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Baker, Nevada
Post Office in Baker, March 2010
Post Office in Baker, March 2010
Country United States
State Nevada
County White Pine
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
5,315 ft (1,620 m)
 • Total 68
 • Density 76.6/sq mi (29.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-04100
GNIS feature ID 2629977

Baker is a census-designated place in southeastern White Pine County, Nevada, United States. It is located 5 miles (8.0 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."


Public education is provided through the White Pine County School District. Baker 3-6 Elementary school is the only school in Baker.

Notable people

Prominent people from Baker include Calvin Quate, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University who is famous for the invention of the atomic force microscope.

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