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Nye County, Nevada

89041, 89048, 89060

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Page Contents for Pahrump, Nevada

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Pahrump is approximately 36,441 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,651 (2000), 14870 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pahrump is 717.611 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pahrump is 364 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pahrump to Washington DC is 2219 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 290 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pahrump is positioned 36.25 degrees north of the equator and 116.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pahrump elevation is 2,695 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Salt Cedar.
The city bird is the Quail.
The Pahrump city color is Blue. Pahrump per capita income is $ 19,506 (2009).
Pahrump median income is $ 39,370 (2009).
The Pahrump median home price is $ 133,398 (2009).
Pahrump average annual rainfall is 4.7 inches per year
Pahrump average annual humidity is 29


southwest corner of Nye County, 63 miles northwest of Las Vegas, eight miles from the California border. The Valley is 28 miles long and 8.5 miles wide. The Spring Mountains are to the east and the Nopah Mountains are to the West. Other nearby communities include: Crystal, Mount Charleston, Indian Springs, Sandy Valley and Amargosa Valley, all in Nevada and Death Valley, Shoshone and Tecopa, all in California.

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a wide valley. The Pahrump valley is 26 miles long and 8 to 12 miles wide.
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dry. The Pahrump area is the driest region in the nation, with the lowest relative humidity. its sunny days number at least 216 each year, second only to YUma Arizona.
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Clear and sunny most of the year with sunshine 216 days, cloudy and rainy 65 days and partly cloudy 84 days.
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History & History Related Items

Pahrump is a Paiute word which means "water rock" or "place where big waters flow." Pah standing for water and Rimpi meaning stone or rock. In recent years reports have shown that the entire valley sits on a huge aquifer of about 22 million acre-feet of water. It is because of this water that most in the area began as farmers, mainly alfalfa and cotton. The area remained remote and fairly primitive until the 1960's. At this time, there were no paved roads or even telephone service here. As Las Vegas began to grow, interest in the Pahrump area also increased. Developers built the first road and phone lines were brought in. Since the late 1970's, Pahrump has grown tremendously. Farming has greatly diminished and the area has attracted a number of well-known residents, such as Michael Jackson.
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Pahrump Valley Speedway
Panorama Street, north of Basin Ave
Pahrump, NV
Phone: 702-328-8101

Pahrump Fair and Festival
Held each year the end of September

Highway 160
Pahrump, Nevada
Phone: 775-727-6900
Toll-free: 800-368-9463
Open daily - reservations required
Add sparkle to your itinerary! Visit Nevada's only winery. Taste our award-winning wines, tour our elegant facility, then relax in our comfortable restaurant. You'll marvel at the view of Mt. Charleston towering over endless desert vistas while enjoying superb cuisine. So, next trip, "win(e)d" your way to Pahrump.

Central Nevada Museum
1900 Logan Field Road
Tonopah, Nevada 89049

Pahrump Valley Museum & Historical Society
401 E. Basin Ave.
Pahrump, NV
Phone: 775-751-1970

Pahrump has a winery, two championship golf courses, a hotel, and several casinos, great people, and schools.....but no hospital!

Art Bell from am radio fame, broadcasts nation wide from here in Pahrump. He tells tales of the strange and unusual.
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Pahrump City Government

Town of Pahrump
400 N Highway 160
Pahrump, NV 89060
Phone: 775-727-5107

Pahrump is an unincorporated township governed by a 5-member elected town board. The local government manages land, fire and recreation while most other services are performed by the county.

Pahrump Historical Events

Ted Binion, son of Benny Binion (owner of Horseshoe hotel and casino in Las Vegas), buried millions of dollars in silver in a safe here in Pahrump. He died in 1998 but under suspicious circumstances. One of the persons accused of his murder was caught while digging up the Pahrump vault.

Pahrump Chamber

Pahrump Chamber of Commerce
1301 S. Hwy. 160, 2nd Floor
PO Box 42
Pahrump Nevada 89041
Phone: (775) 727-5800
Toll-free: 866-722-5800

Pahrump Organizations

Pahrump Chamber of Commerce
1301 S. Hwy. 160, 2nd Floor
PO Box 42
Pahrump Nevada 89041
Phone: (775) 727-5800
Toll-free: 866-722-5800

Pahrump Libraries

Pahrump Community Library
701 East St.
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: 775-727-5930

Pahrump Schools

Nye County School District
Southern Administration Office: 775-727-7743

Nye County School District
424 West St
Pahrump, NV 89048-2104
Phone: 775-727-7743 Pahrump


The population of Pahrump was:
2000 - 24,631
2007 - 32,979
2010 - 36,441

Median age:
2000 - 45 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 3,509
2000 - 11,651

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 34,860
2009 - $ 39,370

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 17,708
2009 - $ 19,506

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 106,500
2009 - $ 133,398

Pahrump is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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