Schurz is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mineral County, Nevada, United States. The population was 658 at the 2010 census. It is located on the Walker River Indian Reservation. It is the burial place of Wovoka, the Paiute messiah who originated the Ghost Dance movement.
Schurz was founded in 1891. The town was named after Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz. A post office has been in operation at Schurz since 1891.
Schurz is located at the junction of U.S. Route 95 and U.S. Route 95 Alternate.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 60.5 square miles (157 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 721 people, 281 households, and 180 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 11.9 people per square mile (4.6/km2). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km2).