Washoe County, Nevada

county in Nevada, United States

Washoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 421,407,[1] making it Nevada's second-most populous county. The county seat is Reno.[2]

Washoe County
Washoe County
Washoe County Courthouse
Washoe County Courthouse
Map of Nevada highlighting Washoe County
Location within the U.S. state of Nevada
Map of the United States highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°38′N 119°41′W / 40.63°N 119.68°W / 40.63; -119.68
Country United States
State Nevada
FoundedNovember 25, 1861
Named forWashoe people
Largest cityReno
 • Total6,542 sq mi (16,940 km2)
 • Estimate 
 • Density70/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district2nd


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  2. "County Explorer". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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