Hawthorne is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mineral County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,311 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Mineral County. The nearby Hawthorne Army Depot is the primary economic base of the town.
Hawthorne is located at 38°31′31″N 118°37′23″W / 38.52528°N 118.62306°W / 38.52528; -118.62306 (38.525198, -118.623053).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.