Mineral County, Nevada

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Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population was 5,071. Its county seat is Hawthorne[1].

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History

Mineral County was carved out of Esmeralda County in 1911 shortly after the county seat of Esmeralda was moved to Goldfield in 1907. Its name came from the surrounding area, which is heavily mineralized. Hawthorne has always been its county seat.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,813 square miles (9,876 km²), of which 3,756 square miles (9,729 km²) is land and 57 square miles (146 km²) (1.48%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,071 people, 2,197 households, and 1,379 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,866 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.89% White, 4.77% Black or African American, 15.36% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.68% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 8.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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