Nevada Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Nevada, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Nevada

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Nevada based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 89413 Douglas County $215,636.00
2 89519 Washoe County $208,598.00
3 89451 Washoe County $198,220.00
4 89411 Douglas County $191,791.00
5 89448 Douglas County $185,526.00
6 89138 Clark County $185,015.00
7 89511 Washoe County $167,429.00
8 89135 Clark County $157,251.00
9 89144 Clark County $147,717.00
10 89141 Clark County $135,821.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Nevada.

Richest Cities in Nevada

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Nevada. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Nevada by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Henderson Clark County $108,298.00
2 Boulder City Clark County $98,259.00
3 Winnemucca Humboldt County $93,672.00
4 Reno Washoe County $93,306.00
5 Elko Elko County $91,776.00
6 Sparks Washoe County $91,304.00
7 Fernley Lyon County $88,053.00
8 Las Vegas Clark County $86,008.00
9 Carson City Carson City $84,897.00
10 North Las Vegas Clark County $78,202.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Nevada.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Nevada is $62,043.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Nevada.

  • Under 25
    $42,553.00
  • 25 to 44
    $68,980.00
  • 45 to 64
    $76,889.00
  • 65 and over
    $51,989.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Nevada?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Nevada is $84,350.00.

6.82% of households in Nevada are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Nevada but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Nevada

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Nevada easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    16.82%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    21.05%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    18.16%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.64%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    16.35%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    7.16%
  • $200,000 or more
    6.82%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Nevada. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Nevada by the total number of people in Nevada.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Nevada and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Nevada is $32,629.00.

Population in Nevada by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Nevada is currently 3,030,281 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Nevada can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Nevada.

  • 47.20% White
    1,442,883
  • 8.90% Black/African American
    273,070
  • 0.80% Native
    23,229
  • 29.30% Hispanic
    897,415
  • 8.20% Asian
    249,400
  • 0.60% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    19,821
  • 4.60% Two or more races
    139,807
  • 0.40% Other
    13,613

Population of Nevada by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Nevada is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 190,809 181,582
10 to 19 Years 199,706 189,726
20 to 29 Years 204,299 197,171
30 to 39 Years 223,680 211,570
40 to 49 Years 201,896 197,383
50 to 59 Years 200,156 195,309
60 to 69 Years 171,558 177,246
70 Years and over 149,685 167,462

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Nevada.

  • Master's degree or higher
    11.05%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29.55%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13.28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40.88%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5.25%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Nevada because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Nevada look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Nevada that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Nevada that are over the age of 16 is 2,443,108 people.

The unemployment rate in Nevada is 36.60%, which means 893,511 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Nevada

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Nevada. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Nevada is 38.3 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Nevada

38.3

Total

37.8

Male

38.9

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 1,141,952 households in Nevada, and the average household size is 2.65 people.

For families, the total number is 728,429, and the average family size is 3.27 people.

9.10% of those families in Nevada are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Nevada in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Nevada for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 506,396 73,949 148,084 413,523
Average Household Size 3.32 3.53 3.59 1.33
Total Families 506,396 73,949 148,084 0
Average Household Size 3.28 3.11 3.31 0

Housing Data in Nevada

There are total of 1,269,846 housing units in Nevada. Of those units, 1,141,952 (89.93%) are occupied, and 127,894 (10.07%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 1,269,846 housing units in Nevada, 468,211 (36.87%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,238.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 51.95% of housing units, with 659,671 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Nevada.

  • No rent paid
    14,070
  • Less than $500
    15,104
  • $500 to $999
    120,593
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    192,184
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    104,893
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    25,837
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    5,441
  • $3,000 or more
    4,159

Property Values

The median value of a property in Nevada is $315,900.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Nevada.

  • Less than $50,000
    26,458
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    18,637
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    31,578
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    52,739
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    174,994
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    244,856
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    91,683
  • $1,000,000 or more
    18,726

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Nevada.

  • 1939 or earlier
    14,128
  • 1940 to 1949
    13,818
  • 1950 to 1959
    34,362
  • 1960 to 1969
    72,102
  • 1970 to 1979
    163,114
  • 1980 to 1989
    187,597
  • 1990 to 1999
    325,285
  • 2000 to 2009
    336,558
  • 2010 to 2013
    117,982
  • 2014 or later
    4,900

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Nevada has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    80,963
  • 1 vehicle available
    393,512
  • 2 vehicles available
    417,166
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    250,311

Commuting to Work in Nevada

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Nevada, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 24.7 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Nevada.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    27,955
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    106,856
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    167,883
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    213,017
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    236,997
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    112,305
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    213,420
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    38,839
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    44,465
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    70,584
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    43,052
  • 90 or more minutes
    27,104

We can also look at the means of transport in Nevada to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    1,058,165
  • Carpooled
    148,796
  • Public transportation
    37,328
  • Walked
    22,343
  • Other means
    35,845
  • Worked from home
    104,254

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Nevada.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Nevada.

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