Mineral County Yucca Mountain Oversight

Hawthorne (the county seat) is located in Mineral County southeast of Reno
between Fallon and Tonopah along US95, about 5 miles from Walker Lake. US95 forms its main street, entering the town form the northwest, then turning south until reaching the center, where it turns east to leave the city.

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.

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