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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


See the full list Updated April 2014

Esmeralda County, Nevada
Seat: Goldfield

Esmeralda County Courthouse Goldfield NV Postcard

Least Populated Rural Counties in Nevada

Esmeralda County NV
Eureka County NV


The population of Esmeralda County, Nevada increased by 49 in 2013 bringing the total to just 832 people living in 839 homes and apartments spread across 3582 square miles. The new estimate moves Esmeralda County to number 28 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Esmeralda County have an annual income of $25846 which is $1157 less than the statewide average for Nevada. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Esmeralda County ranks number 52 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $64200 compared to $181400 nationwide. 57.6% of housing units in Esmeralda County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 16.8% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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