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Esmeralda County Demographics

Esmeralda County's largest population center is Goldfield with an estimated population of 415 in 2008. The population and growth percentages displayed below represent the county as a whole, as well as two of the highest population centers within the county. Dyer/ Fish Lake Valley, not represented here, has an estimated population of approximately 400-500.

Highest Population Centers

 200020012002200320042005200620072008
Esmeralda County
1,061
1,038
1,125
1,116
1,176
1,276
1,262
1,236
1,240
Goldfield
424
498
438
439
453
438
430
448
415
Silver Peak
161
162
128
124
127
126
117
125
182

Growth Percentages

 2001-20022002-20032003-20042004-20052005-2006
Esmeralda County
8.4%
-0.8%
5.3%
8.5%
-1.1%
Goldfield
-11.9%
0.2%
3.1%
-3.3%
-1.7%
Silver Peak
-20.9%
-3.5%
2.4%
-0.9%
-7.1%

Age Distribution

 1990199520002005
Esmeralda County
1,349
1,142
1,063
1,276
Under 5 years of age
93
55
34
40
5-18 years of age
255
223
185
196
19-64 years of age
861
706
686
834
65 years of age and older
140
158
178
205

Race, Gender, Education

RACE  
White Not of Hispanic Origin 83.1%
Black Not of Hispanic Origin 0.1%
American Indian, Eskimo, etc. 4.6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0.4%
Hispanic Origin of Any Race 11.8%
GENDER  
Females 45.2%
Males 54.8%
EDUCATION  
Less than 9th Grade 6.9%
9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 14.2%
High School Graduate 44.3%
Some College, No Degree 18.0%
Associate Degree 7.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0%
Graduate Professional Degree 1.5%

Voter Registration

 200520042003
Democrat
192
210
204
Republican
350
328
322
Non-partisan
92
88
73
Green
4
3
1
Indep. Amer.
19
11
5
Libertarian
6
5
6
Natural Law
0
0
0
Reform
0
0
0
Other
2
0
0
Total665645611
2010 Census Data