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

The community of Hawthorne is the Seat for Mineral County.

Mineral County was founded February 10, 1911 and was created by taking area from EsmeraldaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mineral had a population of 4,662 people. This is a decrease of 8.07% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,071 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mineral represented 0.25% of the total population of Nevada, making it the state's 12th 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
20104,772-5.9%+2.36% since 2009
20094,662-8.07%+0.3% since 2008
20084,648-8.34%-2.21% since 2007
20005,071The Last Census

More information can be found on the Mineral County Census Page for Mineral 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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