Humboldt County

Quick Facts

  • Population: 17,203
  • Elevation: 4,300
  • Square miles: 9,626
  • Oldest County in Nevada.
  • Created by the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1856.
  • Oasis in the High Desert

Humboldt County is located in the rugged high desert region of north-central Nevada, bordered on the north by Oregon and by neighboring Nevada counties to the west, south and east. The County’s 9,626 square miles offer some of the most varied, spectacular scenery in the State and a wide array of recreational opportunities.

The County is located in the rich gold mining center of the Western U.S. and is the leading agricultural county in the State of Nevada with over 100,000 acres under cultivation. Tourism is also a large part of the County’s economic base due to the large numbers of visitors the gaming industry brings to the area and the draw of the beautiful wide open spaces, historical sites, and great hunting and fishing.

  • Highways: Interstate 80, Hwy 95
  • Non-commercial airport (100LL and JetA fuel). Five miles southwest of Winnemucca. Four runways, two helipads, hangars and tiedowns.
  • Rail line with spurs, Union Pacific and BNSF
  • Paved streets
  • Power connections
  • Gas connections
  • Phone connections
  • Broadband

Served by the following utilities:

  • NV Energy
  • Harney Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Southwest Gas
  • City of Winnemucca Municipal Utilities

Existing industries

  • Mining
  • Ranching
  • Agriculture and Agriculture Services
  • Tourism and Construction

Video Tour of Humboldt County

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