Tonopah covers a total area of about 42 sq. kms., located at an elevated height of about 6048 ft. from the ground level. Located in the county of Nye, Tonopah also serves as the County seat of Nye. Some of the important economic activities of recent times are centered around the Test range of Tanopah. A large part of the local population are employed in this military facility. Some are also involved in local shops and stores located nearby.