Population: 4,601

Mineral County’s 11,000-foot peaks, beautiful desert lakes and remote mining ghost towns attract adventure-seeking tourists. But the center of the county’s economy is the world’s largest ammunition depot outside of Hawthorne, the county seat. Visitors and residents recreate at beautiful Walker Lake, and the county’s location near Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada’s Capital Carson City and tourism meccas Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes, make the county an accessible, and centrally located for tourism and business development.