Elko County At a Glance

Founded: September 18, 1869
Size: 17,203 sq. mi.
Rank: 2nd out of 17
Population: 51,216 (2014)
Rank: 5th out of 17
Density: 3 sq. mi.
Rank: 8th out of 17
Largest Community: Elko (18,297)
County Seat: Elko (18,297)
Highest Point: Ruby Dome (11,387')

Known for ...
Ruby Mountains & Wilderness, Lamoille Canyon & Scenic Byway, East Humholdt Range & Angel Lake, Elko Cowboy Poetry Festival, Elko Basque Festival, Wild Horse State Recreation Area, Jarbidge (Nevada's Most Remote Town)