Counties in Nevada

Nevada is divided into 17 counties. Here is the complete list:

List of All Counties in Nevada

  1. Carson City
  2. Churchill County
  3. Clark County
  4. Douglas County
  5. Elko County
  6. Esmeralda County
  7. Eureka County
  8. Humboldt County
  9. Lander County
  10. Lincoln County
  11. Lyon County
  12. Mineral County
  13. Nye County
  14. Pershing County
  15. Storey County
  16. Washoe County
  17. White Pine County
Nevada map and seal
Nevada map and seal


Quick Facts about Nevada

Category Quick Facts
Geography Located in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the U.S.
History Became a state on October 31, 1864
Economy Known for tourism, mining, and ranching
Climate Mostly arid and semi-arid; Great Basin desert climate
Natural Attractions Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, Valley of Fire State Park
Culture Famous for its entertainment culture, especially Las Vegas
Miscellaneous State bird is the Mountain Bluebird, State flower is the Sagebrush
Population Approximately 3.15 million as of 2020 Census
Notable People Andre Agassi, Pat Nixon, Jena Malone
Notable Places Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City
Bordering States Borders Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and California to the west and southwest
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How many counties are there in Nevada?

  • There are 16 counties in the state of Nevada. The first Nevada Territorial Legislature created nine counties on November 25, 1861, and the number has remained at 16 since then.

What were the original counties in Nevada?

The original counties were created in 1861, when the territory was organized. At that time, Nevada had nine original counties:

  1. Storey County
  2. Ormsby County (renamed Carson County in 1864 and then consolidated into present-day Carson City in 1969)
  3. Washoe County
  4. Lyon County
  5. Churchill County
  6. Nye County
  7. Douglas County
  8. Lander County
  9. Humboldt County

These original counties have since been divided and reorganized.

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