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Welcome to Carlin ...

The city of Carlin is located in Elko County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carlin has a population of 2,300 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Carlin.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Carlin: Named after General William Passmore Carlin (1829-1903); who served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

Carlin is 4,950 feet [1,509 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Carlin is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Carlin lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carlin is located in the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for Carlin: 89822<4>

Websites for Carlin ...

Official Website: www.explorecarlinnv.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carlin had an population of 2,300 people. This is a decrease of 2.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carlin had a population of 2,368 people. This makes Carlin the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Carlin represents 0.09% of the population of Nevada (which has 2,700,551 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,368 people, the population of Carlin increased 9.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,161 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carlin.

Communities Also Named Carlin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Carlin - they are located in British Columbia, Louisiana and Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carlin.

Communities near Carlin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carlin.

  • Elko (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
    • Elko lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Carlin and is located in Elko County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<6>
  • Moleen (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moleen
    • Moleen lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Carlin and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moleen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moleen
  • Palisade (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisade
    • Palisade was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Carlin and is located in Eureka County
  • Hunter (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Carlin and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Primeaux (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primeaux
    • Primeaux lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Carlin and is located in Eureka County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primeaux
  • Barth (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barth
    • Barth was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Carlin and is located in Eureka County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bullion (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullion
    • Bullion was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Carlin and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullion have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harney (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harney
    • Harney was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Carlin and is located in Eureka County
  • Beowawe (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Coin (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coin
    • Coin was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Carlin and is located in Elko County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carlin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carlin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carlin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carlin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlin. See our Newspapers Page for Carlin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carlin ...

Looking for more information about Carlin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carlin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carlin.

Adding Carlin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carlin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carlin was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).

We also found Carlin in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carlin on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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The official website for Carlin: www.explorecarlinnv.com/

The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Elko, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carlin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carlin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carlin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carlin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carlin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carlin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarlinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7169, Longitude: -116.1085    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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