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The 2000 Census showed that Pershing County had a population of 6,693 people. This represented 0.33% of the total population of Nevada, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 17 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pershing had a population of 6,286 people. This is a decrease of 6.08% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,753+0.9%+7.43% since 2009
20096,286-6.08%-0.1% since 2008
20086,292-5.99%-1.32% since 2007
20076,376-4.74%+0.28% since 2006
20066,358-5.01%+0.38% since 2005
20046,332-5.39%-0.58% since 2003
20036,369-4.84%-2.5% since 2002
20016,536-2.35%-2.35% since 2000
20006,693The Last Census

Pershing County had 2,389 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pershing County has a total area<3> of 6,067 square miles [15,714 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (30.99 square miles [80.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pershing County had a population density of 1.11 people per square mile [0.43 people/km²], making it the state's 9th most densely populated county (out of 17 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pershing County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pershing and the state of Nevada.

Click here for the Pershing County QuickFact (QF-32027).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pershing County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChurchillQF-32001   S24,89723,9823.82%
HumboldtQF-32013   N18,26016,10613.37%
LanderQF-32015   E5,1595,794-10.96%
WashoeQF-32031   SW414,820339,48622.19%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pershing. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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