Nye County is located in South-central Nevada. The County Seat is Tonopah and the largest city is Pahrump. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.nyecounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 42,282 and the 2010 census population was 43,945. The land area is 18,181.92 square miles and there are 2.4 persons per square mile.
90.1% of the population is White, 2.6% is Black or African American, 14.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% is Asian, 1.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.6% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.1% is two or more races. 83.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $112,600, there are 18,046 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,838, the median household income is $39,876, and 18.9% of the persons in Nye County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,179. Retail sales (in $1000) were $396,798, and sales per capita were $9,004. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.3%.
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