Legal Prostitution in Nevada: By The Numbers

Mustang Ranch in Storey County, Nevada

Mustang Ranch in Storey County, Nevada

Everyone’s heard about prostitution being legal in Nevada. And it is…but only in 11 rural counties.

Not many people know much about the intricacies of legal prostitution, so I decided to find out. After some digging, here are some interesting facts about Nevada’s legal prostitution in the United States.

Number of counties allowing prostitution: 11

Number of active brothels: 22

Number of closed brothels: 8

Number of counties banning prostitution: 4

First licensed brothel: Mustang Ranch in 1971

Male prostitutes legalized: 2009