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Baker, Nevada
Census-designated place
Post Office in Baker, Nevada
Post Office in Baker, Nevada
Country United States
State Nevada
County White Pine
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,315 ft (1,620 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 68
 • Density 76.6/sq mi (29.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-04100
GNIS feature ID 855961

Baker is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States. It is located 5 miles (8 km) east of the main entrance of Great Basin National Park at the junction of State Routes 487 and 488. The town is named after an early settler, George W. Baker. Its population at the 2010 census was 68.

In popular culture

In January 1997, Late Show with David Letterman produced a segment on the town, with the show's Biff Henderson touring the area and ending his narrative on Baker with the quote, "It's quiet, peaceful, beautiful and the people are friendly."

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