Carson City, NV

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2020 Population
55,244
0.86% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.2
0.472% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
9.99%
11.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$58,305
4.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$299,900
9.53% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
25,998
1.14% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Carson City, NV had a population of 55.2k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $58,305. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Carson City, NV grew from 54,773 to 55,244, a 0.86% increase and its median household income grew from $55,718 to $58,305, a 4.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carson City, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.1%), White (Hispanic) (13.1%), Other (Hispanic) (8.42%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%).

None of the households in Carson City, NV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.1% of the residents in Carson City, NV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carson City, NV are Western Nevada College (1,315 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Carson City, NV was $299,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.2%.

Most people in Carson City, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Carson City, NV was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Carson City, NV is home to a population of 55.2k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.8% of Carson City, NV residents were born outside of the country (7.08k people).

In 2020, there were 5.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.5k people) in Carson City, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.22k White (Hispanic) and 4.65k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.1%
2020 Citizenship
92.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.1% of Carson City, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Carson City, NV was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carson City, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.5k ± 422
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.22k ± 879
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.65k ± 860
24.2%
Hispanic Population
13.4k people

In 2020, there were 5.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.5k people) in Carson City, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.22k White (Hispanic) and 4.65k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.2% of the people in Carson City, NV are hispanic (13.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    226,030 ± 11,229 people
  2. Philippines
    89,969 ± 7,254 people
  3. El Salvador
    24,231 ± 3,806 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nevada was Mexico, the natal country of 226,030 Nevada residents, followed by Philippines with 89,969 and El Salvador with 24,231.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
7.08k people
12.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.96k people

As of 2020, 12.8% of Carson City, NV residents (7.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carson City, NV was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,809 ± 197
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    638 ± 167
  3. Korea
    405 ± 112

Carson City, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Carson City, NV employs 26k people. The largest industries in Carson City, NV are Public Administration (3,168 people), Retail Trade (3,059 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,519 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,942), Utilities ($75,254), and Public Administration ($52,414).

Males in Nevada have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,649. The income inequality in Nevada (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26k
2020 Value
± 1,251
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 6.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carson City, NV grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 25.7k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carson City, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,351 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,448 people), and Management Occupations (2,158 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carson City, NV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26k
2020 Value
± 1,251
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 6.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carson City, NV grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 25.7k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carson City, NV, are Public Administration (3,168 people), Retail Trade (3,059 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,519 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carson City, NV, though some of these residents may live in Carson City, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,109
Median earning men ± $1,358
$32,186
Median earning women ± $1,244

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($59,018), Wholesale Trade ($57,047), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,813), Information ($52,983), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,667).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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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. $11.8B
  2. $7.88B
  3. $5.77B

In 2020, the top outbound Nevada product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $11.8B, followed by Electronics ($7.88B) and Textiles/leather ($5.77B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.7B
2020 Value in Nevada
$145B
Projected 2050 Value in Nevada
94.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nevada trade was $74.7B. This is expected to increase 94.1% to $145B by 2050.

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. $17.5B
  2. $2.92B
  3. $2.88B

In 2020, the top outbound Nevada domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.5B, followed by Utah with $2.92B and New York and $2.88B.

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

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Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Carson City, NV awarded 1,315 degrees. The student population of Carson City, NV in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,491 male students and 2,004 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carson City, NV are White (834 and 63.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (308 and 23.4%), Two or More Races (53 and 4.03%), and Unknown (51 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Carson City, NV by number of degrees awarded are Western Nevada College (1,315 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carson City, NV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (293 and 22.3%), General Construction Trades (228 and 17.3%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (134 and 10.2%).

The median tuition cost in Carson City, NV for a public four year colleges is $3,203 for in-state students and $10,680 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,495 students enrolled in Carson City, NV, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,057 records, of which 57.8% were women and 42.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 112 degree-majors awarded
  2. 93 degree-majors awarded
  3. 293 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Carson City, NV was Physical Sciences with 112 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Carson City, NV according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,315 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Nevada College with 1,315 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 682 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carson City, NV, which is 1.08 times more than the 633 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 834 degrees mean that there were 2.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 308 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,203) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($345) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.06% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.18% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (694k), Some college (608k), and Bachelors Degree (364k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Carson City, NV was $299,900 in 2020, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $273,800 to $299,900, a 9.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Carson City, NV is 58.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Carson City, NV have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carson City, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carson City, NV is $58,305. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Carson City, NV was Census Tract 3 with a value of $93,359, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 10.02, with respective values of $83,200 and $81,330.

Property

$299,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,139
$13,299
Median Property Taxes
±$769

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carson City, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Carson City, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%
Homeownership
2020
71.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.2% of the housing units in Carson City, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 8
  3. Census Tract 10.02

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carson City, NV was Census Tract 3 with a value of $93,359, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 10.02, with respective values of $83,200 and $81,330.

The following map shows all of the places in Carson City, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,305
Median Household Income
± $2,023
22.5k
Number of Households
± 968

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Carson City, NV grew to $58,305 from the previous year's value of $55,718.

The following chart displays the households in Carson City, NV 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carson City, NV is from Nevada.
0.448
2020 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.448
2019 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2020, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.117% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.43%)

In 2020, 79.4% of workers in Carson City, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (5.43%).

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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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carson City, NV have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Carson City, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

9.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carson City, NV (5.29k out of 52.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carson City, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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89.4% of the population of Carson City, NV has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carson City, NV see 1352 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.76% increase from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1055 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 368 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nevada, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,352 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carson City, NV

Primary care physicians in Carson City, NV see an average of 1,352 patients per year. This represents a 3.76% increase from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carson City, NV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nevada across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carson City, NV declined by 8.96% from 11.6% to 10.6%.

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

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