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Battle Mountain is in Lander County.
It is the county seat.
The community was supposedly named for a Shoshone raid. However, later research showed that the battle never occurred.
The latitude of Battle Mountain is 40.642N. The longitude is -116.933W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,511 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,871.
When the Washington Post chose Battle Mountain as the "Armpit of America" in 2001, the community fought back with a "Festival of the Pit"
Sections below provide additional information and links about Battle Mountain demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lander County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89820 ZIP code.
16% of Battle Mountain residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Battle Mountain ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Battle Mountain was $16,975, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Battle Mountain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Battle Mountain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $793.
Libraries in Battle Mountain include Battle Mountain Branch Library ... View libraries
Lander County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Battle Mountain political report.
The average commute time for Battle Mountain workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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