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Lovelock, Nevada
—  City  —
Lovelock, Nevada
Location of Lovelock, Nevada
Coordinates: 40°10′48″N 118°28′36″W / 40.18°N 118.47667°W / 40.18; -118.47667
Country United States
State Nevada
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,980 ft (1,213 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,003
 - Density 2,311.6/sq mi (892.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89419
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-43000
GNIS feature ID 0848577

Lovelock is a city in Pershing County, Nevada, United States. The population was 2,003 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pershing County. Lovelock, located in western Nevada, lies along the Humboldt River.



Lovelock is located at 40°10′48″N 118°28′36″W / 40.18°N 118.47667°W / 40.18; -118.47667 (40.180013, -118.476597)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

The town lies in the Lovelock Valley, which is the floodplain for the Humboldt River. The Humboldt Project is an attempt to manage water resources in the area by storing excess runoff at Rye Patch Dam, about 22 miles (35 km) upstream from Lovelock.[2] As in many areas of the western United States, water management is a crucial aspect to quality of life and long-term prospects of the community.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,003 people, 778 households, and 493 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,311.6 people per square mile (888.9/km²). There were 951 housing units at an average density of 1,097.5/sq mi (422.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.49% White, 0.80% African American, 7.14% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 10.03% from other races, and 4.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.21% of the population.

There were 778 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,563, and the median income for a family was $40,885. Males had a median income of $35,658 versus $27,371 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,233. About 9.6% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


Locks at the Lover's Lock Plaza

On February 14 (Valentine's Day) 2006, a dedication ceremony was held in honor of the new Lover's Lock Plaza near the courthouse in downtown Lovelock. Lover’s Lock Plaza is based on the ancient Chinese custom of symbolically locking one's love on a never-ending chain at a location high in the Yellow Mountains of China.

O.J. Simpson is currently serving his prison sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center.[4]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "Humboldt Project" US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation website. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "O.J. transferred to Lovelock", 19 December 2008, Retrieved 29 July 2009.

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