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Eureka County, Nevada
Map of Nevada highlighting Eureka County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location in the U.S.
Seat Eureka
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,180 sq mi (10,826 km²)
4,176 sq mi (10,816 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.10%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1,651
0.39/sq mi (0.15/km²)
Founded 1873
Website www.co.eureka.nv.us

Eureka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,651. Its county seat is Eureka[1].

Eureka County is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Eureka County was created out of eastern Lander County in 1873 after silver was discovered more than 100 miles (160 km) east of Austin. The residents of the new mining camp complained that Austin was too far to go for county business and a new county was created. It was named for the ancient Greek term, Eureka, meaning, "I have found it." This term was used earlier in California and other locations. Eureka has always been the county seat.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,180 square miles (10,826 km²), of which, 4,176 square miles (10,816 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,651 people, 666 households, and 440 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.39 people per square mile (0.15/km²). There were 1,025 housing units at an average density of 0.25 per square mile (0.09/km²).

There were 666 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,417, and the median income for a family was $49,438. Males had a median income of $45,167 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,629. 12.60% of the population and 8.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.70% are under the age of 18 and 16.40% are 65 or older.

Communities

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 39°59′N 116°16′W / 39.98°N 116.27°W / 39.98; -116.27


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Eureka County, Nevada
Map
File:Map of Nevada highlighting Eureka County.png
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the USA highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1873
Seat Eureka
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.10%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1651
Website: www.co.eureka.nv.us

Eureka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population is 1,651. Its county seat is Eureka6.

Contents

History

Eureka County was created out of eastern Lander County in 1873 after silver was discovered more than 100 miles east of Austin. The residents of the new mining camp complained that Austin was too far to go for county business and a new county was created. It was named for the ancient Greek term, Eureka, meaning, "I have found it." This term was used earlier in California and other locations. Eureka has always been the county seat.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,826 km² (4,180 sq mi). 10,815 km² (4,176 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,651 people, 666 households, and 440 families residing in the county. The population density was 0/km² (0/sq mi). There were 1,025 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/sq mi).

There were 666 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,417, and the median income for a family was $49,438. Males had a median income of $45,167 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,629. 12.60% of the population and 8.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.70% are under the age of 18 and 16.40% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

External Links

Coordinates: 39°59′N 116°16′W / 39.98, -116.27

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