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Pahrump is in Nye County.

The community name derives from Indian term with translations including "water stone" or "great spring."

The latitude of Pahrump is 36.208N. The longitude is -115.983W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,697 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,631.


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Median household income
Local
$34,860
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pahrump demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Pahrimp
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 4-7, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pahrump web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 149

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pahrump demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nye County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Las Vegas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89048 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Pahrump residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pahrump ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pahrump was $17,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Pahrump residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pahrump, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $511.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.


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Libraries in Pahrump include Pahrump Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pahrump include Pahrump Valley Times

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Nye County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pahrump political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pahrump workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pahrump between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Pahrump include Best Western Pahrump Station, Saddle West Hotel Casino.

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