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Pershing County, Nevada

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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 festival, is partially in the county.

Pershing County, Nevada
County
Pershing County
Pershingcourt.JPG
Pershing County Courthouse
Map of Nevada highlighting Pershing County
Location in the U.S. state of Nevada
Map of the United States highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location in the U.S.
Founded 1919
Named for John J. Pershing
Seat Lovelock
Largest city Lovelock
Area
 • Total 6,067 sq mi (15,713 km2)
 • Land 6,037 sq mi (15,636 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 6,753
 • Density 1.1/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7
Website pershingcounty.net

The county is listed as Nevada Historical Marker 17. The marker is at the courthouse in Lovelock.[3]

Contents

GeographyEdit

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 highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1920 2,803
1930 2,652 −5.4%
1940 2,713 2.3%
1950 3,103 14.4%
1960 3,199 3.1%
1970 2,670 −16.5%
1980 3,408 27.6%
1990 4,336 27.2%
2000 6,693 54.4%
2010 6,753 0.9%
Est. 2016 6,560 [5] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 6,693 people, 1,962 households, and 1,383 families residing 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 per square mile (0/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.

There were 1,962 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the county was $40,670, and the median income for a family 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 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,753 people, 2,018 households, and 1,375 families residing in the county.[11] 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).[12] 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.[11] 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.[13]

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 all 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.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $56,491 and the median income for a family 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.[14]

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other unincorporated communitiesEdit

Many of the following places are considered ghost towns.

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.8% 1,403 21.7% 430 7.5% 149
2012 61.9% 1,167 33.6% 632 4.5% 85
2008 58.6% 1,075 36.7% 673 4.8% 88
2004 70.0% 1,341 28.1% 538 2.0% 38
2000 67.8% 1,221 26.4% 476 5.8% 105
1996 47.4% 743 36.0% 565 16.6% 261
1992 41.1% 643 29.8% 467 29.1% 456
1988 62.1% 867 32.8% 458 5.1% 71
1984 71.9% 956 25.0% 333 3.1% 41
1980 68.4% 877 24.3% 311 7.3% 94
1976 46.9% 635 46.8% 633 6.3% 85
1972 70.0% 853 30.0% 365
1968 46.7% 567 38.4% 466 14.8% 180
1964 39.7% 486 60.3% 738
1960 47.5% 648 52.5% 716
1956 61.4% 895 38.6% 562
1952 63.8% 919 36.2% 522
1948 53.7% 677 42.9% 541 3.5% 44
1944 50.7% 538 49.3% 524
1940 46.1% 594 54.0% 696
1936 23.8% 269 76.2% 861
1932 23.8% 247 76.2% 792
1928 54.6% 543 45.4% 452
1924 36.1% 308 19.2% 164 44.7% 382
1920 56.5% 563 39.1% 389 4.4% 44

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "County Explorer". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Nevada Historical Markers". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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