Humboldt County


Winnemucca is situated on the Humboldt River in the southeastern corner of Humboldt County. As the town which grew up was named for the principal Indian chief of the Paiute tribe in northern Nevada in the 1860s. Winnemucca is the county seat and a major trade center. It lies 167 miles east of Reno/Sparks and 267 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho.

Whether you are looking for a great place to raise a family or relocate your business, Winnemucca Nevada is your town.

Winnemucca offers a variety of housing opportunities from owning to renting and all the affordable prices. Winnemucca also offers a broad choice of religions for your spiritual needs with several local churches eager for you to attend their worship services.

Humboldt County provides wonderful educational opportunities from the youngest member of the family through the grandparent who wants to further their education. We have several grade schools through college in Winnemucca.

Your money goes further in Winnemucca as well; Maximize your profit and net income with Nevada's excellent tax breaks and incentives. Nevada continues to have one of the least burdensome tax structures in the country.

Business Advantages

The incentives of doing business in Nevada are expansive. Nevada boasts one of the most liberal tax structures in the nation and from a tax-planning perspective, the return on investment in the form of tax saving dollars can be enormous.



Sales Tax Rate

In Humboldt County, the sales tax rate is 6.850.

Property Tax Rate

In Humboldt County, the 2009-10 average county wide tax rate is 2.7546.

Calculating Real Property Taxes

The formula for calculating real property tax is as follows:

  • Taxable Value x .35 = Assessed Value
  • Assessed Value x Tax Rate = Total Real Property Tax

For more information, please see How Property Taxes are Calculated.

Calculating Personal Property Taxes

Using the Cost Conversion Factor tables in the Personal Property Manual, use the following formula to calculate the assessed value. The assessed value is the value on which taxes are calculated.

  • Actual Cost x Cost Index (for appropriate year) = Cost of Replacement
  • Cost of Replacement x Percent Good = Taxable Value
  • Taxable Value x .35 = Assessed Value
  • Assessed Value x Tax Rate = Total Personal Property Tax




Year Population
2008 18,014
2007 18,052
2006 17,751
2005 17,293
2004 16,692

Source: Nevada State Demographer

Population within the Cities of Humboldt County

City Year Population
Winnemucca 2008 7,659
2007 7,646
2006 7,643
2005 7,401
2004 7,249

Source: State of Nevada Demographer

Gender Composition

Year Est Population Male Female
# % # %
2008 17,979 9,485 52.8 8,494 47.2
2007 17,341 9,127 52.6 8,214 47.4
2006 17,485 9,178 52.5 8,307 47.5
2005 16,980 9,022 53.1 7,958 46.9

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions



Year Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment 
Rate (Local)
2009 8,002 7,608 649 8.1
2008 8,258 7,844 414 5.0
2007 8,319 8,002 317 3.8
2006 8,009 7,679 330 4.1
2005 7,427 7,129 299 4.0

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)