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The Cities and communities of Humboldt County, Nevada *




Paradise Valley



Winnemucca (County Seat)

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Information & Facts about Humboldt County, Nevada

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Official Humboldt County website

The county seat is Winnemucca. Winnemucca is the only incorporated city in the county.

Humboldt County Courthouse
50 West 5th Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 702.623.6343

Humboldt County Commissioners
25 W 5th St # 205
Winnemucca, NV 89445-3102
Phone: 702-623-6300

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2000 - 16,106
2005 - 17,293
2010 - 16,528

Population Density:
2010 - 2 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 33 years

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Humboldt County is located in the high desert region of north-central Nevada.

Neighboring Counties:
East - Elko County, Nevada
Southeast - Lander County, Nevada
South - Pershing County Nevada
West - Washoe County, Nevada
North - Harney County, Oregon
North - Malheur County, Oregon
Northeast - Owyhee County, Idaho

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Average yearly rainfall: 8.7 inches
Average yearly snowfall: 14.4 inches

Average Summer High: 91.3 degrees F.
Average Winter Low: 17.9 degrees F.

Current weather page for the county

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Other Facts and Figures:

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 6,954

Median Household Income:
2000 - $47,147
2009 - $56,411

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $19,539

Median House Value:
2000 - $93,200
2009 - $100,067

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Humboldt County was created in 1856 and was one of the state's original nine counties in 1861. It was named for the Humboldt River. The river was named for a german naturalist whose name was von Humboldt. Before Winnemucca was made the county seat in 1873, Unionville was the first county seat in 1861.

A history page for Humboldt County. Also, try this history page.

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Total area: 9,658 square miles
Land area: 9,648 square miles
Water area: 10 square miles

Elevation: 4,391 feet above sea level

The eastern portion of the county has the Santa Rosa Range running through it. Also in the county is a portion of the Humboldt National Forest and the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

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US GenWeb Project page for Humboldt County

Obituary Index for Humboldt County

Humboldt County Genealogical Society
Humboldt County Library
85 East Fifth Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445

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Humboldt County Library
85 East Fifth Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445-3010
Phone: 702.623.6388

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Humboldt County School District
310 E 4th St
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-623-8100

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The main industries in Humboldt County are mining, agriculture and its services, tourism and construction. It is a prominent area for gold mining in the Western USA. It has over 100,000 acres under cultivation for agriculture. The gaming industry brings many tourists to the area. Also big drawing cards for the county are the wide open spaces and beautiful vistas. Hunting and fishing abound throughout the county. There are quite a few historical sites to be seen.

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Organizations & Groups

Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce
30 W Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 702-623-2225

Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority
50 West Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-623-5071

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Attractions & Other Information

Humboldt Historical Museum
175 Museum Ave.
P.O. Box 819
Winnemucca NV 89446
Phone: (775) 623-2912

Humboldt County Events Complex
1098 Fairgrounds Rd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-623-2220

Humboldt County Ghosttowns

Historical Landmarks in the county

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