Mineral County Courthouse, Hawthorne, NV Mineral County was established in 1911. The 3,813 square miles that makeup Mineral County are home to lakes, mountains, and 4,471 individuals (DETR, 2017). Much of the county's population reside in the towns of Hawthorne and Schurz. A large portion of the Walker River Indian Reservation, which belongs to the Walker River Paiute Tribe, resides in Mineral County just north of Walker Lake. US Route 95, which connects Las Vegas to Reno, runs north and south through the county and will take you through Mina, Luning, Hawthorne, and Schurz. State Route 359 will take you west into California.

With 273 days of sunshine on average, Mineral County is quite dry and gets approximately five inches of rain per year (Climate, n.d.). Well above sea level, much of Mineral sits at around 5,500 feet in elevation. Mount Grant is the highest point in the county at 11,000 feet and is part of the Wassuk Range, which spans 424 square miles in the northwest part of the county.

For those looking to explore the outdoors, Mineral provides hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, boating, hiking, and camping opportunities throughout its land. If you are looking to ATV, OHV, or take your 4x4 for a spin, Mineral County offers many hiking opportunities. For example, there’s Pilot Peak in Mina, or Allum Creek Canyon in Hawthorne.

For a more in-depth look at what makes Mineral County a community, read the full Mineral County Cultural Overview. 


Mineral County NEAP

County Engagement
May 5, 2021 Introduction to NEAP-Presentation to Board of County Commissioners Virtual
May 6, 2021 Community Engagement-Asset Gathering Sessions Virtual
Technical Reports
Socioeconomic Baseline Report: Mineral County, Nevada
Results From the Community Asset Survey: Mineral County, Nevada
Fact Sheets
Demographic Characteristics for Mineral County, Nevada    
Economic Characteristics for Mineral County, Nevada    
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Mineral County, Nevada    
Industry Top Performers for Mineral County, Nevada    
Social Characteristics for Mineral County, Nevada    
Community Assets for Mineral County, Nevada    
Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) to Nevada Counties in 2021: Mineral County    
Current Articles
Mineral County Community Asset Survey-This survey is closed

Special Thanks

The NEAP team would like to give our thanks to the following members of the Mineral County Community who have assisted us in this process.

  • Mineral County Commission
  • Office of the County Clerk-Treasurer
  • Residents of Mineral County