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

The community of Goldfield is the Seat for Esmeralda County.

Esmeralda County is one of the original counties of Nevada and was founded November 25, 1861.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Esmeralda had a population of 626 people. This is a decrease of 35.53% since the last Census (which gave a population of 971 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Esmeralda represented 0.05% of the total population of Nevada, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 17 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010783-19.36%+25.08% since 2009
2009626-35.53%-5.72% since 2008
2008664-31.62%-3.63% since 2007
2000971The Last Census

More information can be found on the Esmeralda County Census Page for Esmeralda County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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