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White Pine County, Nevada
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White Pine County, Nevada

White Pine County is a county located in the U.S. State of Nevada. As of 2000, the population is 9,181. Its county seat is Ely6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 23,042 km² (8,897 mi²). 22,989 km² (8,876 mi²) of it is land and 53 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.23% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,181 people, 3,282 households, and 2,159 families residing in the county. The population density is 0/km² (1/mi²). There are 4,439 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.35% White, 4.14% Black or African American, 3.29% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 3.09% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 10.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,282 households out of which 31.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% are married couples living together, 9.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% are non-families. 29.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 128.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 138.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,688, and the median income for a family is $44,136. Males have a median income of $36,083 versus $26,425 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,309. 11.00% of the population and 10.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.80% are under the age of 18 and 7.60% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

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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 |