Nevada

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Population

3M

1.97% growth

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$58,003

5.12% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

1.36M

3.4% growth

Median Property Value

$258,200

7.81% growth

About

In 2017, Nevada had a population of 3M people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $58,003. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nevada grew from 2.94M to 3M, a 1.97% increase and its median household income grew from $55,180 to $58,003, a 5.12% increase.

The population of Nevada is 48.8% White Alone, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.85% Black or African American Alone. 31.1% of the people in Nevada speak a non-English language, and 89.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nevada are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (5,367 degrees awarded in 2016), College of Southern Nevada (4,763 degrees), and University of Nevada-Reno (4,309 degrees).

The median property value in Nevada is $258,200, and the homeownership rate is 56.6%. Most people in Nevada commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Nevada is 2 cars per household.

Nevada borders California, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, and Idaho.

About the photo: View from Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mts., Nevada

Economy

The economy of Nevada employs 1.36M people. The largest industries in Nevada are Traveler accommodation (119,445 people), Restaurants & Food Services (110,656 people), and Amusement & Recreation (100,563 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of other health practitioners ($189,827), Data processing, hosting & related services ($151,918), and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($122,609).

Median household income in Nevada is $58,003. Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,105. The income inequality in Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,003

2017 value

± $947

5.12%

1 Year Growth

± 2.2%

Households in Nevada have a median annual income of $58,003, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,180 in 2016, which represents a 5.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$57,702

Average Male Salary

± $1,796

$46,105

Average Female Salary

± $1,467

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nevada made 1.25 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $51,153 ± $1,475

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,378 ± $21,841

  3. Asian

    $44,523 ± $3,115

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nevada workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.451

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nevada was Washoe County, NV with a value of $61,498, followed by Clark County, NV and N/A, with respective values of $57,189 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Nevada colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nevada (405k out of 2.85M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    231,847 ± 3,586

  2. Hispanic

    155,693 ± 2,936

  3. Black

    60,929 ± 2,021

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nevada is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.36M

2017 Value

3.4%

1 Year growth

± 3.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nevada grew at a rate of 3.4%, from 1.32M employees to 1.36M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nevada, are Cashiers (41,733 people), Cooks (34,664 people), and Waiters & waitresses (33,815 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nevada.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nevada, by number of employees, are Cashiers (41,733 people), Cooks (34,664 people), and Waiters & waitresses (33,815 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Nevada has an unusually high number of residents working as Gaming services workers (23.5 times higher than expected), Firstline supervisors of gaming workers (22.3 times), and Gaming cage workers (11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nevada, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($235,037), Dentists ($180,974), and Architectural & engineering managers ($176,636).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.36M

2017 Value

3.4%

1 Year growth

± 3.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nevada grew at a rate of 3.4%, from 1.32M employees to 1.36M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nevada, are Traveler accommodation (119,445 people), Restaurants & Food Services (110,656 people), and Amusement & Recreation (100,563 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nevada, though some of these residents may live in Nevada and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nevada, by number of employees, are Traveler accommodation (119,445 people), Restaurants & Food Services (110,656 people), and Amusement & Recreation (100,563 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Nevada has an unusually high number of Metal ore mining (29.5 times higher than expected), Traveler accommodation (8.78 times), and Amusement & Recreation (5.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nevada, by average salary, are Offices of other health practitioners ($189,827), Data processing, hosting & related services ($151,918), and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($122,609).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $16B

  2. $8.39B

  3. $6.48B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $16B, followed by Mixed freight ($8.39B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($6.48B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nevada products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$75B

2015 Value

$113B

Projected 2045 Value

51.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nevada trade was $75B. This is expected to increase 51.3% to $113B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nevada trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nevada to other states, or from other states to Nevada.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.2B

  2. $6.44B

  3. $3.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Utah with $6.44B and Arizona and $3.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nevada shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.8% of the population of Nevada has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the state of Nevada was $6,714 in 2014. This is a 7% increase from the previous year ($6,275).

