Pershing County, Nevada

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Pershing County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population was 6,693. Its county seat is Lovelock[1]. The county is named for General John Pershing. It was created out of Humboldt County in 1919, and is the last county in the state of Nevada to be created.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,068 square miles (15,715 km²), of which 6,037 square miles (15,635 km²) is land and 31 square miles (80 km²) (0.51%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,693 people, 1,962 households, and 1,383 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people 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.

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