Pershing County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population is 6,693. Its county seat is Lovelock. The county is named for General John Pershing. It was created out of Humboldt County in 1919, and is the last county in the state of Nevada to be created.
There were 1,962 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 36.00% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 158.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 182.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,670, and the median income for a family was $46,268. Males had a median income of $34,417 versus $24,301 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,589. About 10.20% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over.