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Tonopah is in Nye County, in the Pahrump metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term translated as "brush springs" or "greasewood water."

The latitude of Tonopah is 38.067N. The longitude is -117.229W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,047 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,627.


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Median household income
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$37,401
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tonopah demographic reports
Tonopah is near the San Antonio Mountains.
Silver was found here in 1900. One story says prospector Jim Butler made the discovery when he picked up a rock to throw at a stubborn mule.

Home of the Stealth Bomber

Nearby parks & recreation: Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark, Railroad Valley Wildlife Management Area, Silver Peak hot spring, Warm Springs
Historic sites and museums: Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah Mining Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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14% of Tonopah residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tonopah ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tonopah was $18,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Tonopah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tonopah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $869.


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Libraries in Tonopah include Central Nevada Museum Branch, Tonopah Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Tonopah workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tonopah include Best Western Hi Desert Inn.

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