Storey County, Nevada

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Storey County, Nevada
Map of Nevada highlighting Storey County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the United States highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location in the U.S.
Founded 1861
Named for Captain Edward Farris Storey
Seat Virginia City
Area
 • Total 264 sq mi (684 km2)
 • Land 263 sq mi (681 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 4,010
 • Density 15/sq mi (5.86/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Website www.storeycounty.org

Storey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,010.1 Its county seat is Virginia City2.

Storey County is part of the RenoSparks Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Storey County was created in 1861 and named for Captain Edward Farris Storey, who was killed in 1860 in the Pyramid Lake War. It was the most populous county in Nevada when it was created in 1861. Virginia City has always been its county seat. It was originally to be named McClellan County after General George B. McClellan, who later ran against Lincoln for President and lost. Today, Storey County is noted for its legal prostitution. In the 2006 election, Storey became the only county to vote in support of Question 7, a statewide ballot initiative to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol, sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project.citation needed

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 264 square miles (684 km2), the smallest county in Nevada, of which 263 square miles (681 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.3%) is water.3

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 11,359
1880 16,115 41.9%
1890 8,806 −45.4%
1900 3,673 −58.3%
1910 3,045 −17.1%
1920 1,469 −51.8%
1930 667 −54.6%
1940 1,216 82.3%
1950 671 −44.8%
1960 568 −15.4%
1970 695 22.4%
1980 1,503 116.3%
1990 2,526 68.1%
2000 3,399 34.6%
2010 4,010 18.0%
Est. 2012 3,935 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census4
2012 Estimate1

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 3,399 people, 1,462 households, and 969 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 1,596 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.00% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 1.44% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 5.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,462 households out of which 21.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.70% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 35.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 107.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,490, and the median income for a family was $57,095. Males had a median income of $40,123 versus $26,417 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,642. 5.80% of the population and 2.50% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.20% are under the age of 18 and 4.80% are 65 or older.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°27′N 119°32′W / 39.45°N 119.53°W / 39.45; -119.53








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