Yerington, Nevada

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Coordinates: 38°59′7″N 119°9′55″W / 38.98528°N 119.16528°W / 38.98528; -119.16528 Yerington is a city in Lyon County, located in western Nevada, USA. The population was 2,883 at the 2000 census. It is named after Henry M. Yerington, Superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad from 1868 to 1910. It is the county seat of Lyon.

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Geography

Yerington is located at the intersection of US 95A and Nevada State Route 208. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,883 people, 1,203 households, and 729 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,698.4 people per square mile (654.8/km²). There were 1,359 housing units at an average density of 800.6/sq mi (308.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.53% White, 0.17% African American, 6.24% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 5.79% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.44% of the population.

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