Carlin is a city located near the western border of Elko County in northeast Nevada. It is about 23 miles to the west of Elko. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area, and its population at the 2000 census was 2,161.
The Newmont Mining Corporation has a large gold-mining operation near the city.
The population has a majority of White Americans. A significant percentage of the population comprises people of Hispanic origin.