It is one of the many communities of the Black Hills Indian Reservation. Furnace Creek Shoshone is another of the Black Hills Reservation communities located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Actually Furnace Creek is 65 miles east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains but yet close enough to view the Sierra Nevada Mountains if they had the chance. According to the 2010 census, the population of Furnace Creek is 24. A population decline of 7 happened since 2000. The summers have gotten hotter at Furnace Creek. The hottests summers on earth may happen at Furnace Creek and Indian Village which is a third of a mile to the south. Indians account for 16 of the population of 24. Whites account for 6 of the population. Although Furnace Creek and Indian Village are located further north than Las Vegas, which is 100 miles to the southeast, and almost as far north as Fresno, the winters are warmer at Furnace Creek and Indian Village. Average high temperature for the coldest month (December) is 65 degrees. The average high temperature for the hottest month (July) is 116. However, since 2003, it is averaging close to 119 degrees for an average July high temperature at Furnace Creek. Fresno's coldest month has an average high temperature of 54. The coldest month at Las Vegas has an average high temperature of 56 degrees. There are 15 housing units at Furnace Creek. The average household size is 1.7 persons per housing unit. Elevation is -191 feet below sea level. Below are several google earth photos of Furnace Creek.