nevada City Hall
Nevada City Hall
Location of Nevada in Collin County, Texas
Location of Nevada in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°2′36″N 96°22′23″W / 33.04333°N 96.37306°W / 33.04333; -96.37306Coordinates: 33°2′36″N 96°22′23″W / 33.04333°N 96.37306°W / 33.04333; -96.37306
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.40 sq mi (6.21 km2)
 • Land2.39 sq mi (6.18 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
643 ft (196 m)
 • Total822
 • Density344/sq mi (133.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-50760[1]
GNIS feature ID1375113[2]

On 9 May 1927, a half-mile-wide F4 tornado ripped through Nevada, leaving 19 dead, 100 injured, and property damage exceeding $650,000.[4] The town had a difficult recovery; citizens voted to unincorporate, and placed the restoration of the community in the hands of the Collin County authorities. However, the growing mechanisation involved in agriculture, along with the Great Depression, caused the town to fall into stagnation. The railroad later removed its tracks from the area.

Recent growth in Collin County during the last 25 years has moderately improved life in Nevada. The population has again reached the heights of 1927, and the town reincorporated in 1988.


Nevada is located in southeastern Collin County at 33°02′36″N 96°22′23″W / 33.043247°N 96.373165°W / 33.043247; -96.373165.[5] It is 4 miles (6 km) east of Lavon and 4 miles west of Josephine. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Garland and 36 miles (58 km) northeast of downtown Dallas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Nevada has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.52%, is water.[3]


Census Pop.
Est. 20181,219[6]48.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 563 people, 187 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 486.0 people per square mile (187.4/km2). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 175.2/sq mi (67.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.23% White, 5.51% African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.57% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,500, and the median income for a family was $49,688. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,221. About 2.2% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.


The city is served by the Community Independent School District.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Nevada city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Gazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Environmental Films. p. 809. ISBN 1-879362-03-1.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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