Nevada is a city in and the county seat of Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 6,798 in the 2010 census, an increase from 6,658 in the 2000 census. It is also part of the 'Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'. Eight miles west of Nevada are Ames (and Iowa State University) which are much larger in population. Nontheless, Nevada is the county seat with all Story County offices located here.