Nye County, Nevada

Nye County: County in Nevada, United States


Nye County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,946 and a population density of 1 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 48,054 inhabitants. Its county seat is Tonopah. The county was created 159 years ago in 1863.

Quick Facts about Nye County

Population : 48,054 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nevada (United States)
Twitter username : nyecounty
Area : 47031 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.1%
Land as percent of area : 99.9%
Named for : James W. Nye
Altitude : 8,320 feet / 2536 meters
Capital : Tonopah
Establishment : January 01, 1864
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 08:32:32 (8th February 2023)
Density : 1 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.55% (2010-2020)
Nye County locator map
Location of Nye County on Nevada map.
Nye County Nevada Courthouse image
Nye County Nevada Courthouse
Nye County Nevada Courthouse image


Nye County is located at 38°2'33"N 116°28'19"W (38.0423800, -116.4719300). It has 9 neighbors: Lincoln County, Mineral County, Inyo County, Churchill County, Clark County, Esmeralda County, Lander County, White Pine County and Eureka County.

Nye County map

The largest city of Nye County is Beatty with a population of 1,010. . See all Nye County cities & populated places.

Nye County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Nye County.

City Name Population Title
Pahrump 36,441 Census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated town in Nye County, Nevada
Tonopah 2,478 Unincorporated town in Nevada
Beatty 1,010 Census-designated place in Nye County, Nevada, United States

Nye County has 9 neighbours.


The population of Nye County increased by 8.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 43,946 - census
2011 43,976 0.07% estimation process
2012 43,585 -0.9% estimation process
2013 42,869 -1.67% estimation process
2014 42,840 -0.07% estimation process
2015 42,966 0.29% estimation process
2016 43,248 0.65% estimation process
2017 43,977 1.66% estimation process
2018 45,186 2.68% estimation process
2019 46,523 2.87% estimation process
2020 48,054 3.19% estimation process

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Pahrump 36,441 Census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated town in Nye County, Nevada