Geographic Service Area

Where are we?

Lyon, Storey and Mineral Counties are in rural Nevada near Minden, Carson City, Fallon and Reno. Our offices are located on our 3-acre property at 209 Dayton Valley Road in Dayton, Nevada.

Most Lyon, Storey and Mineral communities are located in remote areas of each county, distanced from centralized services and without access to the more typical resources of larger cities, such as public transportation, food and clothing retail outlets, recreational programming, health and social services, and mental health services by as much as 70 miles in some areas.

Some of the larger communities in each county include Fernley, Yerington, Silver Springs, Dayton, Hawthorne and Virginia City. Dayton and Fernley are our largest population areas and represent 65% of the population. Lyon County alone includes more than 2,000 square miles. Due to the distance between the communities, one program cannot encompass all the population centers without duplicating staff or other resources for each area.

Lyon County is the third most populous of all Nevada counties at 58,029, according to the 2020 Census (up from 54,122 in 2017). Lyon County land area is 2,001.19 square miles and represents 1.8% of Nevada’s land area. The median household income for Lyon County was $63,952. However, 6.5% of Lyon County families live in poverty now.

By race, the largest Lyon County racial/ethnic groups are White (72.8%) followed by Hispanic (18.4%) and Two or More (4.0%).

Mineral County Nevada U.S. Census 2020

The current population of Mineral County is 4,586, according to the U.S. Census. The 2017-2021 median household income in Mineral County is $43,009, and 17.5% are in poverty. For demographics on race, see the chart above.

Storey County: According to the Census, Storey County had a population. 82.2% of Storey County residents are “white alone”, followed by Hispanic (9.2%). The median household income reported for 2017-2021 is $66,713, with 7% of persons in poverty.