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Churchill County, Nevada
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Churchill County, Nevada

Churchill County is a county located in the southwestern U.S. State of Nevada. As of 2000, the population is 23,982. The county, named after Mexican-American War hero brevet Brigadier General Sylvester Churchill, was formed in 1861. The county seat is Fallon.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns
4 External links

Geography

Churchill County is in northwestern Nevada in the southwestern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,010 km² (5,023 mi²). 12,766 km² (4,929 mi²) of it is land and 244 km² (94 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.88% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 23,982 people, 8,912 households, and 6,461 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (5/mi²). There are 9,732 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.20% White, 1.60% Black or African American, 4.78% Native American, 2.71% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 3.22% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. 8.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,912 households out of which 37.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% are married couples living together, 10.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% are non-families. 22.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $40,808, and the median income for a family is $46,624. Males have a median income of $36,478 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,264. 8.70% of the population and 6.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.80% are under the age of 18 and 7.00% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

External links

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Nevada
Regions: Great Basin | Mojave Desert | Lake Tahoe
Largest cities: Carson City | Las Vegas | Reno
Counties: Churchill | Clark | Douglas | Elko | Esmeralda | Eureka | Humboldt | Lander | Lincoln | Lyon | Mineral | Nye | Pershing | Storey | Washoe | White Pine |