Primary care physicians in Nevada see 1764 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.858% increase from the previous year (1749 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1632 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 536 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Lyon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,764 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nevada see an average of 1,764 patients per year. This represents a 0.858% increase from the previous year (1,749 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

$6,714

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,417

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,796

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nevada (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7%, from $6,275 to $6,714.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.2%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

16.3%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

2.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nevada declined by 1.25% from 11.4% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nevada changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 12.4% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Nye County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nevada, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nevada by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Nevada is home to a population of 3M people, from which 89.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.7% of Nevada residents were born outside of the country (562k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Nevada is composed of 1.46M White Alone residents (48.8%), 865k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.8%), 265k Black or African American Alone residents (8.85%), 250k Asian Alone residents (8.33%), 97.1k Two or More Races residents (3.24%), 28k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.934%), 19.3k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.642%), and 11.5k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.382%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nevada are Spanish (606,945 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (89,095 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (29,787 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nevada was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Nevada are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nevada residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

562k people

18.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

548k people

As of 2017, 18.7% of Nevada residents (562k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nevada was 18.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    228,269 ± 11,275 people

  2. Philippines

    98,465 ± 7,576 people

  3. El Salvador

    29,845 ± 4,220 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 228,269 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 98,465 and El Salvador with 29,845.

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Citizenship

89.9%

2017 Citizenship

89.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.9% of Nevada residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nevada was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.46M ± 2.77k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    865k ± 23.5k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    265k ± 4.72k

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (1.46M people) in Nevada than any other race or ethnicity. There were 865k Hispanic or Latino and 265k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Nevada as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    606,945 speakers (21.6%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    89,095 speakers (3.17%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    29,787 speakers (1.06%)

31.1% of Nevada citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Nevada was Spanish. 21.6% of the overall population of Nevada are native Spanish speakers. 3.17% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 1.06% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    68,115 ± 3,306

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    40,628 ± 4,073

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    30,731 ± 2,839

Nevada has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Nevada awarded 26,224 degrees. The student population of Nevada is skewed towards women, with 50,444 male students and 69,151 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nevada are White (12,740 and 49.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,685 and 22.3%), Asian (2,460 and 9.64%), and Black or African American (1,903 and 7.46%).

The largest universities in Nevada by number of degrees awarded are University of Nevada-Las Vegas (5,367 and 20.5%), College of Southern Nevada (4,763 and 18.2%), and University of Nevada-Reno (4,309 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Nevada are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (1,384 and 5.28%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,105 and 4.21%), and Registered Nursing (1,094 and 4.17%).

The median tuition costs in Nevada are $33,000 for private four year colleges, and $3,574 and $12,536 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 665 degrees awarded

  2. 587 degrees awarded

  3. 468 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nevada was Registered Nursing with 665 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Nevada according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,367 degrees awarded

  2. 4,763 degrees awarded

  3. 4,309 degrees awarded

$3,574

Median In-State Public

$33,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Nevada institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nevada-Las Vegas with 5,367 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10,327

Degrees Awarded to Men

15,897

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 10,327 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nevada, which is 0.65 times less than the 15,897 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Nevada by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,740 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,685 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,460 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Nevada were to White students. These 12,740 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5,685 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nevada was $258,200 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $239,500 to $258,200, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Nevada is 56.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nevada have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nevada is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,003

Median Household Income

± $947

1.09M

Number of Households

± 16,584

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.09M households in Nevada grew to $58,003 from the previous year's value of $55,180.

The following chart displays the households in Nevada distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$258,200

2017 Median

± $3,014

$239,500

2016 Median

± $2,206

In 2017, the median property value in Nevada grew to to $258,200 from the previous year's value of $239,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nevada compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nevada the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nevada distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nevada the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.6%

2017 Homeownership

54.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.6% of the housing units in Nevada were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nevada compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nevada distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nevada have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nevada have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Nevada have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Nevada was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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