Population of Churchill County: 25,136
The City of Fallon’s economy has a thriving and diverse economy that is highlighted by the Naval Air Station base, flourishing agriculture and a growing emphasis on tourism, arts and recreation. The Naval Air Station Fallon was created in 1942, and the base has been the home of the Top Gun fighter pilot school since 1996. Surrounding Fallon, a network of farms and ranches are the base of a rich agriculture heritage including a new $85 million Dairy Farmers of America milk processing plant. Tourists come to Fallon to view the city’s immaculate and historic Oats Park Arts Center, which attracts artists, musicians and theater performances from around the world. Nature lovers come to watch one of the world’s most impressive bird migrations at Stillwater Wildlife Refuge.
And resident’s come to live in Fallon because of the family-friendly, small-town feel, tight knit community and flourishing business environment.