Mineral County Yucca Mountain Oversight
Hawthorne (the county seat) is located in Mineral County southeast of Reno
Located at 1,200 feet above sea level, Hawthorne is the largest population center of the sparsely populated Mineral County. According to the Mineral County Impact Report, it had an estimated population of 3,875 in the year 2000. The population is estimated to grow to 4,739 by 2010.